We’re only a few days away from Chevrolet unveiling the all-new 2020 mid-engine Corvette, an event that you’ll be able to follow online via livestream.
Proceedings will kick off on July 18 at 7:30 pm PDT / 10:30 pm EDT, and you can get in on the action using this link. Until then, the automaker is apparently calling for all hands to be on deck, as no fewer than six Corvette C8 prototypes were spotted recently departing their testing grounds at the Nurburgring.
These prototypes, getting loaded onto a transport truck, are all heavily camouflaged and there aren’t any new visual cues for us to pick up on, especially since they are the exact same cars that had previously been scooped during track tests in Germany.
Recently, it has been reported that the C8 Corvette’s naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine will be known as the ‘LT2’, and that it will initially equip the entry-level Stingray version.
While largely the same as the current LT1 6.2-liter V8 from the C7, Chevrolet has apparently updated the unit’s active fuel management system and also made various valve improvements for the sake of refinement. In terms of power, it could produce somewhere between 480 and 500 horses, giving it a slight edge over the 460 HP currently offered up in the C7 Stingray Z51 and C7 Grand Sport models. As for torque, that should also go up from 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) to around 480 lb-ft (650 Nm).
Power will be sent to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, possibly of the dual-clutch variety. Meanwhile, later models will definitely boast more power and should include a twin-turbo V8 as well as a twin-turbo V8 hybrid with upwards of 1,000 HP.
We’ve also gotten a better look inside the 2020 Corvette C8 as of recently. Aside from the new two-spoke steering wheel, the mid-engine American supercar will also come with a digital instrument cluster, sleek air vents, electronic parking brake, stylish metallic accents and an infotainment display with thick bezels.