[SPIED] 2018 Corvette ZR1 Spotted Testing at the Nurburgring

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[SPIED] 2018 Corvette ZR1 Spotted Testing at the Nurburgring
Photo Credit: CarPix / Autoblog


New pictures of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 have showed up in our inbox today and these latest photos will make you very happy! That’s because the camo-wrapped 2018 Corvette ZR1 was spotted testing on the Nurburgring in Germany!

These photos were most likely bought and paid for, so head over to our friends at Autoblog to see all 20+ images in high-res glory! (We’ll be here when you get back!)

I know we say this seemingly with every new photo set, but these new ZR1 photos give us the best look yet at what is looking to be a Corvette dedicated for track duty.


While many are drawn to the new front fascia design or the size of the rear wing, I would pay special attention to that hood bulge, which either comes from a larger supercharger on top of the LT4 V8 or the 32-valve DOHC LT5 that may or may not be offered with the car. When you get to the right photo, it looks like there are openings on each side of the hood bulge. The front of the bulge has two openings as well which sort of reminds us of the waterfall hood design on the C7.R race cars.

The Corvette ZR1 is wearing the large wing in these photos and there are no other Corvettes shown in the photo set other than the big-wing car. Other aerodynamic clues include the vertical winglets on the sides of the front splitter while the rocker panels look to be the same as those found on the Z06.

The five-spoke Star-patterned wheels in black are featured all around the car and I hope these do make it to final production as they are different than any previous Corvette wheels offered.

It’s still up in the air when Chevrolet will reveal the 2018 Corvette ZR1, and with all the changes happening at the plant, I think at this point that it’s unlikely that production would begin anytime in 2017. We’re probably looking at an announcement later this year with production beginning sometime in the first half of 2018.


Source:
Autoblog
Photos by CarPix

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