While most family cars get a new model each 6 to 10 years, sports cars and super cars are a bit more different.

The ongoing Corvette has been around since 2013 and GM are already preparing for its successor, the C8. However, until the C8, a final model is going to be released with the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Like with the previous model, the ZR1 is going to be sold as the top end version of the car, over the Z06 or Z07. The ZR1 will benefit of an improved engine, a better running gear, and exterior upgrades. All of these will push the performance of the Corvette to super-car levels, but more on that later.

So far the car has been spied testing in a few different configurations, and it seems that the development process is nearing completion. The car will most likely be revealed in the early 2017, and it will likely be available for a limited amount of time.


Like with the older ZR1, the new model will be the hardcore version of the current Z06. This means that it will not only receive more power, but it will also be lighter and better to drive. So far all the development mules and camouflaged cars used differently-colored doors, hoods, and roofs for certain versions. This is likely because the ZR1 will extensively use carbon fiber instead of the usually reinforced plastic. The panels will be slightly lighter but a lot more durable which will also make the car stiffer.

Some even suggested that its entire body will be made out of carbon fiber in order to mark the Corvette’s final front engine model.

The price, just like with the C6, will be well over $100,000 and due to the limited units, dealers will likely mark it up extensively.

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