2020 Corvette C8 Spied Thanks To The Help Of A Tesla

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.

Also Read: Are You The 2020 Corvette C8?

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!

  • baofe

    gotta plug the fact a Tesla took it just to get them click rates up.. There’s already leaks and better spyshots/renders out there. Pathetic, non-article

    • lagunas3ca

      Who hurt you?

  • ErnieB

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Ford would unveil the new Bronco the same day? I know.. it won’t happen, but that would made for something special..

    • john1168

      You bring up a great point. Some manufacturers will delay a debut if they know another company is coming out with something big so their own big debut isn’t lost in the crowd.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I think this car will be a car that I ultimately like, a lot, but with a ton of reservations.

  • mailbox5

    Does anyone think this car is attractive? I like the looks of the existing Corvette, but this?

    • john1168

      I think the camo makes it looks a lot worse. It should be better looking when they take all that crap off…. maybe:)

    • Harry_Wild

      I like the coupe version of the Pontiac Fierro! It was so underpowered but it look fast! 0-60 was like in the 10 second range or even more. Suspension was cheap too. Interior was nice too. It to bad GM decided to make it on the cheap side! It was a great looker!

    • Emoto

      Nothing ever looks good in camo. Having said that, I am not expecting to be bowled over by its appearance. I think it will be pretty cool overall.

  • donald seymour

    I believe that they are releasing two trims, because there are two completely different front fascia for this car which I have seen.

  • wtvlol

    Tesla propaganda

  • Ben

    Such an opportunity to make an American mid-engined car, and we end up with this horrifically ugly thing. There are very few outright ugly mid-engined cars, but Chevrolet managed to do it. Do they not have eyes over there at Chevy? They know how to make gorgeous mid-engine cars — Cadillac Cien? — so what the hell happened here?

    • Emoto

      You thought the Cien was gorgeous? LOL!

      • Ben

        And you use “LOL”? LOL!

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Thanks for fixing the ad problem!

  • Paul

    Does it matter whether the photos came from inside a Tesla or any other thing on the road. Just something cute to snag a catchier headline..

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