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author photo by Doug DeMuro January 2017

The high-performance Chevy Corvette ZR1 might be making a comeback. These spy shots appear to show an upcoming ZR1 undergoing cold-weather testing in snowy conditions, suggesting Chevy plans to bring the ZR1 back -- and soon.

Corvette fans and car enthusiasts will likely remember previous Corvette ZR1 models, as they stood at the top of the car's performance range -- above the standard model, and even the highly exciting Z06. The outgoing "C6" Corvette ZR1, last sold in 2013, featured a raucous 638 horsepower -- dramatically outstripping the Z06's 505 horses.

So what will a new ZR1 offer? According to these spy shots, it'll get all the standard fare -- like huge brakes, vastly widened front and rear fenders, and new front and rear bumpers that bring the car lower to the ground. It's likely the wheels in these spy shots won't make production, as they're probably smaller than the car's actual wheels in order to fit winter tires. More likely to reach production is the huge rear wing, which would be a first for a modern Corvette.

As for performance, we're not quite so sure what to expect from an upcoming ZR1. The Corvette Z06 now has 650 horsepower, vastly eclipsing the outgoing ZR1 -- which means a new ZR1 would probably need an unbelievable 700 hp (or more) in order to sway shoppers away from the Z06. That's an incredible figure -- and it would likely mean incredible performance.

We'll have more updates on the upcoming ZR1 as we get them -- including, quite possibly, as early as next week at the Detroit Auto Show.

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