Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | April 19, 2017 14:26
Next-gen Corvette ZR1 seen doing rounds at the Nurburgring
The last time we saw the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was way back in November 2016. Gone is the heavy camouflage as our spies were able to snap photos of the high-performance Corvette with its aggressive aerokit. Now, our insiders were able to spot the ZR1 once again, specifically at the Nurburgring.
Compared to the shots taken by our insiders several months ago, the new set of photos give a more detailed look of the Corvette ZR1's exterior. Dominating the front section is a large bulbous hood which could be hiding a highly-tuned V8. Also seen are what appear to large vents and a three huge air intakes.
It also has what looks to be a front splitter with small winglets, a huge rear wing, larger rocker panels and new side vents. Sitting behind the twin five-spoke alloy wheels are what could be carbon-ceramic discs that are clamped down by large blue calipers.
As for its powertrain, it is highly likely that the Corvette ZR1 will be capable of cranking out more than 700 PS (the previous ZR1 produced 638 PS). The engine itself remains a mystery however though rumors are going around that it might be a supercharged V8 or a twin-turbo V8.
It is expected that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be the final model in the C7 lineup. Also, the upcoming ZR1 could also be the last front-engine Corvette as Chevrolet will apparently make the C8 a mid-engine road car.