Looks like the mid-engine Corvette development team stopped for a snack, and in the process, the camera’s eye found them. New spy photos, taken by “Woodward” group member Josh Busenbark snapped the mid-engine C8 Corvette in Cadillac, Michigan, with the least amount of camouflage we’ve ever seen.
While the finer details are still obscured, less cladding shows off the C8 Corvette’s decidedly mid-engine proportions. A longer hood leads into a sleek roofline, which spills out into a short rear deck and equally sloping rear window. It also looks like there’s a large rear diffuser at the rear and we spot plenty of areas where air can flow through all over the car’s body. Potentially, an adjustable rear wing is in place, too; to our eyes, it looks as if there’s a cutout present where one may sit.
Overall, the shape is very exotic looking and one we’re not used to associating with a Corvette. We’d even say the rear-quarter panel has some strong Ferrari character to it.
The mid-engine C8 Corvette is the industry’s worst-kept secret at the moment, but there are many unknowns still. It’s unclear if Chevrolet plans to sell the C8 Corvette alongside the current C7 Corvette; we don’t know what engine will be found in the middle of the revolutionary Corvette; and when will we begin to learn official details on the Corvette team’s most ambitious project to date?
For now, there are more questions than answers, but we’ll take these photos as evidence the program is clipping along at a healthy pace.