If you’re like us, you are probably champing at the bit for the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette to be unveiled on July 18.
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call the mid-engine Corvette one of the most hyped and eagerly-anticipated performance cars of past few years and if all the rumors prove correct, it should put European supercars on notice. These new renderings of the American-bred supercar from the Mid Engine Corvette Forum are bound to get you excited.
Therenderings show the new supercar with and without a subtle rear spoiler finished in a bright shade of red. Among the key details which we’ve been able to identify in various spy shots presented in these renderings are the sharp taillights, four square-tailpipes, and a smooth diffuser. A glass engine cover is also visible as is a small reversing camera at the base of the roof.
Based on these renderings alone, we think the rear end of the C8 Corvette looks quite busy. However, cars typically look much better in the flesh and we expect the same to be the case with Chevrolet’s latest supercar.
The C8 Corvette will probably debut in entry-level guise on July 18. This model is tipped to be dubbed the ‘Stingray’ and is expected to feature a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine with approximately 500 hp. This engine will be paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard but there is a chance the car will be available with a manual gearbox at some stage during its production run.