Aside from this first photo showing the ZR1 in all its aerodynamic glory, we also know how much power it will make: 750 horsepower. That power will come from a new V-8 engine that, judging from a leaked image, will be supercharged. The leaked image also confirms the engine as the oft-rumored LT5 unit, a unit we’ve heard could move to a DOHC design instead of Chevy’s traditional pushrod layout.
The images comes from the December issue of Car and Driver with the Corvette ZR1 placed front and center on the magazine’s cover. The 750-horsepower figure comes from the call-out above the picture.
The photo reveals all the typical Corvette ZR1 cues we’ve seen over months of spy shots, including the 5-spoke wheels, large air inlets at the front complete with a prominent splitter, and a massive wing at the rear.
According to the source, Chevrolet calls the exterior color “Sebring Orange Tintcoat,” which contrasts with what appears to be a blacked-out (possibly carbon fiber) roof.
Corvette Blogger also reports the car will most likely make a private debut on Sunday, November 12, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Chevrolet reportedly issued invitations for a special celebratory event to mark the Corvette’s 65th birthday, and may we say, 65 years never looked so good. If accurate, the world debut will likely take place two days later at the 2017 Dubai motor show. A U.S. appearance would then follow at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.
Stay tuned as this story unfolds and we learn additional information.