Spied: New Corvette ZR1 in its Glorious Production Skin

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More Chevy Corvette spy photos have been captured, this time showing what looks like the production form of the new 2018 Corvette ZR1. 

Aerodynamic enhancements contribute the biggest visual change to the ZR1 thanks to a new large hood, more air vents, a new front fascia, a new front splitter and even small vertical winglets attached to either end of the splitter.

A massive wing in the rear and bigger rocker panels complete the package, all of which should help this Corvette stick to the track. Previous ZR1 prototypes were seen testing with blue brake calipers, a signature element of older ZR1s, and those same blue calipers can be seen on the rear end of this car.

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Power for the new ZR1 is still a mystery, though it is expected to be over 700 horsepower. A supercharged 6.2-liter V8 could be called into service for the ZR1, while a twin-turbo V8 is also reportedly under development at GM and could power this car.

This ZR1 will be last special edition model of the C7 generation before the new C8 is introduced in 2018. The new Corvette will almost certainly be a mid-engine sports car, leaving the fate of the front-engine Corvette in question.

The Corvette ZR1 should debut in early January at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

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  • milwaukeegregg

    A viper it will never be……………………….

  • Mbukukanyau

    Consindering how badly the new viper was spanked by the 7 year old ZR1, neither does it want to be.

  • Like he said….Vettes>Vipers