We’ve seen countless spy photos of the 2020 Corvette C8, but these are likely the first ever taken with the help of a Tesla.
Carscoops reader Doug was traveling on I-696 in Michigan, when he spotted the C8 likely taking a break from the nearby Warren Tech Center. Regardless, Doug used the car’s rear camera to help snap a picture of the Corvette and he also grabbed another as it drove alongside him.
While the images don’t reveal anything we haven’t seen before, they highlight how technology and a little quick thinking can go a long way.
Getting back to the Corvette, the model will be unveiled on July 18th and feature a radical new design thanks to its mid-engine layout. While the prototype is heavily camouflaged, the car has an edgier front bumper with prominent air intakes. Further back, there are slender headlights, a rakish windscreen, massive side scoops and a sporty rear end which was revealed earlier this week.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is expected to be powered by a new 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine. Essentially an evolution of the current V8, the mill is rumored to produce between 480 hp (358 kW / 487 PS) and 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS). The model could also have around 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque which is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In other Corvette news, Chevrolet announced it will use the 2019 Concours d’Elegance of America to host the Historic GM Design Seminar. Attendees will hear from executives who designed prominent GM vehicles including the all-new Corvette.
At the event, they will discuss the “unique opportunities and challenges presented by a mid-engine vehicle.” The seminar will be presented by GM’s vice president of global design, Michael Simcoe, and attended by former chief Corvette designer Tom Peters. The seminar will be held on July 27th at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.
Thanks to Doug for the pictures!