The internet remains abuzz with speculation surrounding one of General Motors’ most-anticipated projects: a mid-engine Corvette. Known as the C8 Corvette, or Corvette Zora, we know it will have its engine mounted in the middle of the car, but everything else is largely unknown.
Automobile recently took a stab at speculating the C8 Corvette, and the report details a potential starting price of $65,000. In the report, the publication also notes that starting price is the low side of things; it also says a starting price of $95,000 is possible. Grains of salt must be taken.
Production schedules are floated, too. If the report turns out to be true, the C8 Corvette will debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show and enter production near the end of next year as a 2019 model. What happens to the C7 Corvette? Production and sales of the two cars will reportedly go on side-by-side for at least one year.
That nugget of info actually has some merit. The Bowling Green assembly plant, where the Corvette is built, recently shut down to install an all-new production line. The new equipment will be flexible and capable of producing a wider range of things. The old line dated back to the start of C5 Corvette production. The plant has also suspended public tours of the facility, which may mean secretive things are going on inside that curious eyes are forbidden to see.
We’ll likely know more as we gear up for auto show season in North America. In the meantime, Chevrolet also has another hot Corvette in the works: the C7 Corvette ZR1. How much power will it have? The figure will start with a seven, reports say.