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Next-gen Corvette ZR1 spied testing

Next-gen Corvette ZR1 spied testing
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Tuesday 04 October 2016, 12:29 PM

American auto giant Chevrolet is currently developing what’s probably its meanest sports car yet, the 2018 Corvette ZR1. Spied up close recently in the US, this next-gen ZR1 is bound to return with more performance than previous one based on the C6.

 

Power will come from a supercharged V8 developing around 700 horsepower. Interestingly, all of it will be routed through a manual gearbox. It's unlikely for the 10-speed automatic gearbox from the Z06 to feature on the ZR1.

Although the prototype seen here doesn't feature it, previous ones have been seen with a large rear spoiler, and there is evidence an active aerodynamics package could be offered on the newZR1 to keep its handling in check.

The 2018 ZR1 will be out sometime next year to soldier on for a few years until the next-gen Corvette comes along.

 

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