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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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C8 Corvette Spotted Testing On Track



Chevrolet has been keeping a very tight lid on their upcoming mid-engine Corvette most of what we’ve gathered so far are from accidental leaks. Even camouflaged test mules sightings are rare and now we have new spy shots of the prototype.

Of course the latest prototype is still under heavy camouflage while being test driven around a track, but when the engineers spotted the spy photographer they quickly stopped the car and proceeded to cover it with a second layer of camouflage. Of course the photographer managed to take a few shots of the production bodywork and somewhat exposed roof.

Coverings aside, there’s no hiding the distinctive mid-engine proportions of the Corvette. We can clearly see a much shorter dash-to-axle ratio compared to the current C7 Corvette alongside a longer rear deck and lower hood line. From the looks of it, there’s just enough space between the cabin and rear axle to mount a 6.2-liter dual-overhead cam V8 engine.

Why that specific engine you ask?


Chevy certainly didn’t release the engine specs, but a leaked document sent to GM service staff listed the DOHC 6.2-liter gasoline engine as an option for a 2018 Corvette model. There’s a 50% chance that it could appear in the C8 as there are only two new Corvette models slated for released that year, a C7 ZR1 and mid-engine Corvette Zora.

Automobile speculates that the mid-engine Corvette may go into production by January 2019 alongside the C7 at GM’s Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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The rear doesn't look very proportionate to me, maybe due to the camouflage and whatever kind of padding chevy has added to it. But the from half looks great and either side of the hood is raised for that bulging corvette headlight look.
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