Part of me thinks this was intentionally done by Katech for publicity...
Did Katech Just Out the 2018 Corvette With an LT5 V8? - GM Inside News
Originally Posted by GMI
You guys remember Katech, the long time catalyst behind Corvette Racing before GM brought all competition engine development in house?
Well, their website has already made provisions for the “2018+ Corvette ZR1/Zora LT5,” do they know something we don’t?
Back in 2013 GM reapplied to trademark the LT5 moniker–the C4 ZR1 used a quad-cam small-block LT5 V8 developed by Lotus Engineering and built by Mercury Marine–leading to speculation we may see a new overhead cammed V8 in the next Corvette.
Just a year after regaining the rights to LT5, GM filed to patent the name “Zora,” which kicked off fresh speculation that GM would use that name on a special mid-engine Corvette–just like Zora Arkus-Duntov wanted.
Katech has since taken the page down.