First it was the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Than it was the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of January. Now we are told no, it will be in…August. AUGUST! Please say it ain’t so that we’ll have to wait another eight months before the next chapter in the C7 Corvette is revealed to the public?
Actually, the website owner in me is secretly very pleased with the decision as every time we write about the 2018 Corvette ZR1, our stats go off the charts. However, the Corvette enthusiast in me is like a little kid on December 24th, staring at the huge wrapped present that you know contains what you’ve always wanted, but you can’t open it until all the family shows up the next day.
So our friends at Car and Driver are now suggesting that the reveal for the 2018 Corvette ZR1 will come in August at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.
We’re not sure why Road America in Wisconsin is now the chosen track other than Chevrolet sponsors a bridge there named after the Corvette. Considering the alternatives, we still prefer the first race of the season at Daytona International Speedway with the GTLM Champions Corvette Racing preparing to defend their title. Or the NCM Motorsports Park at the end of April on the weekend when over a thousand Corvette enthusiasts – ultimately the target customers for this car – descend on the Corvette Museum for the 2018 model roll-out.
Another reason we don’t like the time frame as it comes after the likely start of 2018 Corvette production, which will cause uncertainty for customers who are ready to buy but don’t have any information about the car. It also means the model will not benefit from all the roll-out promotion that it would get by having it earlier in the year.
So for now, it’s August 2017 for the reveal of the 2018 Corvette ZR1. Until it isn’t. And we couldn’t be happier!
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