The Corvette has been around for some time, with seven generations of inspiring style and performance under its belt. The 2018 model year will be the last year that C7 is in production, at which point Chevy will make way for the eight-generation model. However, first, Chevrolet plans on sending the seventh-generation Corvette off with a bang by introducing a 2018 ZR1 trim to commemorate the end of an era.
Industry experts anticipate that, thanks to tech first introduced in Dodge’s Hellcat engine lineup, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will crank out a staggering 750 horsepower or more with a 6.2-liter under the hood. Manual and automatic transmissions will likely be offered, as well as the option of coupe or convertible body styles. The body style will likely exhibit some design elements and styling cues to make the Corvette ZR1 more aerodynamic as well as visually striking.
There’s no word yet on a launch date or a sticker price for the 2018 ZR1 trim, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from placing their bets. The ZR1 badge has been around since the 1970s, signifying track-ready performance for hardcore sports car enthusiasts across the country. The 2018 model year will send off the seventh-gen Corvette by carrying on that legacy of adrenaline-pumping thrills. We at Graff Chevrolet can’t wait to see what it looks like!