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From my Corvette Blog

That's right, we said yellow. The super secret (SS) Corvette has been spotted once again on a GM test track by the hound dogs at Popular Mechanics and this time the car was wearing a Velocity Yellow paint job. So for those of you who are counting, we've seen the Blue Devil/SS in Black, Red, Blue and now Yellow.

Another intesting tidbit is the fact that Popular Mechanics refers to the Blue Devil/SS in two other monikers I have yet seen reported anywhere else: The ZRS and the Grand Sport S.












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I heard that the fifth wheel in back is supposed to add 50 RWHP:laughing:
 

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Any idea what the ZRS designation comes from? Is that a little tie in to the old ZR1 engine?
 

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On the blue one, did you notice the black plastic in front on the rear tires to protect the paint on the rear rocker panels?


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I like the little wings. Reminds me of the Lingenfelter rear end.

Ahem, is it just me or did they take these pics from 8 miles away with a camera phone? :huh:
 

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whats the deal with teh bicycle wheel on the back of the vlue one.... is this a new wheelie bar option hahaha:laughing:
 

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On the blue one, did you notice the black plastic in front on the rear tires to protect the paint on the rear rocker panels?


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Its not for paint protection. Its a Gurney lip to help reduce lift and keep air turbulence out of the rear tire well at high speeds.

http://www.allamericanracers.com/gurney_flap.html

Any idea what the ZRS designation comes from? Is that a little tie in to the old ZR1 engine?
ZR-S nomenclature; S = Supercharged.
 

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Gracias!
 

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whats the deal with teh bicycle wheel on the back of the vlue one.... is this a new wheelie bar option hahaha:laughing:
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Car mags used to use 5th wheels all the time, but they are rare since gps devices have been introduced. I wonder why Chevy is using old school test equipment.
 

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Any idea what the ZRS designation comes from? Is that a little tie in to the old ZR1 engine?
All the car mags have been pulling names out of their asses since day 1 and never seem to come up with the right one. I think it's pretty much confirmed at this point that the car will be the Corvette SS, regardless of what the enthusiasts think it should be called.:thumbsup:
 

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testing equipment

Car mags used to use 5th wheels all the time, but they are rare since gps devices have been introduced. I wonder why Chevy is using old school test equipment.
Times are tough at GM. Maybe this is the first visible sign of where some of the cutbacks were performed.
 

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testing equipment

Car mags used to use 5th wheels all the time, but they are rare since gps devices have been introduced. I wonder why Chevy is using old school test equipment.
Looks like they're doing braking tests. Maybe the old school wheel offers greater precision/is easier to use over short distances?
 

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GM engineering discussion:
Engineer 1: "So, why are we trying to put wider tires to hook up better? I say we just add a fifth wheel and that'll do the trick."
Engineer 2: "Brilliant!":D
 
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