New spy photos published today by Autoweek appear to reveal many new details regarding the highly anticipated 2015 Corvette Z07. The Corvette in the photos are well covered in camouflaged fabric, but we were still able to catch a glimpse of the how the new front end might look as well as the rear brake cooling ducts. Plus, this Corvette has some really big brakes!
The front end is covered, but you can definitely make out how the front grill is a different size and shape than the current C7 Corvette Stingray. There are cutouts on each side of the large center opening which either serve as additional air vents or fog lights. If this is the front end, you will be easily be able to identify it as the Z07 much like you used to be able to ID a Z06 coming down the road before the Grand Sports arrived in 2010.
The rear brake cooling vents are also visible for the first time. Like the C6′s vent, it’s not very large, but appears to be roughly the same height. There’s a feature line under it and we have to think that those rear fenders are a little wider than the base Stingray to cover the additional rubber seen mounted on the rear wheels of the prototype.
The Corvette Stingray is using Brembo brakes as standard fare, but the rotors shown here are not from the base Stingray. These remind us of the Brembo’s found on the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbons. Those big, cross drilled rotors that look a lot like carbon ceramic helped give the Corvette Z06 Carbon the best stopping power of any car in its class. The rotors were different than those spotted on Corvette Z07 Convertible Prototype Spiedearlier spy photos.
The photographer Chris Doane tells Autoweek that the rocker panels are more aggressive. We had a hard time getting a look at those as it was one of the features Chevy was able to cover well.
Check out Autoweek for all the spy pics as well as their speculation on the return of the LT4, a 6.2L V8 with 600-650 horsepower at the ready. Like us, they’re hoping the new model in the C7 lineup makes its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.