Our favorite mid-engined sports car has been spotted yet again. Of course, we’re talking about the C8 Corvette, and this time, it’s wearing even less camouflage.
Notably, we can see headlights poking through the front end, and we get our best shot yet of the rear end. Up front, we can’t tell if there’s a pair of thin LED headlights, or if the camouflage’s shape is simply making it look that way. Thus far, we don’t really have any indication of what the car will look like. It could retain some C7 Corvette design cues, or it may usher in a revolutionary new look for the Corvette—along with a revolutionary engine layout.
At the rear, we can see the rearward window, engine cover and a slight look at the taillights. Again, the camo is doing a wonderful job to cover up shapes and lines, but the quad, dual-exhaust outlets remain from earlier spy shots.
The most information we’ve learned about the C8 Corvette actually has to do with its powertrain. Last year, a CAD drawing allegedly showed the car’s forthcoming LT7 V8 engine, though we didn’t learn about displacement. An even earlier round of leaked information mentioned three engine options for the future car: a familiar 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, a 4.2-liter DOHC V8 and a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 engine.
All info has pointed to a 2019 debut for the mid-engine Corvette, and as we spy the car out in the wild more often, we’ll likely draw closer to a reveal.
Spy Shots: Autoblog