Watch The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Tackling Corners Like A Champ

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After seeing a massive image gallery with the next-gen Chevrolet Corvette, it’s now time to feast our eyes on a spy video.

Shot at the car Mecca known as the Nurburgring, the clip shows the much awaited American supercar in action, tackling corners with ease thanks to the improved weight distribution and handling.

Responsible for rocketing the all-new Corvette is a rear mid-mounted engine, probably the 6.2-liter V8 LT1, expected to produce around 500 horses. Okay, that’s not really impressive, given that we have mega hatchbacks with 400 hp, but this will be only the beginning, as a flat-plane crank 5.5-liter V8 unit will be reportedly added to the range as well, offering as much as 600hp.

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Some say that a twin-turbo version of the same engine might develop nearly 800 hp, thus putting the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette in the same pit as the McLaren 720S, in terms of power at least. And that’s not all, because GM’s engineers might add an electric motor to drive the front wheels, raising the total output to hypercar levels: 1,000 horsepower.

The future does look bright indeed when it comes to the Corvette, which has a certain European supercar vibe thanks to its mid-engine layout. The exterior remains under wraps for now, but the curvaceous shape of the model is still visible from beneath the vinyl stickers.

Chevy will likely raise the curtain for the Corvette C8 next year, probably during a major automotive event, so that’s when we’ll find out what it’s made of, until the first reviews come out.

 

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  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    i say this once and ill say it again…GM and Ford are soo much into Competition that they are basically copying each other…this car is a response the Ford GT.

    • Astonman

      Keep it mind Bob Lutz said they were working on a mid engined car and that was the plan because they went pretty far with the engineering but then the financial collapse in 2009. They went conservative with the C7 when it got approved they would be financially able to build a sports car again. Since they feel they’re at the limit of performance of the front engine design – they’re heading in this direction. They’ve had this for awhile – before the Ford GT. Now if they price it as the same as the Ford – then they are responding directly – but i highly doubt it.

      • MarketAndChurch

        Exactly.

    • Kagan

      That is good.

  • nastinupe

    So are there going to be two next generation Corvettes or just this, the mid-engine one?

  • JorgeDeeeeeaz

    I’m really getting some 80’s chills from this prototype. Or something that GTA would create as a Lamborrari or Ferraghini. Really nice and different from the European manufacturers.

    A shame the Corvette is far from affordable nowadays. I’m longing for a C7 Grand Sport (I like the Z06 looks) but they sell for around 100k€……way out of reach.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I couldn’t help but get vibes of old NSX’s for some reason. The GTA vibes come through too.

  • Bo Hanan

    It didn’t look 911-instinctive going around that track. The older 911 towards the end of the video- did.

    • MarketAndChurch

      lol I got the same vibe too. Maybe they had a lot of settings turned off.

  • Kagan

    Will be a nice car if they keep the prices. If they double the price then I doubt the looks hang a long.

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