2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Key Fob Shows New Logo Via FCC Filing

Following last month’s leaked key fob of an unknown Cadillac model, we can now show you the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s key.

The photos and sketches come from an FCC application from German company Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst, a maker of car locking systems. The key fob has an identical shape and layout with the leaked Cadillac key, which might lead some to believe GM is bringing not just one but two mid-engine sports cars to the market.

An intriguing prospect, indeed, but one that is pure speculation for now. It could be that Cadillac will use a similar key for a future model that won’t necessarily feature a mid-ship layout.

Back to the Chevrolet key. It features a new Corvette crossed-flags logo on the opposite side to the one with the buttons as well as a GM logo directly stamped on the internal circuit board. Maybe the most important thing about the FCC application is the fact that it confirms the mid-engined Corvette will launch as a 2020 model. The description in one of the test reports states that the item is a “GM MY2020 B1 KEYFOB.”

That means we’ll definitely see the Corvette C8 sometime next year, probably sooner rather than later; a world debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show looks likely. The diagrams also appear to confirm that the new mid-engine Corvette will be a global model.

That’s because the fob displays markings for regulatory agencies in Europe, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan in addition to those for the United States and Canada. Since Japan is included in the list, does this mean the Corvette C8 will be available as a right-hand-drive car? We’ll have to wait and see.

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  • NoMan2015

    Still not totally understanding all the buttons: one opens the hood for the rear engine(?) and the other opens the trunk space in the front of the car. Also, a separate button for the sunroof/top operation?

    • Zandit75

      Sounds like you understand it perfectly.
      The sunroof button may only be present on the convertible model, it would be blank on the standard model.

      • NoMan2015

        It’s just odd for there to be a hood release on a key fob, that’s my main point.

        • Zandit75

          In today’s lazy world, it’s a better option than looking for a lever to pull inside the car.

        • Jonathan

          Perhaps they are anticipating the frequency with which owners will be asked (or volunteer) to show off the engine 😁

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  • Maher

    The buttons look super cheap.

    • Bo Hanan

      Not Porsche nice. And the new logo could have been more “serious.” Looks like a cartoon.

      • Jonathan

        It was never going to be Porsche quality, that’s a given. And the new logo isn’t that different from the C7 logo, which doesn’t look cartoonish to me 🤷🏻‍♂

      • schnittz

        And we all know the Porsche quality is couple steps below corvettes

  • Curtis 74

    1. The mid engine corvette will spawn a mid engine cadillac??!?!? Based off these key fob leaks I’d say yes. Awsome!

    2. The key looks like garbage quality so maybe temper expectations.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    If the fob’s going to be that big, just build the steering, shifter, and dash into it.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Sheesh, damn dumb*rses that drive this thing have to be reassured and asked twice before they open anything.
    “I want to open the trunk”. “Are you sure?” “yes, I want to open the trunk”.
    “I want to open the hood”. “Are you sure?” “yes, I want to open the hood”.

    • Jonathan

      It’st not about being “asked twice”, it’s a mechanism to prevent opening the trunk/hood it’s starting the engine from an inadvertent button press (e.g. Fat-thumbing it when trying to lock/unlock the doors). An inadvertent lock/unlock is much less inconvenient/annoying (and much much easier to remedy) than an inadvertent trunk open or engine start.

      • Knotmyrealname

        Well just have the engine start as a double press, if you must. Seems overly complicated and once again pandering to the less mentally fortunate.

  • Jonathan

    How are they “not American”? And how would that make people care less if they weren’t?

  • schnittz

    What’s more American? Fiat Chrysler that is owned by Italians, or power stoke that is built in Mexico

  • chuck2

    Sorry you get your ‘reasoning’ points from a spin master.. Come again 2020

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