Earlier this morning, we showed how GM has named the new Carbon 65 blue caliper color as “ZR1 Blue” in the dealer’s order system, and we speculated that the blue calipers are a harbinger for the 2018 Corvette ZR1.
Our friend Rick Conti saw that data earlier and posted the info on his website. We don’t have access to the GM’s order system, but luckily some others heard about this and after more investigation, the RPO R8E “Gas guzzler Tax, ZR1” was also spotted in the order system.
This latest update is from the Corvette Action Center who screen captured the new information:
According to their report, an order was being placed for the 2018 Corvette Z06 when the options for the ZR1 gas guzzler tax was:
As you can see, RPO J6B CALIPER COLOR ZR1 BLUE is an option, and RPO R8E which is nothing more than a Gas Guzzler tax, is referenced with ZR1.
It sort of makes sense that the RPO for the ZR1 gas guzzler tax was found under the Z06 as they shared the same platform back in 2009-2013 and most likely will again for the C7 version.
We were already believers that the Corvette ZR1 was coming in 2018 and it looks like this information is pretty much the icing on the cake. The only real question is not IF the 2018 Corvette ZR1 is coming, but when…
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