A test fleet of heavily camouflaged C8 Chevy Corvettes was seen leaving the parking lot of a Denver, Colorado hotel this morning, according to a reader that shared a photo of the vehicles with TFLCar.com.
And that could mean good news for enthusiasts who are seeking even more power out of the eighth-generation Corvette.
Some of the wrapped-up test cars appear to be the upcoming Z06 or ZR1 models, according to the website.
While the coronavirus may have changed the timeline for the arrival of these higher-power mid-engine Corvettes, a leak back in April revealed that a new model would debut each year, beginning in 2022, with the Z06 first, followed by the Grand Sport, the ZR1 and ultimately the 1,000-horsepower electrified Zora.
TFLCars surmises that a 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine will power the Z06 and ZR1, but with different amounts of horsepower. The Z06 is estimated at 650 horsepower, while the ZR1 and its possible twin turbos could churn out 850 horsepower.
The website points out that prototypes are frequently seen in Colorado and believes crews are likely altitude-testing this big group of Corvettes in the Rocky Mountains.
Furthermore, TFL says the angle and distance of the photo make it hard to tell what sort of Corvettes are pictured, but the bodies do seem to be wider on the cars hidden under covers. They also don’t appear to have the wings normally associated with higher-performance models like the ZR1 and Z06.
Perhaps some of our eagle-eyed readers may be able to expand on these theories. We’re curious to hear what you think the significance, if any, of the red mirrors on two of the cars might mean.
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