Everyone has to eat, and every car has to fuel up. That includes important prototype vehicles like the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1—and a prototype of the hottest C7 Corvette variant has been spotted filling up.
The video was posted to Instagram from user robert_hellcat and it shows the C7 Corvette ZR1 pulling away from a fuel station. The car is still covered in plenty of camouflage, but it’s thinner than we’ve seen before and it shows the hood off in a new way.
Specifically, the hood seems to be hiding something pretty large underneath. The camo outlines a very aggressive lump sitting smack in the middle of the hood, pushed towards the windshield. Of course, rumor has it the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 will debut with a 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine, but we’ve yet to see anything to confirm it. Leaked documents showed the engine aligned with a 2018 model year Corvette, and the ZR1 seems like a natural fit. The “LT5” code also showed up in GM’s RPO database, too.
We’ve seen and heard plenty from ZR1 prototypes in the past and the car has distinctly supercharged sound to it. Even if this Corvette sports a DOHC engine, it also employs forced induction.
We don’t have a clear timeline as to when we’ll see the Corvette ZR1 in the sheet metal, but a mid-engine Corvette looms on the horizon. The C7 Corvette ZR1 should be coming sooner rather than later.