Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 May Have Been Too Loud for the Nurburgring

Chevy has had to modify the exhaust on its Corvette ZR1 prototype that’s been spied testing at the Nurburgring.

Recently, spy photographers caught the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 making laps around the Nurburgring and everything appeared to be business as usual. But now the Corvette ZR1 has been spied on the roadways near the Nurburgring, sporting what appears to be a strange exhaust setup at first glance.

But for those that have attended track days, you’ll know there’s often a sound limit and if your car is too loud for the track, changes have to be made. One of the most well known tricks of the trade is to extend the exhaust tip at an angle.

In the U.S., it’s often done by those racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

SEE ALSO: Corvette ZR1 Spied Getting Some Track Time with Crazy Aero Package

It appears the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is over the 100-dB limit allowed during the industry test session, so expect it to sound just as mean as it looks once it debuts.

Discuss this story on our Chevrolet Corvette Forum