The most recent spy shots of the inbound mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette finally begin to paint a picture that will soon be reality: this new Corvette will be revolutionary.
The shots, published by Autoblog, give us the best look yet of the all-but-confirmed super Corvette, showcasing a short front end with an elongated rear portion where the engine sits tucked neatly in the center. It’s difficult to make out any design cues up front, but it’s easy to see some traditional looking Corvette taillamps at the rear of this mule.
As for what’s powering the upcoming Corvette, speculation includes a twin-turbo V6 engine and a more Corvette-faithful friendly V8 engine. You can bet GM’s latest 10-speed automatic will be outfitted here, too.
The Corvette, codenamed “Emperor”, is rumored to debut in 2018 with a 2019 on-sale date. Reports also peg a front-engine variant Corvette to be sold alongside this mid-engined one for a few years before the Corvette goes solely mid-engine for the future.
Nothing is certain except one thing: start preparing for a mid-engine Corvette, world.