General Motors’ worst-kept secret is back, but this time, we’re looking at high-resolution photos and multiple angles. We’re of course talking about the mid-engine Corvette, or C8 Corvette. So, what can we learn from these new photos? Not a whole lot, but it does further justify the argument that this will indeed be a Corvette and not a Cadillac.
The front fascia, which is barely visible underneath the cladding and camouflage, definitely lends itself to Corvette, rather than Cadillac. And if we didn’t have enough proof already, the overall shape still screams, “my engine is in the middle!” However, the short front end and elongated rear are clearer than ever and we can begin to see the rear end’s shape take hold. The windshield and B-pillars are completely visible now as well, and the mirrors even look ready for production in size and shape.
It’s unclear when we’ll see the mid-engine Corvette break cover, but if we continue to see prototypes parading around throughout 2018, an early 2019 reveal doesn’t seem out of the question. When it does show face, expect a few different powertrain options, including the potential for a twin-turbo LT7 V8 engine. CAD drawings revealed the proposed LT7 engine with dual-overhead camshafts and an exhaust with four exhaust tips grouped in pairs. For what its worth, this C8 Corvette prototype also features a similar exhaust to the CAD drawings.
Spy shots: Autoblog