Judging by what we’ve heard in the sparse amount of videos available featuring the C7 Corvette ZR1, it’s one loud puppy. Perhaps too loud.
The C7 Corvette ZR1 once again took to the Nürburgring to polish up its track prowess. But, this time, it had some goofy exhaust hanging from the rear.
The pipes are likely a quick fix for noise level restrictions at the race track, which are marked at 100 decibels for industry testing. If the Corvette ZR1 is making more noise than that, it’s pretty freaking loud. Typical levels from motorsport events hover around 130 decibels.
It’s possible the hottest of C7 Corvette variants may have an adaptable exhaust, which could let it sing its song at full voice upon reaching the race track. Or, it just may be that the Germans found it too loud. The equipment has never been spied on C7 ZR1 prototypes until now.
As for what’s making all that noise, we still don’t know. Potentially, we could see the return of a DOHC V8 engine, displacing 6.2-liters with an LT5 designation. Or, there may be an even more potent 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine under the hood.