Chevy will very soon release their new Corvette. This model will be sold on the market as 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. As before, this model will actually be an improved version of Corvette Z06. We will probably see new 2018 ZR1 receive some exterior upgrades, better engine performance and improved running gear.
Also, new Corvette comes with many carbon-fiber parts. This will significantly downsize the weight, while on the other hand, it will improve both handling and performance. Although new Corvette ZR1 was highly camouflaged during testing, some changes could be noticed. Rear end comes with one large and one small spoiler. At this point, it is not certain whether both of them will stick around, or only one will be used for the production model. Up front, 2018 ZR1 will get revised splitter and bigger air intakes.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine specification
2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine choices are still only a rumor. It could be powered by new LT5 engine, which is still in development phase. More possible solution is LT4 from current Z06, but it should probably get some serious upgrades and modifications. Current version of LT4 generates amazing 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This means that 2018 ZR1 engine could develop more than 700 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Engine will probably be paired with manual gearbox, or even new 10-speed automatic transmission. New Corvette ZR1 will be equipped with a limited slip differential and rear-wheel drive.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 price and release date
2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 release date is expected at the beginning of 2017. Price range is still unavailable, but expect it to go above $100,000.