Pre-Production Corvette ZR1s Spotted Roaming Bowling Green
Witnessed with both available aerodynamic packages, the Corvette ZR1s are eager to roam their birthing grounds.
Once a predator makes it out of the nest, it’s obvious that they explore their surroundings and come to terms with their environment. While this is something you may hear in a National Geographic documentary, this also applies to the latest and greatest Corvette–the ZR1.
Courtesy of National Corvette Museum’s Facebook page, we bring you not one, but two pre-production Corvette test mules. In fact, we’re not exactly sure what to call them, as the yellow ZR1 sports traditional Michigan plates, and the white one has special-issued Kentucky metal.
The background story on the yellow one isn’t clear, but it’s said the white one is being driven by the Bowling Green plant manager, who happened to be grocery-shopping at Kroger when the video was filmed. Believe it or not, the ZR1 also excels at last-minute milk and bread runs!
As you may already know, the 2019 ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette to ever be produced. Under the hood lays a 755-horsepower supercharged LT5 V8, which estimates speculate could rocket the beast from 0-60 mph in under three seconds, and up to 212 mph. In case you want a little al fresco action, there’s also a convertible version with a slightly lower top speed (still over 200 mph).
Chevy claims the ZR1 will go on sale in the Spring of 2018, which makes it extra refreshing to see pre-production samples roaming the very streets we drive on. Don’t you think?
Video and images courtesy of the National Corvette Museum