2019 Corvette ZR1 Aero Package Spied

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Here's a look at the 2018 Corvette ZR1 in the wild.

Next Corvette ZR1 was recently spotted in Detroit sporting a big wing and a unique front splitter.

We’ve already seen pictures and video of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 with what we suspect will be the standard aero. But a couple of pictures of this big winged monster at a gas station have shown up on Rick “Corvette” Conti’s Facebook page.

As you can see, the wing sits up high in struts and spans the entire rear of the ZR1. It looks like it could be off a GT3 car. It also looks bolted to the outside of the car rather than fitted through the bodywork, so it’s unlikely this package will feature active aero. The big star wheels have been seen on test cars for months, and it’s likely they will be exclusive to the ZR1. They’ll certainly divide opinion in terms of style.

If you look carefully, it appears the brake calipers are painted red. Whether they’ll remain red or go back to the familiar blue for production models is something we’ll look out for.

 

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The front looks like a case of form following function. To say it looks aggressive is an understatement. The splitter looks like it will cleave small animals in half before sucking them through huge air intakes. We can’t help but think this thing is going to look awesome on the track, and even better on the road as it passes a Prius.

There’s still no word on a release date. Our money is on a standalone ZR1 release event rather than an auto show. Especially if it turns out to mark the last of the front engined models.

Ian Wright is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites. Check out his podcast Both Hand Drive.

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