With most of the Chevrolet Corvette scuttlebutt these days revolving around future plans for the next-generation mid-engine model, there are still developments regarding the current ‘Vette. The Sneakster’s moles are telling him that a brand new ZR1 model is literally and figuratively on track for the 2018 model year. From what he hears it will be a no-holds-barred machine with as much as 700 horsepower produced by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. This time around, you’ll be able to tell a ZR1 from the rest of the Corvette herd by its massive rear wing that appears inspired by the brand’s GT racecars. The car will come with a unique set of wheels and extra-wide tires to help handle the engine’s prodigious power.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.


The Grand Sport, pictured, is the latest Corvette model, but a higher-performing ZR1 is in the works. (PHOTO: CHEVROLET)

It’s looking good for a return of the ZR1:

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