The Corvette team might as well have second homes in Germany with how often the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 is caught testing at the Nürburgring.
This time, though, we can decidedly tell the prototype is shifting via an automatic gearbox and the supercharger whine is distinct. We haven’t speculated about the transmission much, but it could be that GM’s 10-speed automatic finds a home here, seeing the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was the first application. As for engines, it seems more and more likely we’re dealing with a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine.
That’s despite leaked documents stating a 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 was coming for the 2018 model year of Corvette. We suppose anything is possible, though.
We do expect the C7 Corvette ZR1 to benefit from an active aerodynamic system, detailed in trademarked images weeks prior, which show sketches similar to the ZR1 prototype. For as much as we know about the C7 Corvette ZR1, we’re also in the dark.
When will we see the light? That’s unclear, too. New reports once again state an August debut at an IMSA race event, but we won’t know for sure until someone wants us to know.