Hardly a week goes by without the forums digging for something new or simply fabricating stuff about the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette C8.
Hold on to your chairs because this time, a Corvette Forum user called “Zerv02” claims the mid-engine Vette will make a surprise debut on January 14, the first media day of the Detroit Auto Show. “Surprise unveil on the 14th, stay tuned,” he wrote on the forum on January 3.
If the username sounds familiar to you, it’s because Zerv02 is the same guy who launched the shocking rumor about the Corvette C8 having a base price of $169,900. With that in mind, we should take his latest “intel” with a grain of salt. Especially since Zerv02 claims both the coupe and spider versions of the C8 Corvette will debut at the alleged unveiling event later this month.
The trouble is there’s no GM press conference on January 14 at NAIAS. The automaker’s only event is on January 13 for Cadillac. Unless GM plans to pull a “Ford GT” and surprise everyone by revealing the Corvette C8 in Detroit, though a more plausible scenario would be a teaser formally announcing the car and pointing to a reveal date.
Either way, it’s hard to take this new rumor seriously given that not so long ago a report said the 2020 Corvette would have its debut delayed by six months because of issues with the electrical system. Of course, Chevrolet could show the mid-engine Corvette already and still have time to solve the alleged electrical problems before the start of deliveries.
Don’t get us wrong, we’d be delighted if Zerv02 was right — partly because we’d finally get to see Chevrolet’s most-anticipated car in ages and partly because that would put an and to the never-ending stream of rumors and speculation.
There’s only one way to find out whether Zerv02 is right and that is to stay tuned to Carscoops, obviously. Until we get something new to report with regard to the Corvette C8, we’ll leave you with a batch of new renderings courtesy of Chazcron from the MidEngineCorvetteForum.