Are These Prototypes Hiding The Upcoming C8 Corvette Hybrid?

It is no secret that there will be at least one hybrid version of the new Chevrolet Corvette. Could it be hiding under those prototypes?

TFLnow recently stumbled upon a pair of C8 Corvette prototypes bathed in camouflage. This is quite interesting, because Chevrolet has already launched the car officially since mid-July. Are those some of the test mules used previously, or something more?

The most eye-catching aspect of these two is that they have thick orange cables sticking out of their hoods, a tell-tail sign that they, more likely than not, feature some form of electrification that’s been made possible by the GM Global B architecture that underpins the new ‘Vette.

Also Read: 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 To Get New, 800 HP Flat-Plane Crank V8?

Reports about future versions of the Corvette have been rife in recent weeks, with one recent report claiming that the upcoming Z06 will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with a flat-plane crank and approximately 800 hp and 700 lb-ft (959 Nm) of torque. It will not utilize any form of electrification, though, but rely on a conventional, yet modern-spec, internal combustion engine

Chevrolet will allegedly sell the new Corvette with a hybrid powertrain in only one configuration, likely the all-new ZR1 . Reports leading up to the unveiling of the C8 indicated this model could utilize a twin-turbo V8 supplemented by an electric motor to pump out roughly 1000 HP. While it is impossible to tell if these prototypes are early testers for that model, it is quite obvious that Chevrolet enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in the coming few years.

 

  • Just a reminder you car lovers.. The rainforest in Brazil is still burning..But you just gonna make fun of me…

    • Six_Tymes

      someone like you probably started the fire.

      • roy

        Adele has something to do with that? Damn

    • Shobin Drogan

      And we could help stop it how exactly?

      • buy electic cars..

        • ace_9

          Give me 40+ k€ for a decent one and I will gladly help stopping the rainforest in Brazil 🙂

    • Bo Hanan

      Gurl, “sit yo a$$ down.”

    • Thunderbolt

      They’re cutting down forests to dig up materials to make batteries for electric cars.

  • You sound like one who find Steven Crowder worthy as the next president…

  • Bo Hanan

    It was probably an electric car that started the Rain Forest fire in Brazil.

Ferrari 488 Pista Sets Blistering 7:00.03 Nurburgring Time

The 488 Pista was more than 8 seconds faster than a McLaren 720S and less than 2 slower than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

This 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde V6 Can Help You Earn Your Petrolhead Stripes

Powering this 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde is a rebuilt 3.0-liter V6 engine.

This Customized 2020 Toyota Supra By Autotuned Is Wonderfully Orange

A new Supra with a towering rear wing , carbon splitter and skirts and gloss black rims certainly looks the part.

2020 Corvette Stingray Delivers Unbelievable Numbers On The Dyno

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s V8 may actually deliver around 650 hp.

Nissan’s 2019 Formula E Car Features Kimono-Inspired Livery

This new look, which is inspired fron Japanese tradition, will also be featured on the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC.

Dodge Shoots Down Alleged Easter Egg Indicating Next Challenger Will Arrive In 2023

An odo readout in an image for the 2020MY was interpreted as an Easter Egg, but the company has flatly denied it.

2020 Nissan Serena Given The Autech Sporty Overhaul In Japan

Nissan’s in-house tuner is giving the Serena minivan sharper looks inside and out and will launch it at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Grand Cherokee Driver’s Day Goes Horribly Bad In 1.5 Seconds

We’re pretty sure the driver of that Jeep instantly regretted maneuvering in front of the pickup truck.

You Can Own A Toyota Century GRMN Just Like Akio Toyoda But There’s A Catch

The Toyota Century GRMN is available in 1/18 scale model guise for just over $180.

2020 Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet Spied Totally Undisguised At The Nürburgring

Following the equally revealing spy shots of the 992 GTS Coupe, it’s time to check out the Cabriolet model.