The long-awaited eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette continues to inch towards production and was recently snapped cold-weather testing on a closed track.
The world has known about the C8 Corvette morphing into a mid-engine supercar for three years now. Nevertheless, the American marque continues to adorn its prototypes in thick camouflage and body cladding, blocking many of the key design elements from prying eyes.
Despite Chevrolet’s best attempts, some key styling features are visible on this prototype. Most notably, we can see a pair of flying buttress just behind the B-pillars. Additionally, there’s a flat engine cover/decklid and a small rear window between the headrests.
Elsewhere, a reversing camera can be seen mounted to the roof while at the front, the headlights appear close to what we’ll see on the finished car. Other noteworthy components include a potential air intake on the hood, possible side air intakes, and square-shaped quad tailpipes.
Courtesy of a leak in December as well as recent reports, we’re under the impression the C8 Corvette will be sold with three different powertrains. Codenamed LT2, LT6, and LT7, the three engines will cater to different customer tastes and one of them will be a hybrid.
Production of the C8 Corvette should begin in January 2019. If this reported date is correct, we should see the new car in the flesh before 2018 is over.
Picture credits to: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien for Carscoops