A convoy of mid-engine Corvette prototypes has been spotted undergoing hot weather testing in Arizona by a YouTuber.
The video, shot and uploaded by YouTuber George Kenner, shows six C8 mid-engine Corvette prototypes driving in a convoy in the desert. Interestingly, recently appointed General Motors president Mark Reuss was spotted riding shotgun in one of the prototypes. Reuss is no stranger to the product development side of GM’s business, previously serving as the company’s president of global product development, and is quite familiar with Corvettes, having also spent a stint as the head of GM Performance.
The prototypes in this video are otherwise the same as other mid engine Corvette test cars we have seen in videos and photographs. Some of the cars have the upright rear spoiler that has been seen on other prototypes, while one has no spoiler at all. Two different wheel designs are also on display in the video.
General Motors is expected to debut the new mid engine Corvette during a special event sometime later this year. The vehicle, which may also adopt the ‘Zora’ name, will ride on an all-new mid-engine rear-wheel drive architecture from the automaker and is expected to offer a forced-induction, dual-overhead cam V8.
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 a rumor right now.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for more C8 mid engine Corvette news as it becomes available. For now, you can check out the prototypes (and give Mark Reuss a wave!) in the video embedded above.
(source: George Kenner on YouTube)