C7 Corvette ZR1 May Debut Active Aerodynamic System4
Previously, Chevrolet was outed when media discovered patents surrounding an active aerodynamic system with sketches of the C7 generation of Corvette. While it always seemed plausible such a system would arrive with the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1, we may have the best evidence yet.
New photos show a 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 prototype in Detroit, Michigan wearing the smaller of the two wings we’ve seen on the coupe in various spy shots. However, looking closely shows the spoiler isn’t attached to the rear deck, as wings normally are. Instead, it looks to be mounted through openings in the top of the hatch.
It certainly looks like an adjustable system, but the curious matter is still the fact we’ve seen different types and designs for the rear wing. These photos show the lower, less aggressive wing. The Corvette ZR1 prototype that has been spotted at the Nürburgring quite a bit sports the larger spoiler. It’s possible both use an active aero system, but may be different options depending on how hardcore a buyer wants their ZR1 to be.
Indeed, the patent application does point to the rear wing as part of an active aero system of sorts and describes the system while alluding to a front and rear spoiler to help control airflow accordingly with the ride height.
We have plenty of pieces to the ZR1’s puzzle, but we don’t have a completely clear picture just yet. If the C7 Corvette ZR1 does plan on launching as a 2018 model, we’d expect it to show face sometime later this year. Until then, we’ll keep on keeping on.
Spy shots: Corvette Blogger
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I like the big ass wing and I don’t understand why people are turned off by it? It clearly works so if it’s not for show then why hate it?
Are people so insecure that they won’t be seen in a car with a wing this size because they are worried about what people will say about you as you drive by!
Some people are just sad!
There’s a lot of places in America where the police have the ability to write a ticket for a device that “obstructs the view of the driver.” I had plenty of friends with the bone-stock wings on WRX STIs and Evos get tickets for this. That plus the negative impact on fuel mileage are two pretty damn good reasons to hide your big wing.
The thought came to me at 1:00am but I bet that this new zr1 (if it is a zr1)will very well also use an application of multimatic shocks!
GM clearly wants to unlock shareholder value. Corvette, as an independent division to battle the likes of Porsche it’s probably of more value than Cadillac if not for Escalade, and has huge growth potential.
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