Another day, another mid-engine Corvette sighting. This time, a fellow Corvette driver happened to stumble upon two C8 Corvette prototypes cruising in the wild and he followed them while recording a brief video.
The video doesn’t show us much, but it does reiterate the fact that development seems to be plugging along on the next-generation Corvette. Most of the mid-engine car’s testing has occurred at night to avoid bountiful amounts of spy photos, though the car hasn’t escaped the camera’s eye altogether.
While the car’s design has remained a mystery, its powertrain has been discussed at greater length. Last year, a CAD drawing allegedly showed the car’s forthcoming LT7 V8 engine, while a previous report detailed the familiar 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine as a potential base mill and another 5.5-liter DOHC V8 engine. The information also referenced a 4.2-liter DOHC V8 engine and even a Cadillac sports car.
Unlike the Ford GT, the C8 Corvette should remain relatively affordable and stay under six figures. However, a base price increase seems inevitable as the Camaro now clips at the Corvette’s heels in performance and price.
As for a reveal, the 2019 North American International Auto Show seems like a good bet, but it’s far from certain.