There’s a new variant of the C8 Corvette headed down the pipe, and it’s looking to bring even more of that go-faster good stuff we’ve come to expect from Chevy’s mid-engine masterpiece. The variant in question is the new 2025 Chevy Corvette ZR1, and it’ll serve up a heap of forced induction power and plenty of track-ready performance. Now, a prototype of the upcoming 2025 Chevy Corvette ZR1 has been spotted on the Nurburgring, giving us an early look at the sports car as it puts in some hot laps.
This particular prototype is an example of the 2025 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Coupe, which is equipped with a manually removable hard top, as opposed to the Convertible body style. The front fascia looks nearly identical to that of the C8 Corvette Z06, save for a small piece of plastic trim on the nose. Familiar dive planes are also seen up front, which look identical to those offered with the Z07 package for the Z06. Also notable are the massive air ducts in the “hood.”
The stance incorporates a wide body treatment that’s similar (if not identical) to that of the C8 Corvette Z06, although that’s also an extra air intake in the flanks, spotted just ahead of the rear wheels. Speaking of the wheels, these rollers are a new design, as we covered previously.
Up top, there’s a new roof antenna setup, with two small “dots” around the rear of the roof, one of which is likely used for 5G connectivity, the other of which is likely used for the Rear Camera Mirror lens. To note, the C8 Coupe models through the 2024 model year include just one roof-mounted dot, which is used for the Rear Camera Mirror lens.
The rear fascia of this Corvette ZR1 prototype appears to be more or less identical to that of the U.S.-market Z06, and includes quad exhaust tips, mounted centrally in the rear fascia. The rear end also shows off an absolutely massive rear spoiler, which appears to be even larger and more-pronounced than the spoiler included with the Z06’s Z07 package. Clearly, the new Corvette ZR1 will focus heavily on aerodynamics and downforce.
As for the powerplant, the 2025 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will run a new version of the 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, the same engine that powers the C8 Z06, but with forced induction thrown on top. The Corvette ZR1’s new boosted powerplant will carry the LT7 RPO code.
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