Chevrolet is ramping up the teaser campaign for the 2020 Corvette as the company has released a new video which alludes to the car’s mid-engine layout.
Dubbed “Lets Go,” the clip appears to begin with Zora Arkus-Duntov putting on goggles while seated in the CERV I. This is a fitting tribute as Zora helped to create the prototype which would eventually lead to the creation of the mid-engine C8.
The clip then focuses on American innovation and performance as it shows the launch of an Apollo spacecraft and an F-14 fighter jet. A timer then begins counting up to the July 18th unveiling date as images of various Corvettes are shown. Among them are the CERV II and III as well as the iconic Aerovette. We can also see the Corvette Indy concept and a couple of C7.R race cars.
The video doesn’t appear to hold any secrets, but there is one image that is unlike all the others. It makes an extremely brief appearance 16 seconds into the clip and shows a cutaway of an engine. It remains unclear if there’s any significance behind this, but it could be GM’s way of pointing out the C8 is indeed mid-engined.
While Zora makes several appearances in the video, our exclusive spy photos have suggested the entry-level model will retain the Stingray moniker. Chevrolet has been extremely tight-lipped about the car, but it is expected to use an upgraded version of the 6.2-liter V8 engine that currently produces 460 hp (343 kW / 466 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. Expected to be called the LT2, the new engine could produce around 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS) and be paired exclusively to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.