During Industry Pool at the Nürburgring I filmed the 2018 Corvette C7 ZR1. They drove multiple laps during the day. At the end of the day, a marshal drove in front of the ZR1 to clear the track for the next lap. In this lap they would set a potential LAP TIME.
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was recently caught undergoing testing on the Nürburgring in stormy conditions and now the car is back in action on a sunnier day.
The prototype has an intimidating appearance thanks to a front splitter and an aggressive front bumper with large air intakes. The range-topper is also distinguished by a massive rear wing and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with blue calipers.
No word yet on actual performance figures, but it's telling they're lapping the Nurburgring, which was covered in a light dusting of snow this week. The exact engine is unknown, but the rumour mill points to 700+ horsepower; even 750bhp could be on the cards.
While some reports say the ZR1 will have a version of the 6.2-litre supercharged V8, others suggest a twin-turbo V8 dubbed LT5 could be used. The existing Tremec seven-speed transaxle will continue, we understand.
This model has additional pipes added to the rear exhaust. This was likely done to appease Nürburgring officials as the car reportedly produced over 100 decibels of sound during its previous run. That's about as much as a jet flyover at 1000 feet and it exceeds the limits allowed during industry test sessions.