The 2018 Corvette ZR1 Convertible is an elusive animal that, by our count, has been spotted in the wild just twice. CorvetteBlogger was first to show photos of the Convertible ZR1 in October 2016 thanks to an Ohio resident (and 2017 Grand Sport owner) David Wesel who captured the droptop ZR1 with a group of 2018 ZR1 Coupes. The second sighting was the same week when a twitter video showing that convoy of Corvette prototypes heading down the highway.
Sightings of the Corvette ZR1s have been sporadic since they were a no-show at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The 2018 ZR1 was spied in the snow in a nice series of pics with a mid-engine Corvette prototype (staged, perhaps?) and most recently, the sighting of both the big and small wing variants of the Corvette ZR1 Coupes running laps at Laguna Seca.
But now the Convertible model is back in the news thanks to spy shots shown on a several websites including our friends at AutoBlog. The prototype was spotted on Chevy’s home turf, GM’s proving grounds in Milford. As these photos are bought and paid for, check out the full gallery at AutoBlog.
The car was spotted with its heavy fabric camouflage on the front although more of the redesigned front grill can be seen through the camo’s openings then previous versions.
We’ve only seen the smaller of the two wings on the Convertible prototype and while it’s possible that the big wing spoiler could be optionally equipped for the convertible, it doesn’t seem likely. The ZR1 Coupe and Convertible models with the smaller wing will probably be the “standard” versions while the ZR1 Coupe with the big wing spoiler will be the “extreme” version in the model’s hierarchy of performance.
Of course, all the above is speculation at this point, but that’s what makes spy photos so much fun, right?
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