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.
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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.