The C7 Corvette ZR1 was filmed getting wet and slushie on the semi-snowy roads at the ‘Ring, but that didn’t stop it from putting some serious power down. Interestingly, and maybe it’s just our ears, we don’t seem to hear any forced induction going on in the audio. The distinct whine from the 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 seems to be missing. But, again, it may simply be the audio.
Or, maybe it’s the long-rumored return of a DOHC V8 for the Corvette. Leaked documents last year showed a 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine as inbound for the 2018 model year of Corvette, and the ZR1 would seem like a likely home for such an engine. The ZR1 may also be boasting active aero technology, per patent images discovered earlier this year.
As for when we’ll see the C7 Corvette ZR1 debut, we’re still unsure. Though, most recent reports have once again pointed to an August debut at an IMSA event. In the meantime, take in the spy video footage by pressing play right up above.