Chevrolet Could Show The Corvette ZR1 At Le Mans

The Corvette ZR1 could be coming soon than expected as Automobile Magazine is reporting the car could be shown at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The location would be a fitting choice as the ZR1 is expected to be the most powerful and track-capable Corvette ever created.

Nothing is official at this point but one of the magazine’s readers sent them photos of a Corvette hiding underneath a cover. The model was being flown on a Boeing 747 and it was the only car on the flight.

This doesn’t necessarily mean anything by itself but the prototype is notable because General Motors put extra effort into the car. From what we can see, the rear fascia is completely camouflaged and the car rides on bright wheels which gives it more of a production look.

This could suggest the company is planning to unveil the prototype at Le Mans this weekend. As Automobile points out, “why else would Chevrolet spend a considerable amount of money just to overnight a single car?”

Chevrolet has remained tight-lipped about the ZR1 but rumors suggest the model will be powered by a twin-turbo LT5 V8 engine that develops more than 700 hp (522 kW).

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  • Six_Tymes

    Cant wait to see a full video review of this awesome beast.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I semi-called this awhile ago. It makes sense. Let’s see if it happens.

  • john1168

    I’d bet money its gonna be supercharged and not a twin turbo. I saw a video of it a while back and clearly heard supercharger whine. I really can’t wait for this car to come out. If GM figured out how to keep it cool while on the track it will be a total animal on the track.

    • JBsC6

      Your right there is no room for turbos unless it’s a new v8 with valley located turbos of which GM is the pioneer before the Germans ran with this design ..

      I’m fully anticipating a hotted up supercharger as well. I sure wish these massive wings would be optional. I find this design language less subtle if a bit over the top as least from a standpoint of making every ZR1 have those appendages..

      A little more smooth looking would be better. Hopefully the next generation will offer what I’m suggesting…as cool as the zr1 is….

      I look forward to blistering track capabilities for sure.

      I think Ferrari is a leader in underbody aerodynamics, the corvette team would be well advised to study these techniques for the next generation corvette.

      • john1168

        There will be an aero package that will be more subtle. The one here is the most aggressive aero package. There are pics on the internet and videos on youtube that show the less aggressive aero package. Both cars will have computer controlled aero too. The Vette desperately needed that.

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