It’s pretty clear the C7 Corvette will see a ZR1 variant sooner rather than later, but as for when, we’re still in the dark. However, the ZR1 prototypes are busy things these days and have most recently been spotted testing at Germany’s famed Nürburgring.
Spy shots show what will likely be the most hardcore, track capable Corvette hitting the ‘Ring with Michigan manufacturer plates to boot. It’s also getting skimpy; gone is the black cladding and we can begin to see more of the Corvette ZR1’s lines, though, it’s still skewed by the swirled camouflage.
Most notable are the gaping front air vents and the large power bulge emitting from the hood, maybe, possibly hiding a 6.2-liter DOHC LT5 V8 engine. Also, the big wing is back for this round of shots and it looks to be taller than ever for maximum downforce at the track. It’s possible active aerodynamics are at work here, too, judging by previous patent images.
Along with the spy shots, this report plays upon the possibility of an August debut for the C7 Corvette ZR1. It’s rumored Chevrolet will unveil the ZR1 at the 2017 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase IMSA event, though, we’ve had our doubts on that date.
Spy shots: Motor1