This Is Our First Close-Up Look At The Corvette C8’s Digital Gauge Cluster

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.

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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.

 

  • ME

    The directional stalk still looks cheap and from the GM PART BIN. Seriously, don’t they know that cheapness spells WALK AWAY?

  • db

    Did I see that right and they went back to a pull up parking brake handle instead of the almost useless electric pull up switch?

    Also, is seems the designers are reluctant to go back the traditional circular taillights.
    It would be have been nice to see them again.

    Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing these cars in the wild.

  • EMRE IŞIKYILDIZ

    these dials are just Honda

  • DHG2605

    Anything is better than pics of the outside of it, almost a bad as the Chevy HD pickup.

  • Sukhoi31m3

    I wish GM the best of luck with this Corvette; it’s a halo car for them would help drive sales of the other Chevys.

  • Harry_Wild

    Patiently waiting for the AWD C8 with 1,200 hp and 1000 ft. lb. torque and rumor 0-60 in 1.9 seconds!

    • john1168

      I’m with you but that might be another two years after the release of the base C8. I have a feeling the base C8 with the 500 hp V8 will be first with options up to a Z51. The next year at the earliest will be with the new DOHC engine and maybe with twin turbos. I think after that we’ll see the 1000+ hp AWD hybrid setup. I could be wrong but that’s what I would bet on.

  • Enter Ranting

    Mario Cart has better looking graphics.

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