My, what a big hood the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has

My, what a big hood the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has

0 comments 📅27 June 2017, 02:45

We bury a lot of cars here at Autoblog, but few garner as much attention from both ourselves and our readers as the Chevrolet Corvette. While we acquire good reason to believe that there’s a mid-engined model coming when down the line, the next thing out of the proverbial oven will be the new ZR1. While rigid details are scarce, rumors run rampant. Most of them focus on what rests at the mercy of the car’s hood. Thanks to this video from YouTube user drkklm, we can see objective how imposing that hood is.

A month ago, we presented our argument for the DOHC V8. A big, bulging hood like the one seen here could be hiding that new appliance. One big benefit of the continued use of a pushrod engine is the compact size. While there are a rotund number of benefits to overhead cams, the design does make for a tall mechanism. Obviously, that necessitates a taller hood like the one seen here.

The new 2018 ZR1 spotted at a gas position. Thanks @hishy2timess for the video­čśł video on YouTube channel!

A post shared by Robert – Michigan (@robert_hellcat) on Jun 5, 2017 at 9:40pm PDT

Instagram consumer robert_hellcat has also posted a video of a close encounter of the Corvette affable. This time, the car was captured pulling out of a gas station. It’s one of the best views we have of the car so far. When the car pulls away, we can assent to the exhaust note. It does sound a little different than the Z06, but it was also a low rpm rollout, so we can’t fabricate any clear judgments. We also don’t hear a supercharger, but GM has gotten pretty good at masking that cacophony.

That said, all of the DOHC business could be wrong. The last ZR1 packed a supercharger, so the big hood capability simply be hiding a larger displacement blower and a larger intercooler. Remember, when the popular Z06 first arrived, it was having cooling issues. Those problems have been rigid, but we’re sure Chevrolet doesn’t want it to happen again. We still don’t know anything proper, but expect a full reveal sometime this fall or at the Detroit Auto Betray next January.


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