This parade of camouflaged 'Vettes reveal what's next for America's sports car.
A new spy video from Michigan is giving us the best look yet at the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on the move, and other camouflaged ‘Vettes are along for the ride, too. While plenty of spy videos show that a mid-engine model is also on the way, this clip indicates that the front-engine version still has some life left in it.
The video initially shows a red ZR1 that looks identical to the one in earlier spy photos. Even while cruising, it makes a pleasant rumble here. The body features a lower front fascia with larger air intakes. The front fenders appear wider, and there looks to be a bulge in the hood – possibly with a heat extractor. There’s still a massive wing bolted to the trunk. Camouflage hides tweaks to the rear bumper.
The aggressive-looking body modifications suggest the ZR1 would be the meanest ‘Vette on the road, at least until the mid-engine variant arrives. Rumours suggest that it could make around 700 horsepower from a tuned 6.2-litre supercharged V8. Earlier spy shots also show a set of massive brakes for keeping those ponies under control.
After the first ZR1 passes, there’s a surprise when another camouflaged Corvette shows up, but this example is a convertible. The video doesn’t provide nearly as good of a look at it, but the roadster wears similar concealment as the first coupe – except with a smaller wing. We haven’t heard any rumours of a droptop ZR1, but this clip might have just revealed it.
Finally, we get to see one last coupe, and this one also has the smaller wing at the back. This might suggest that the larger aerofoil isn’t part of the standard equipment. Perhaps it’s part of an option package that turns up the ZR1’s performance by another notch.
Rumours hint we’ll see the ZR1 debut in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales will likely begin by the end of next year.
Source: Indian Autos Blog