2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Makes An Appearance At NCM Bash, Fans Cheer On

It may have taken Chevrolet years to acknowledge the existence of the mid-engine C8 Corvette, but now that it’s confirmed that the supercar is just around the corner, it is constantly offering fans a look at the vehicle.

At the National Corvette Museum bash from April 25 to 27, Chevrolet brought along a C8 Corvette prototype to put on a little show for those attending the event. A host of videos published online from the event show that Chevrolet pulled into the event with a Corvette prototype before doing a brief loop of a large traffic circle and pulling away.

While those at the event were only provided with a short look at the new ‘Vette, it was enough to get the crowd cheering and clapping. If there was any doubt how the Corvette faithful would react to a mid-engine model, we think this is confirmation that they will welcome the C8 into Chevrolet’s family with open arms.

Another American mid-engine supercar to join the Ford GT

During the short run of the parking lot, the man driving the Corvette kept things pretty quiet. However, as he pulled away, he did rev out the supercar’s V8 engine just a little bit. As we expected, it sounds good.

Just last week, Chevrolet revealed the new logo and script of the C8 which both have slightly more aggressive and modern designs than previous-generation ‘Vettes.

The 2020 Corvette C8 will be unveiled on July 18th and probably premiere in entry-level guise. According to reports, this model will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine with 500 hp which is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the rear wheels.

 

  • Ben

    Another American mid-engine supercar to join the Ford GT

    Just because it is rear mounted mid-engined doesn’t make it a supercar. Now I’m not saying it can’t be, but all I’m saying is don’t let engine layout dictate what a car is. Other than that, its so great to see a community wrap around a vehicle and embrace it like these fans are with the C8. I’m sure the Toyota and Acura marketing teams have been pouting for sometime now.

    • TheAmerican2point0

      Yeah well people call the BMW i8 a supercar so…

      • Ben

        Unfortunately, yes.

    • Emoto

      So, you’re telling me that the MRII and Fierro weren’t supercars????

      • Ben

        I hate to say it mate, I really do.

  • ErnieB

    Gonna be a nice car… The rear spoiler though..gotta go..

    • Shahul Usman

      100% .. ruins the car for me..hopefully the Z06 wont have it or a grand sport

  • Bash

    Still confused about it. Maybe when they launch it officially.

  • THAT GAPING MOUTH AND HEAVY REAR ARE TROUBLING.

  • ErnieB

    Can help but notice all of the arthritic 65+ men in the crowd just waiting for their last sports car before they kick the bucket.. Corvettes target demographic in full force there..

    • BlackPegasus

      Bruh 😬

    • Emoto

      I think the only demographic they target is people who can afford to pay what they cost. It is coincidental that most people don’t have that kind of money when they are young. Also, retired people don’t have to work, so they are far more likely to show up at an event like this than us working stiffs are.

  • Emoto

    There is some talk floating around claiming that some of the shapes of the real body panels are being concealed by means of prosthetics under the paint camouflage. Can anyone comment on the chances of that being true?

    • BlackPegasus

      If true, then it’s ridiculous. Just release the damn thing already.

      • Emoto

        I don’t disagree.

    • Zandit75

      You just have to look top picture to see the cladding still around the nose. Hopefully the rear spoiler is also fake to throw off the regular punters.

  • getoffme

    Look at the demographic of this. Very unappealing.

  • Basem Sat

    Gays should throw it in the Loo right now , became a big……..

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