We’ve seen the early aerial shots of the upcoming, C7-generation Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, which has been spotted with rear wing uprights on its bootlid, indicating the presence of a rear wing on the future range-topping Corvette.

Where the hitherto range-topping Corvette in the form of the Z06 is powered by a 650 hp/861 Nm, supercharged 6.2 litre V8 engine, the upcoming ZR1 is rumoured to switch to twin-turbocharging of its V8 engine for even greater outputs: more than 700 hp is expected to propel the Corvette ZR1 to performance figures even more potent than the Z06’s.


What we can see in this set of images relative to the previous spy shots include the addition of enlarged air intakes at each corner of the front bumper to feed more air into the turbocharged engine for better cooling, while along the sides, a pair of side skirt extensions have appeared since the ZR1’s first spotting.

Around the back, the aforementioned rear wing uprights is where a new rear wing will reside, while on this test mule, a pair of centrally-mounted exhaust pipes replace the Z06’s quad-exit items. Camouflage on the rear panels also suggest that new surfaces may be seen on the ZR1 when it finally makes it public debut, expected to be in 2018.