Chevy Won’t Stop Testing The Mid-Engined Corvette C8 Just Yet

On July 18, the new generation Corvette will be officially unveiled. One might think that Chevrolet has already ended the final testing phase, but another video, shot on the outskirts of the Nurburgring track in Germany, proves otherwise.

The C8 duo was filmed driving on the road, covered by the same camouflage pattern that we have so gotten to know these past few months. They also sport some door decals that announce next Thursday as the big unveiling date.

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Unlike the outgoing ‘Vette, the new generation will tap deeper into Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren territory with a mid-engine layout. As such, it will thus offer better weight distribution, which will translate into even better cornering.

And it won’t break the bank, either, as a rumor has it it will start from around $70,000, or $15,000 more than the C7. In comparison, the Porsche 911 Carrera has a $91,100 MSRP in the United States and pumps out 370 HP, but the entry-level Corvette C8, which will retain the Stingray moniker, is expected to pack a 6.2-liter V8 with 500 horsepower or so.

The base model will be followed by more powerful versions, bringing the all-new ;Vettecloser to some of the best supercars available today. Will it be able to match them on their own turf? We hope we won’t have to wait long until we find out.

 

  • Aqua Boogie

    Drive it for half an hour and get back in your car. Not missing anything.

    • meyerweb

      Says someone who has never driven one. LOL.

  • Sovereignty

    Best get it right before launching.

  • Six_Tymes

    What is the more powerful model to be called ?

    • Octane

      Depends on what “power level”. There will probably be a Z06 version, a GS version, and ZR-1, or Zora.

      • Six_Tymes

        A top version called the Zora would be a cool idea, did you think of that? or did you see that suggestion or read as a possibility?

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    If the price is right, and my wife is buttered up enough, I might try to snag me one.

    • db

      I’m all ears for suggestions on “how to butter up the Mrs” because I would certainly like one too.

      • Stigasawuswrecks

        She says I can get another car if I sell either my Impala 454 SS or 69 Camaro Z28 and she knows that’s not happening.

        • db

          Not that I’m picking side here but there would be no question about the Z but the Impala for a C8? I’d be in .

          • Stigasawuswrecks

            It has a numbers matching LS6 motor. I would sell my CTS-V over that car.

          • db

            So let me get this straight, you have a ’69 Z28, an Impala SS, a CTS-V and obviously, enough room for storing them and now you are trying to butter up your wife for a new C8?

            Sounds to me you have some serious “1st world problems” here.

          • Stigasawuswrecks

            I’m also rebuilding a 62 Lincoln Continental and sold my 92 Miata that had an LS3. She’s getting an Aviator and said I’m not allowed to have a new car for a while. We have a plan to be retired by 42 and as much as she’s done for me I’m sticking by her plans. It actually sounds nice for this project born kid to have 1st world problems.

      • ACE NYPD

        I told my wife that I have given a lot, to a lot of people, and it is about time I give a little to myself. It worked, she said OK. My son gets the Camaro, and I already got rid of the Yamaha. I had to give up motorcycles anyway. Too many people looking at their phones.

        • db

          I don’t have a Camaro to hand down but I have a C7 that I would have to trade in.

          I kind of understand where the my wife is coming from, seems some of us would “mortgage the farm” to get a hot new car. Somebody has to be the voice of reason. Having said that, I don’t have many other toys.

          As far as motorbikes go, I completely agree. I gave my last one up almost ten years ago now. Many drivers are far too distracted to pay full attention to driving. I always advocated that all cars should be manuals, forcing the drivers to stay involved.

  • carsmofo

    Sounds about the same as two Camry(s) passing by. I hope the production models open up the exhaust a lot more.

    • meyerweb

      Trying to judge the sound on your cellphone?

      Like all Corvettes, the C8 will have a multi mode exhaust that you can make louder or softer.

    • ACE NYPD

      There is a product called Mild 2 Wild that allows the user to use all 4 exhaust pipes whenever they want. I have it on my Camaro with the Performance Exhaust option. LOVE IT!

  • meyerweb

    Starting price will likely be a good bit less than 70k. The basic 1LT is the C7s top selling model, and GM isn’t going to write off all those buyers. They are adding a second shift to the assembly plant, which means volume sales, and 70k will not get them there

    • db

      I’d like to take a survey of Corvette buyers who opted for the 1LT package after a year of ownership and ask if they regret not stepping up to at least the 2LT option.
      As an owner of a C7 equipped with the 2LT option, a 1LT package is akin to eating cake without the icing.

  • Six_Tymes

    one thing is certain, even if the outside doesn’t look that great, it cant be as bad as the current gen supra.

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