Although the internet and automotive world at large are abuzz with the real possibility of a mid-engined Corvette coming, something new and front-engined is clearly on its way for the C7 Corvette generation.
Autoblog has the latest spy shots of what we deemed a mystery Corvette previously. Now, it’s looking like this could be the king ZR1 returning for the C7 generation. If you dial the spy shots in closely, this car has blue brake calipers, much like the C6 Corvette ZR1 sported. Remember, it was also deemed ‘The Blue Devil” for a reason.
There’s also some interesting fins at the rear of this possible C7 Corvette ZR1, and we can make out something wrapped up in the rear of the vehicle. This time around, the Corvette ZR1 could sport a wicked spoiler for additional downforce.
Up front, there are additional air inlets for cooling capabilities for an unknown engine. It’s likely a reworked 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 is hiding under the hood, but maybe the C7 ZR1 will usher in the long-rumored, twin-turbo LT5 small block V8. We can only guess at this point.
Rumors have pegged a debut date at the 2017 North American International Auto Show for the C7 Corvette ZR1, and if these prototypes in the wild are any indication, they very well could be correct.