Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 spotted in the public!

Upcoming Chevy supercar flexing its V8 Muscles out on the open road

1y ago

4.8K

The next generation Corvette is set to be revealed in due course, most likely at some point in 2019, for now apart of the fact that for the first time ever it's set to be a mid-engined the information is scarce and limited to unconfirmed rumours.

The rumours include possible powertrains and figures, some speak of a 6.2V8 we all know and love others bring a new 5.5-litre unit, some bring up the idea of hybrid power with as much as 1000bhp.

A recent rumour that came from 'CorvetteForum.com' claiming the new 'Vette could cost as much as $169.000, that's quite a spike from the current model which even in high trim can be had for well under the $100k mark.

The following video coming from 'Street Production 303' shows the C8 prototypes doing some road-tests as well as a few accelerations stints giving us a sample of its rather fruity exhaust note.

Loading...

Join In

Comments (14)

  • No doubt this is the right move to make the Vette more competitive with the Ford GT and Porsche, but they should also release a front engined version to keep with their heritage. Maybe they should keep the stingray and Z06 front engined, and make the ZR1 mid-engine.

      1 year ago
  • There’s no such thing as a mid-engined muscle car, so if GM was going to go in a different direction with the corvette, I’d have rather they left the engine where it was and employ the resources refining the vehicle into a GT car than turn it into a super car. I may be in the minority in that area though.

      1 year ago
    • I never really considered a Corvette as a muscle car and I don't agree with people calling it a muscle car either. To me the Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang are muscle cars, but not the vette.

        1 year ago
    • Right, the Corvette is “America’s sports car”. Originally it would have competed with the Jaguar XK-120/140/150, then the E-Type, and Cobra. Ferrari’s NART even ran at least one Corvette race car due to a tire manufacturer conflict.

        1 year ago
  • A lot of good points made here, most of which I agree with is that it should not carry the Corvette name. One of the great things about the Corvette is that it has always been relatively affordable. A design like this, (albeit pretty promising), would push it in to the next price bracket for sure. The Corvette fills a niche well at its current price point. I think it would be a mistake to give up a market segment that the Corvette has dominated in the States for many years.

      1 year ago
    • I believe that Chevy stated that if they where to make a mid engine corvette that it would be offered beside the current front engine model

        1 year ago
  • The Corvette should have the engine in front of the driver (it’s technically been mid engine for years).

    I still hold hope this is really a Cadillac supercar test mule, with a great misinformation campaign.

      1 year ago
    • Well now, that’s a thought.

        1 year ago
    • I like the idea of a mid-ship super-car from a non-exotic manufacturer, but perhaps the Corvette nameplate isn't the best choice for that.

        1 year ago
  • They basically opened the played book and stole the last years of the NSX design.... Waytogp Chevy

      1 year ago
Loading...
Loading...
14