It’s been awhile, but our old friend has returned. Once again, new video has surfaced of the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 taking to the Nürburgring for development, and it’s still sporting the goofy, sound-muffling exhaust.
And, again, the C7 Corvette ZR1 goes flat out at the circuit, which makes for some wicked fly-by moments in the video. Even with the sound-muffling pipes, this is still a very, very loud Corvette.
So, let’s recap what we know and expect for the C7 Corvette ZR1. Foremost, it’s certainly supercharged. Plenty of video has revealed its whine. What the supercharger is bolted to remains a mystery, however. The most logical option would be an amplified version of the Corvette Z06’s 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine. But, then we don’t know what to make of DOHC LT5 V8 option codes popping up that make references to the Corvette ZR1.
Additionally, it’s very likely that we’ll see some sort of active aerodynamics system appear with the C7 Corvette ZR1 after patent images revealed such a system.
When the Corvette ZR1 does show its face, it’s expected to be the final variant to top off the C7 Corvette’s family of sports cars. It may also be the final front-engine Corvette ahead of the industry’s worst-kept secret: the mid-engine Corvette.