18 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Spied: Our Best Look Yet at the Last Front-Engined Mega Vette

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Car & Driver published spy shots of camouflaged C7 Corvette, which appears to be the new ZR1.

ZR1 historically has been the ultimate, most powerful member in Corvette family. In 2008 the C6 ZR1 with 647 horsepower was just as potent as Ferrari Enzo or Porsche Carrera GT - the "hypercars" of that era.

ZR1 will almost certainly be the last iteration of C7 platform, before the mid-engined C8 comes around.

1y ago by tyler
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cosimo  10m ago

the third party spoiler ruins it for me, going the 911 gt way is not the best way to solve your aerodynamics around the track

but i hear chevy has big plans for next generation vette engines, ovh --> dohc and high revving!!!


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Fastedee  10m ago

This versus 720s epic!


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BR2+  1y ago

Like the C7 needs to be even more less aerodynamic...

 

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tyler  1y ago

What do you mean by that the Corvette C7 has a good .cd


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BR2+  1y ago @tyler

No it doesnt, It has a slightly worse below average Cd, And the ZO6 is more then 5 points worse, And the ZR1 is supposed to have way more downforce?


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FastestLaps  1y ago

more less aerodynamic

:D


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BR2+  1y ago @FastestLaps

I mean it's tru lol


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james  1y ago @BR2+

they got rid of the wickerbill. looks promising to me.


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cosimo  10m ago @FastestLaps

it's the split personality, can't blame him for taking saxy's morning pills

with br2, sh|t happens everytime and not sometimes


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saxy  1y ago

The overall shape and design... looks ugly. Oh no!

 

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tyler  1y ago

I think it looks great.


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saxy  1y ago @tyler

I think that rear wing totally looks out of place


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FastestLaps  1y ago

Why bother with new mid engine platform, when you can just move the front-engine slightly more backwards and pull a "Matt LeBlanc" by calling that "mid engined".

 

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saxy  1y ago

The difference of mid engined cars are usually lighter, have a better weight distribution still and a higher top speed because of the smaller sleeker front


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lafars  1y ago

Central exhaust takes away a good portion which could be used for a more efficient diffuser and the side diffusers lacks strakes to block wheelwake

On the plus side, this is probably gonna be the first ZR1 to produce positive downforce

 

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tyler  1y ago

That does make since i Think GM performance team can find away aro-und that.


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lafars  1y ago @tyler

here are some videos that highlight the aerodynamic issue of no strakes and diffusers close to the wheels:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgXni_LUgwc

https://youtu.be/CKerNGiERTs?t=287


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tyler  1y ago

I wonder if this car will be as fast or faster than the Dodge Viper ACR.

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