Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
By: Fedora Atjeh | November 09, 2017
For some time the rumors and conjectures about a Corvette with a central engine do not stop appearing and disappearing. We have even seen test mules rolling under intense camouflage, but those prototypes were accompanied by other cars that fitted much more closely with the philosophy of the American supercar.
Now they have returned to hunt those familiar silhouettes, and they have done it rolling on the road and at the Laguna Seca circuit. They are neither more nor less than the new Corvette C7 ZR1 that will arrive in 2018 despite the fact that they denied it three years ago, and they will do it with huge ailerons, a lot of power and in coupe or cabriolet versions.
The most extreme Corvette is almost ready
According to Ben Hsu, the author of the video, in the Californian circuit there were (apart from a unit of the radical muscle car Chevrolet Camaro ZL1), four units of Corvette ZR1, two with large ailerons and other two with ones of smaller size. Something that can be confirmed in the following videos and points to different configurations.
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Not counting the rumors that point in several directions, it is difficult to venture into the engine that will use the Vette ZR1. In any case, what is clear is that it will not be the same V8 LT4 6.2-liter and 659 hp used by the Camaro ZL1 because its sound is radically different. It could be an enhanced version of the supercharged that is equipped in the Z06 of 2015 in which it already offers 625 HP, which is almost certain to use the automatic gearbox of 10 relations developed jointly between GM and Ford.
And yes, there are still many ballots for General Motors to be working on a supercar with a central engine, but possibly it will not be a Corvette, but a Cadillac that will be presented (in theory) at the Detroit Motor Show in 2018 and that could reach the dealers in 2019, just after the expected renewal of the Corvette C7 generation.