Everything found in the body of this story should certainly be taken with a grain of salt. With that said, let’s dive into what we have here.
A Chevrolet salesman from Bachmann Chevrolet in Louisville, Kentucky, has published a video that proclaims to show the rear-quarter panels belonging to the mid-engine C8 Corvette. The salesman doesn’t share how he took the photo but claims he was the man behind the camera to snap the picture.
A couple of things here. One, this guy is employed by a General Motors franchise, which—if these photos happen to be real—would make this a major no-no. Secondly, GM has yet to publicly confirm any news surrounding the decidedly mid-engine looking prototypes scampering about that we’ve spied on occasion. Risky, risky business.
We suppose there is some legitimacy to the story. The dealership is located in Lousiville, which isn’t terribly far from the idled Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant where the Corvette is made. The assembly plant has been shut down to retool the entire production line and provide more flexible capability.
Finally, we’re not entirely sure what the point of publishing these photos to a YouTube video is. Buzz to move more cars? Drum up enthusiasm for the dealership? If the photos are fake, it’s one heck of a publicity stunt. Have a look at the video for yourself above and skip to 8:50 to jump directly to the photos.