Well, it seems we are able to officially call it. We do our best in the business to not jump to any major conclusions surrounding spy photos, future product and stay frosty overall. But, the latest batch of spy photos provides near confirmation the prototype Corvettes we’ve seen for months are, in fact, the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1.
Upon inspection to some more up close and personal spy photos, the “ZR1” logo can be seen embossed into the five-spoke, star-pattern wheels. The C7 Corvette ZR1 has been wearing these wheels since it was first spotted, along with the blue brake calipers we considered a nod to the C6 Corvette ZR1, or the “blue devil.” So, there you have it, it’s a ZR1, folks.
Briefly, it was considered the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 may actually be a C7 Z06X, a factory prepped track package to the Z06 itself. There’s also the precedent put in place by the original C4 Corvette ZR-1; the ZR1 itself seems to skip every other generation. Just theories, but they can be totally dismissed now.
Unless the Corvette team has been playing some elaborate trick, this will be the most powerful, track-ready Corvette ever created. Now, we just want to know where power is coming from to ensure it’s worthy of the ZR1 badge.
Spy shots: Corvette Blogger