GM Confirms That Leaked C8 Corvette CAD Images Are Real

General Motors has inadvertently confirmed that recently-leaked CAD designs of the C8 Corvette are indeed genuine.

Last week, the revealing images, detailing components including the vehicle’s engine and suspension systems, emerged online through the Corvette Forum. At the time, it was impossible to confirm whether or not the designs were directly from GM.

However, the American automaker recently reached out to Jalopnik asking them to remove an article posted with the designs. Additionally, General Motors was able to have these designs removed from a Jalopnik Facebook post after sending a Digital Millennium Copyright Act request through to the social media network.

Perhaps unknowingly, GM has admitted that the brand is the owner of the CAD designs.

Try as General Motors might, the mid-engine Corvette is perhaps the worst kept secret in the auto industry. Spy shots of the car have been circulating for the better part of three years and throughout 2017, images have shown the Corvette’s development progressing at a steady rate.

Sources claim that Chevrolet will offer the C8 Corvette with three different powertrains, including the LT2, LT6, and LT7, one of which will be a hybrid. Production of the supercar is expected to commence in January 2019.

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  • Yeah it’s like the new Supra from Toyota, we all know it’s bound to happened and frankly I remember they tried to hide the mule with a Commodore Ute…. In US.

    But I thought that they will launch mid engine Corvette while C7 is still on sale to give sort of bridge towards mid engine.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    What? No pictures of the ignition switch? It’ll just be as big a piece of shit as any other Government Motors car.

    • brian

      Your so high

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Whatever you gotta do or say to justify it…

        • brian

          I will say it again, the corvette is far from being a POS. You might be with your comment. Tell me what you know

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            I know they are made by GM…nuff said.

  • mb4design

    Three years? I’ve been seeing articles on eminent production mid-engine Vettes for 40 years.

    • Status

      And not one of those concept mid-engine Corvettes had any likelihood of production. This one has more evidence than any mid-engine Corvette concept has had in over 40 years.

  • Bo Hanan

    So GM is leaking photos of their future cars now…??? That’s new, (rolls eyes).

  • S3XY

    looks nothing like a corvette.

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