Well, well, well, it seems the mid-engine Corvette has found a playmate. The long-rumored mid-engine Corvette, possibly the C8 Corvette, has been spotted alongside the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 we’ve seen on numerous occasions.
Interestingly, as both test side-by-side, the similarities from the front to the A-pillar are shocking. The same A-pillar rake can be seen, and almost looks shared, between the two test vehicles. Even the windshield and roof panel look identical. Though, this could be a very early development mule using C7 Corvette components.
For as many similarities we see, the differences are stark. Of course, the front end is much shorter compared to the Corvette ZR1 mule and the rear has been elongated due to its engine placement.
We’re still in the dark on how exactly the Corvette team plans to time these two vehicles. The 2018 Corvette ZR1 has been rumored to be the swan song for the front-engine Corvette altogether, showing its face later this year as a 2018 model. It’s also likely to pack an all-new, 6.2-liter DOHC LT5 V8 engine. The mid-engine Corvette has been rumored to begin production in early 2019.
And, finally, is it just a coincidence the camouflage has left the number “8” showing on the door panel of the mid-engine prototype? Maybe the Corvette team is having some fun as it readies the most revolutionary Corvette in decades.
Spy shots: Autoblog