It’s become more evident with these spy shots the Corvette team has something serious up its sleeve. While this could be a track-packaged Corvette Z06 X, we’ll refer to it as the C7 Corvette ZR1 until we learn otherwise.
So, what’s going on with this C7 Corvette ZR1? A lot. Spy shots from AutoGuide show us the best glimpse of the vehicle yet. Even better: the C7 ZR1 seems to have ditched some of its camouflage, giving us a clear view of the front of the vehicle.
Aerodynamics look to be playing a major part in this rumored C7 Corvette ZR1. What’s left of the camo seems to be hiding massive air intakes and a front lip spoiler up front, and maybe even some carbon fiber thrown in for good measure.
From the side, the C7 Corvette ZR1 sports unique, star-shaped wheels we haven’t seen on a C7 Corvette and they’re wrapped in utterly massive tires. Behind those star-shaped wheels sit some pretty beefy brakes, too.
This prototype doesn’t sport the giant rear wing we saw in early spy shots, but two posts at the rear decklid let us know it’s still part of the formula.
Rumor has it this hardcore Corvette ZR1 will debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show and will serve as a send-off before a mid-engine Corvette arrives for the 2019 model year. Power? Yeah, it will have that, too. Expect around 700 hp from this ZR1.