Lately, we've been seeing tons of spy footage of what we think is the upcoming Corvette ZR1, including last week's photos and videos of the prototype testing at the Nurburgring. Today, courtesy of , we've got even more footage of this mega-Corvette for your perusal. As ever, the prototype looks incredibly fast and sounds totally raucous.
As we've previously reported, we expect the Corvette ZR1 to have sorts of aerodynamic improvements over the Z06, likely with a highly revised version of the supercharged 650-hp 6.2-liter V8 used in the Z06. Chevy appears to be testing two aerodynamic packages for the ZR1–one with a gigantic rear wing (pictured above) and another with a more subtle setup. Judging by the sound in this clip and what we've heard in the past, Chevy seems to be testing two transmissions for this prototype as well–a manual, and some sort of automatic
Interestingly, all of the supposed ZR1s seen testing at the Nurburgring are hardtops, but we've previously seen spy photos of a convertible test mule wearing aero features identical to what we see here.
As is the case with all other ZR1 clips, the cars testing here look absurdly fast and sound amazing. Evidently they're still quite loud, too, because Chevy is still using those weirdo left-facing exhaust extensions apparently designed to keep the cars under the Nurburgring's noise limits.
We expect to see the ZR1 make its official debut some time this year, but we don't know exactly where. There are rumors of a reveal at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky or at an IMSA race in the coming months. Hopefully, the ZR1 will fill the Viper ACR-shaped hole in our hearts.