After collectively disappointing the internet following our report stating there will not be a 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, it seems the upcoming variant has taken a holiday in Canada.
The 2018 Corvette ZR1 was spied out in
aboot about as it trekked through cold temperatures and snowy conditions. It still wore similar mismatched body parts in various colors, and the front end is cloaked by plenty of camouflage. Said camo is likely hiding a revised front fascia with reworked aerodynamic and cooling upgrades.
As for what’s powering the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1, if you haven’t heard already, leaked General Motors documents confirmed the return of the “LT5” designation. Specifically, the documents showed a 6.2-liter DOHC LT5 V8 engine appearing for the 2018 model year of Corvette. After connecting a few dots, we can make an educated guess as to where this engine will appear. And by that, we mean in a production C7 Corvette ZR1.
If the ZR1 is to once again be the top dog of Corvettes, it will have to surpass the 650 hp mark set by the 2017 C7 Corvette Z06. We have faith the Corvette team will be able to do just that.
Spy shots: Motor1