Yet another video of the new C8 mid engine Corvette undergoing pre-production testing has surfaced online, giving us another up-close glimpse at the highly anticipated American supercar.
This video doesn’t reveal anything about the mid engine Corvette that we didn’t already know, but it’s an interesting video nonetheless, showing a large number of C8 Corvettes testing in a pack alongside C7 Corvettes and a 991 Porsche 911. The C7 Corvette and Porsche were likely brought along for benchmarking, allowing the engineers to compare their latest creation to the proven and successful front-engine Corvette platform and one of its main segment rivals.
It’s worth noting that the 911 pictured is actually of the previous generation. The sports car was heavily revised for the 2020 model year with the introduction of the 992 generation model, however due to the recent introduction of new 911, it would not have been possible for GM to obtain one for benchmark testing. When the mid engine Corvette goes on sale, though, it will be competing with a newer 911 than the vehicle in this video.
General Motors is expected to debut the new mid engine Corvette during a special event sometime later this year. The supercar, which may adopt the ‘Zora’ name, will ride on an all-new mid-engine rear-wheel drive architecture from the GM and is expected to offer a forced-induction, dual-overhead cam V8 of some sort, along with an automatic or dual-clutch transmission.
Additionally, GM’s factory racing team, Corvette Racing, are expected to field a new GTE Corvette race car based on the mid-engine platform from 2020 onward. The GTE race car may debut alongside the road-going version, just like Chevy did with the Corvette C7.R and C7 Corvette Z06, although this is only hearsay at this point.
Stay tuned for full details on the mid engine Corvette once they become available. For now, be sure to check out the pre-production prototypes in the video above.
(source: Driven Car Reviews on YouTube)