Video: 2018 Corvette ZR1 tests – is it Supercharged?

Spy photographers have caught the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 testing a few times, and at one point, the prototype had to have its exhausts modified because it was too loud for the Nurburgring. Carspotter Jeroen on YouTube has shared a video of the Corvette ZR1 making some laps around the Nurburgring earlier this testing season and you can hear the supercharger at the 0:06 mark.

There have been plenty of rumors about what will power the Corvette ZR1, but it doesn’t seem like it will be a twin-turbo V8. Instead, Chevy is likely using a more powerful and supercharged version of the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that is also used in the Corvette Z06, Cadillac CTS-V, and Camaro ZL1.

You’ll also want to make sure you have your speakers turned up at the 1:35 mark – the Corvette ZR1 sounds and looks like it’s ready to take a Nurburgring record or two.

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