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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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C8 Easter Eggs: Where are they?

It turns out the C8 is more than just some mid-engine GM product sporting the Corvette name

Back in April, we showed you on an official teaser video highlighting the six decades of history behind the up-and-coming mid-engine C8 Corvette. Now, Chevrolet has dropped an extended remix that provides additional details on the various easter eggs laid out in the original clip.

Clocking in at 52 seconds, the new video is nearly twice as long as the original, while still not giving us any details about the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. However, it does provide additional info on where the new Corvette is coming from.


The video opens with the evolution of the Corvette logo, from the original C1 up to the new C8’s badge. Up next, we see Zora Arkus-Duntov, known popularly as the “Father of the Corvette,” strapped into one of his famous prototype vehicles and ready to put the hammer down. What follows is a series of shots showing a few of Arkus-Duntov’s mid-engine creations, including the 1964 XP 817, the 1976 XP 882 Aerovette and the Corvette Experimental Research Vehicles (or CERVs), all of which led to the development of the modern mid-engine C8 Corvette. We also get a look at more modern Corvette racing cars and a few old-school production vehicles as well.

Following the evolution of the Corvette, from its production models to the Arkus-Duntov concepts, to the various racing models, you really get a feeling for the historic gravitas attached to the debut of the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. Clearly, Chevrolet has been thinking about this for a long, long time, and now it’s time for all that hard work to pay off.

Stay tuned, as the mid-engine C8 Corvette is set to drop on July 18th. We’ll cover the reveal as it happens. In the meantime, you can read up on why the Corvette is going mid-engine and why the mid-engine C8 Corvette was nicknamed ZERV.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 04:13 PM
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Looking at this history it can be said that a mid-engine Corvette was well overdue. Why not in the 90's or 00's?

GM is decades late!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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@ZRDEMON I always thought they should during the 90's when even Honda got involved and launched the NSX. Yeah we always had the Corvette but it was still an FR car.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 01:23 PM
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It's a nice touch that Chevy is making the effort to connect the past with the new C8. I think it will help people like me better come to terms with a mid-engine corvette.
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