Mid-Engine 2019 Corvette Front And Rear Fascias Leak From Factory

Chevrolet’s highly anticipated mid-engine Corvette C8 has only recently come out to play, wearing very heavy camouflage. Yet, we can now start piecing together what it will look like.

These two images were leaked by a Corvette Forum member, and apparently show the front and rear fascias of the mid-engine Corvette C8, after receiving a fresh coat of paint at the automaker’s manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

According to GM Inside News, the fascias could have been there to undergo paint quality testing, which would put the car somewhere around 12 months away from entering production.

One thing we can say for certain is that the front fascia does not belong to the upcoming C7 ZR1, whose air inlets are angled in the opposite direction as the ones seen in these images.

As for the rear, it indicates an angular taillight design, similar to the C7’s, plus a center-mounted third brake light and cutouts underneath that could serve as brake cooling exit ducts. Speaking of cutouts, the rear diffuser might be properly massive, flanked by a pair of exhaust tips on each side – like we saw on this prototype back in August.

The 2019 mid-engine Corvette C8 should be unveiled before the end of 2018, with the first models reaching showrooms the following year.


  • Christian

    You know some say fuck that, but I’l say TAKE A LOOK ON THE ALLE NEW ALPINE A110 CUP CAR! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b10ccffd86d549156df27622fbce5807103eacbfe78ba29474a83c9634f864d.jpg

  • Jeremy Riley

    So where are the headlamps? Below like an R8?

  • SgtBeavis

    The most anticipated car that almost none of us will buy.

    Well, at least not until depreciation hits and we can afford it.

    • Shane

      Could be the previous V8 Ford GT scenario where it increases and we still never get one. I’m curious about their production rate goals.

      • SgtBeavis

        I kinda doubt that because Ford GTs are VERY limited in number. Corvettes are built in much higher volumes. UNLESS they intend to sell this along with the C7, which I think they might. Then your point makes a lot more sense.

    • SteersUright

      lol, sad and very, very true. Had GM more fittingly made this a Cadillac as their new Halo car, it would attract many more buyers. Your Corvette demographic likes big, cheap power. This car makes no sense branded as a Corvette just like Corvettes make no sense at $80k+ price tags and thats why there are always $10-$25k discounts on the Z06 through ZR1 models. When a car is received exceptionally well and marketed precisely, it does not require such discounting. In fact, its price tag usually inflates due to properly judged demand/supply balance. You’re lucky to get 5% off of any 911, you might in fact, overpay to get the model you want when you want.


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