It won't be long now until Chevrolet peels the cover off the Corvette C8. Set to make its global debut on July 18, 2019, diehard fans as well as enthusiasts are anticipating to see the first-ever mid-engine Corvette.
But while we already have an idea of its shape, the bow-tie brand has yet to show the all-new Corvette without its camo livery. But it looks like an eager insider managed to snap a photo of what could be the C8's rear wearing no disguise whatsoever.
If the image is to be believed, the C8 gets an aggressive, Camaro-like makeover thanks to a new set of C-shaped taillights, as well as a huge rear wing. Also seen on what could be the new Corvette are quad exhaust pipes, a blacked-out rear diffuser, as well as what appear to be huge air vents for the air to flow through.
There are no images of the C8's front end yet. What we do know, however, is that since the engine is now placed behind the seats, Chevrolet were able to give the Corvette a sharper, more aerodynamic front end. As to what the headlights may eventually look like, we won't be surprised if it will be an evolutionary redesign of the C7 Stingray's.
Supposedly, the all-new Corvette will initially be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 dubbed the LT2. Essentially a more powerful version of the LT1, it will reportedly produce around 500 PS and will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox instead of a manual or automatic transmission. With that in mind, we won't be surprised if the more powerful versions of the C8 could produce upwards of 600 PS or more.
Those that plan on tuning their Corvette C8s however may not be able to do so as Chevy will reportedly equip it with an encrypted ECU. Accordng to the company, this was done to safeguard their customers from cybersecurity threats. However, Chevy did say that "they do not want to cut anybody out of the aftermarket scene". This could mean that there will be only a handful of tuners that will be able to modify the Corvette's engine.
With just a few days left before Chevrolet reveals the all-new Corvette, let's hope the C8 will be as dashing as its predecessors.
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