Yet another subtle hint has surfaced indicating we’ll be seeing the proposed 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 sooner rather than later.
Corvette Blogger reports the GM order system now shows a gas guzzler tax has been assigned an RPO after a customer went through the process of ordering a C7 Corvette Z06. Specifically, the gas guzzler tax receives RPO R8E.
This also follows the fact GM has also assigned an RPO code to the Corvette Carbon 65 special edition surrounding its blue brake calipers. Along with the RPO code, they’re officially called “ZR1 Blue.” Blue brake calipers made their appearance on the C6 Corvette ZR1, which was also known as “the blue devil.”
We’ve heard numerous reports the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 will debut sometime this year, but no solid dates have been confirmed. An IMSA race in August and a private event towards the end of this year are all possibilities. There’s no denying the Corvette team has something coming our way soon, though.