Chevrolet is rumored to start manufacturing mid-engine Corvette in 2018 in an effort to take on supercar-makers such as Dodge, Porsche and Audi. The American automobile manufacturer is however planning to introduce the last front-engine model of the Corvette (C7) before that time.
The new model will be known as the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and is expected to hit the market in the early 2017. The car has been spotted undergoing testing and car enthusiasts have managed to take some spy photos.
Here is a video of the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 being tested in Michigan, USA.
The new ZR1 will be based on a two-seat architecture which was introduced in 2014. The design platform features an aluminum spaceframe and a composite body. The automaker is expected to spice up the architecture’s power and handling mechanisms.
The spy shots show a car with a big front splitter, sharper cooling ducts and a honeycomb-like grille mesh. The headlights are Y-shaped and feature the latest LED technology. The rear end has small dual spoilers and a huge rear diffuser. Other exterior highlights include a wider track and huge 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be crowned up by quality materials such as aluminum, carbon and leather. The seats will be upholstered in leather while the steering wheel will be equipped with all sorts of control buttons.
When it comes to technology, the new Chevy sports cars will have a big touchscreen on the center console, a premium audio system, an automatic climate control system, a navigation system and LED lighting.
Safety and Security
The new Corvette will be quite safe and secure with features such as adaptive cruise control, airbags, blind-spot monitors, lane-keep assist, rearview camera, collision warning system, cross-traffic alert and ABS.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood of the Chevy car, there will be a 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 with a capacity of at least 700 hp and 650 lb-ft. The engine is already available in the ZO6, but it will get some modifications in the new car. It will be paired with a 7-speed Tremec or 10-speed automatic transmission system.
The powertrain is expected to provide the 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.8 seconds. The top speed is estimated at 215 mph. According to the automaker, the car will provide better fuel efficiency compared to its predecessor.
The price of the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be in the region of $100,000. Concerning the release date, the car will be introduced in January, 2017 at the North American (Detroit) International Auto Show. Its main rivals are expected to be Acura NSX, Porsche 911 Turbo, Jaguar F-Type SVR and Nissan GT-R.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 as a Luxury Taxi
The new Chevy car is expected to make a great luxury taxi. It will be available in both coupe and convertible models, so providers of taxi services will have awesome models to please their customers. As a taxi services consumer, you can airport taxi by searching for taxi companies that have luxury cars such as the Corvette.
Luxury taxis are preferred mainly for special moments and events. They create great first impression! If you want to appear exceptional in events and gain some respect & fame, try using a quality taxi like the Corvette ZR1. When looking for a quality taxi for a particular time, get in touch with a company that offers luxury chauffeuring.