It was once assumed the 2017 C7 Corvette and Z06 would be receiving an updated, or redesigned, hood to help counter cooling issues the C7 generation of Corvette has been occasionally plagued with. However, that is not the case.
Corvette Blogger has snagged photos of a pre-production, 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 which show no exterior changes whatsoever. The photos come from two Stingray Forum members, who spotted the 2017 Corvette Z06 while in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The hood modifications likely refer to the supercharger hood on the Z06, as Lead Corvette Engineer Tadge Juechter commented on during the 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport drive.
That means, if you were looking for any sort of freshened styling for the 2017 model year, you’re out of luck. However, we should have details on upcoming colors and trims shortly as the 2017 model year begins production next month.