2018 C7 Corvette ZR1’s Interior Spied And It Has An Automatic Transmission15
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
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It about time for automatic transmission! All the upscale luxury sport cars has had this for years! Corvette’s managment is a sleep at the wheel as usual. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Austin Martin, etc… Now after all these years… ZR1! LOL!
I want the transmission that makes the ZR1 the fastest! I don’t care about feel, or being in control, or posting times on my ability or need something to do to keep from getting bored.
FEEL is a joke! Being connected with the road is laughable, and just another excuse to justify having a manual.
Control is no different than feel. People want control because they can’t come to grip with knowing that a computer is better then you!
Shifting not to get bored! This is hilarious, if you need a stick shift to keep you from getting bored while driving then your life is pathetic. And it shows that you Re not a very good driver, and you don’t have a passion to drive! A passion to shift yes, drive No!
Just because you shift doesn’t make you a better driver! By the way yes I can do both very well!
In the end lap times is all that matters!
“I don’t care … Getting bored” “lap times all that matters”
Focus on the “I don’t…”. That’s just your opinion mate. I personally don’t care about lap times, I am not a racing driver, who is? Who cares about lap times? I don’t, I’ll never be any good and neither will 99%. I don’t care about getting 5 seconds faster lap times because it will still be pretty bad but I’ll still feel good about it and try to beat myself. Racing manual just adds more to the experience, more to improve upon, more to enjoy! I drive for the experience, not to get good times and manual is a big part of that for me.
Granted the zr1is more race focused and I’m not bashing them putting an auto in it, people like you obviously have a use for it. But I don’t, and you have to respect that, bashing people on basis of liking other things is the truly pathetic thing here.
People don’t want control because they don’t want to accept automatic is faster, they want control because control, for them (opinions!), is more fun.
Again, I find manually changing gears to be such a satisfactory experience, the car does what you make it do not what the computer makes it do and I prefer that. Automatic makes driving easy, but i love a challenge. I want my performance to depend more on my own skill. Yes, I would find automatic to be somewhat boring in comparison to manual (In comparison! Noone thinks driving an automatic Corvette would be boring, just less fun relatively). Slamming around the shifter feels just good to us.
Don’t go around claiming people are wrong or make assumptions like it’s the truth based on your own opinions, because that’s not how opinions work.
Btw, I love automatic, especially when I’m just casually driving it’s amazing, but in a car like the Corvette? That I drive for fun? Manual for me.
A fast car and lap times doesn’t make a great drivers car. Not to mention you suck at driving and would never put down laptime times at the upper limit of what the car is capable of. If you can’t push the limits you may as well have a connected car that is enjoyable and you are apart of.
It would be similar as having numb electric steering in a sports car. You have no feel off the road, no feedback. There is never confidence which way the tires are pointed (I.e. oversteer)
Your an internet numbers guy. Google: Wikipedia nurburgring lap times is what you live for. And it’s meaningless
Lol I got you guys good. I was just kidding about manuals being inferior, they’re the best and I daily one in my EG Civic
Mm sure, nice try at recovery lol haha
But ok, I indeed hope you were trolling, for your sake.
It’s about time GM adds autos to the top of the line sports cars! Being paralyzed and unable to drive a manual any longer means I have to have auto in anything I drive. It’s about time GM listened to the Vette lovers that have been asking for an equal shot at the cars they love. I couldn’t wait to get my Z06 auto and now maybe when tge Zr1 finally lands in auto trim. I’ll finally have a chance to own the car I’ve wanted since they brought out the Blue Devil in 09. Thank you GM!
I thought this would be the reaction! This isn’t just about track times it’s about street light to street light. For people that don’t like track times then explain to me why people show other people their time slips when they go to the race track? Because getting to the finish line first is important!
You act as if I can’t drive a manual! I can drive a manual and probably better then you. As I said I getting to the finish is the most important thing! This is why you by a sports car TO GO FAST! Not kinda FAST! Why would you leave tenths of a second on the track or street?
Man you really didn’t listen to what I said huh? Not everyone is as competetive a racer as you. Heck most of them will never even go to a track with their Corvette!
track times aren’t important to all people, ofcourse people that go to the racetrack like to share their times, and besides I would still share my time slip too regardless wether it’s good. And I never said people don’t care about track times, just that they won’t care about the advantage of automatic in comparison to losing manual, some just race for fun and personal achievement, not to be the best, like me, And those that do, they buy an automatic.
He didn’t say you suck and can’t drive a manual, he elaborated on my argument that almost everyone sucks compared to professionals and thus those track times that you would sell a kidney for are nothing special anyway. Why the hell is it important to get to the finish line first?! Do you win money? Eternal fame? NO! You think it’s important because you like it to be, but objectively it is just not, it will not gain you anything and thus it’s no different than me finding having a manual important to have.
I’m sure you’re a better driver than me or anyone else here, you seem very competitive to the point where you can’t imagine another reality that’s not all about being fast. but that doesn’t mean there isn’t. I bought a Corvette not just because I wanted to go fast but because I love the car, I love how it looks, I love how it feels to drive, I love knowing it is fast.
There is so much more to it than just going as fast as possible and it’s a pity you can’t understand that.
I agree with you 100%. The voice of reason. And that’s why GM is offering both options.
Picking a manual use to be the way to go they use to be able to be shifted faster then the old slush boxes! But now technology has rendered them useless.
They are not faster anymore, don’t get better gas mileage for the most part, (some do most don’t)
Being connected to the road is a complete joke in my opinion, there is so much more to performance driving then shifting gears on your own.
Don’t tell me your not competitive when a guy is at the light and he wants to go.
You sound like you’ve done one too many lines of coke.
“GOTTA GO FAST AHHHHHHHHH”
Why not drive and chill?
So street racing. Nice
Selling an auto is all about maximizing sales anymore.
Yes we could be smug and demand only a manual to remain traditional but you are leaving sales on the table.in a car like this you need to sell everyone you can.
The other factor is for extra performance and lower emissions it almost requires a automatic with some combination of engines. But even then the performance is even greater anymore.
Hey this is a case they do what they have to dots survive.
Automatic= Better for 1/4 mile
Manual= Better for road course
Fact! (As stated by Randy Pobst)
Me personally, I love to feel the car and row through the gears. To each his own. 🙂