Six 2020 Corvette Prototypes Spotted Departing The Nurburgring

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).

Also read: GM Unveils New Steering Wheel For The 2020 Corvette C8, A Day After We Did

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.

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  • Bart

    This car being so extensively tested could mean three things:
    a) it’s going to be perfect;
    b) there’s a fundamental problem that they can’t solve (understeer? like Jim Mero predicted?)
    c) they’re hyping it!!1! Those stickers with date suggest this one

    Anyway, this square shaped butt is ugly

    • Jay_Sam

      b comes close to the reality

      • hambdiscus

        With the torque available and rear-wheel only power, there is no reason to concern one’s self with understeer. Like every ‘Vette before, you can steer with the throttle.

    • Bash

      I vote for B and C

    • performante

      In all the C8 Nurburgring footage I’ve watched, I didn’t pick up any understeer.

    • donald seymour

      @@Apollo82:disqus, I vote A.

      • Bash

        Interesting… Do you really think it will be perfection on wheels man?

        • donald seymour

          I’m thinking they can’t be that dumb which means they do know what they are doing. So, yeah I do believe that it will be closed to perfection on wheels. As for the exterior design, it’s up for debate.

          • Bash

            Personally, I would love for it to be perfect, this will make a big impact on US motor world, but hey people criticize every thing every day, we’re not that kind of people. I’m patiently waiting yet very eager to see this thing officially revealed in few days and start seeing and reading all the reviews. And can’t wait to watch the videos of it going against other cars. Let’s wait and see man.

  • no25

    I love the over dose of spy shots this site reports of this ugly thing!

  • Juan Alvarez

    Dear GM

    I can test drive the new Corvette for free.

    • Six_Tymes

      lol

  • SteersUright

    6 prototypes flown out to Germany?! Wow. Cant afford to get this wrong huh? Well, its cool to see so much testing prior to production.

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