Our spy photographers recently snapped photos of the C8 Corvette being tested at Germany’s Nurburgring earlier this week, but at least one ‘carspotter’ was able to get even closer to the prototypes.
Carscoops was the first to publish photos of the C8’s interior free of any camouflage, but we didn’t have a great view of the instruments.
The following video from CarSpotterQVS shows a pair of C8 prototypes filling up at a gas station near the Nordschleife. While there, the duo was filmed up close and personal, allowing us to see the digital gauge cluster.
The clip shows the large horizontal screen in two different display settings. The first places a focus on what gear the car is in and includes a horizontal tachometer at the top of the screen. The second setting is more traditional and features a round tachometer in the center of the display. Details such as a tire pressure monitoring system and engine oil temperature are also shown.
While it appears as though pretty much everyone at the gas station was starring at the Corvette prototypes, the Chevrolet engineers driving them did pull away from the site quite aggressively, providing us with an opportunity to hear the naturally aspirated V8 in all its glory.
According to the latest info, the C8 Corvette will premiere in ‘Stingray’ form with a 6.2-liter V8 with approximately 500 HP on July 18. The car will be rear-wheel drive and feature a dual-clutch transmission, even though a manual is, reportedly, not out of the question.