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Old 08-18-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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The C8 is in the details and Jalopnik impresses

Digital Corvettes was, by almost a YEAR, the first to show detailed drawings of the C7 side, 3/4 front and back views. Patrick's sources were dead on and all us on the DC team were certain we were looking at the next Corvette (and we were).

Jalopnik was #2 to offer up extremely similar looking drawings almost a year later, of the same car. At the same time other, more mainstream auto industry publications were publishing nowhere-near renderings of the C7.

I mention this not as a prelude to a Jalopnik drawing, but as a compliment to Jalopnik for their Corvette diligence. Now they have done a seemingly better job at investigative reporting than we have seen in a very long time. They scoured the internet looking for references by automotive suppliers for purchases made for a GM project named "ZERV (?Zora Engineering Research Vehicle??).

Jalopnik discovered an aluminum "halo"/rollbar for the ZERV along with sun visors, seat belts, and .... well you might as well read their article. After all, they did all this work, not me:

BTW, Jalopnik also mentions the existence of a Y2XX project. They imply this is a second Front engine project. Back in its "project" days, the C7 was named Y1XX. Maybe this is a mild update to the C7 or maybe it is a hip pocket, slow moving project based on the C7 that could be fast-tracked into production if Us Corvette Faithful turn up our noses to the rear mid-engine C8.
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interesting article. Thanks for the link!

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