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