For the first time, we’ve gotten a detailed look at the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1‘s interior, and no surprise, it looks a lot like any other C7 Corvette.
The major differences are plenty of carbon fiber trimmings on the dashboard and the steering wheel. Everything else looks pretty standard from what we can see. However, there’s an automatic gear selector present, and we’d bet this particular prototype houses 10 speeds, much like the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 10-speed automatic was co-developed between Ford and General Motors. The Camaro ZL1 was GM’s first application of the transmission, which is strictly for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. GM plans to roll the transmission out to eight vehicles through 2018.
Elsewhere, the spy shots show everything we’ve seen before. Gaping front grilles, a major engine bulge in the hood, and five-spoke wheels. What’s still unclear is what will be powering the C7 Corvette ZR1. Previous documents showed a 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine coming in 2018 specifically for the Corvette, but it’s possible that engine may be reserved for the C8 Corvette, which will move to a mid-engine layout. All we know is the C7 Corvette ZR1 is definitely supercharged, judging by plenty of spy videos.
Spy shots: Motor1