A new CAD image of the mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette has just leaked online, this time revealing what’s thought to be the supercar’s twin-turbo V8.
First published on Twitter, the image clearly shows two large turbochargers and dual overhead cams. Apparently, the engine will be dubbed the LT7 and according to previous reports, be offered alongside at least two other powertrains, one of which was revealed in previous CAD images.
The twin-turbo LT7 V8 will most likely act as the range-topping powertrain and could conceivably deliver over 700 hp, giving the mid-engine Corvette a significant power advantage over the Ford GT, and enough to rival established European supercars.
Beyond the new range of engines set to be made available, the C8 Corvette will be underpinned by a new platform and will feature a plethora of composite materials throughout its construction. Several roof options, including fixed, targa, and a full-glass option are on the cards.
Production of the C8 Corvette should commence in January 2019 with deliveries starting shortly after. Production of the C7 may continue until 2021.
The internet has revealed the C8 Corvette will include a DOHC twin-turbo V8. It's called the LT7 and it will likely form the basis of GM's next-generation V8 engine architecture… pic.twitter.com/j7G1AQAsbL— Michael Accardi (@ninonessuno) December 26, 2017