The mid-engine C8 Corvette is becoming a more common sight in spy shots and new information has become more readily available about the revolutionary new model.
Ahead of its launch, we felt it was proper to ask: what do you think the C8 Corvette’s benchmark should be? Exotics from Lamborghini and Ferrari? Sports cars from Porsche? Something else?
Part of our inquiry comes after Lamborghini smashed the Porsche’s Nürburgring lap record with the upcoming Aventador SVJ. The high-performance Italian supercar managed to scoot around the circuit in 6:44.97. Previously, Porsche set the production-car lap record with a 6:47.3 time and the 911 GT2 RS.
We don’t know how quick the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 is around the famed track, but a mid-engine car will certainly improve upon the front-engine car’s performance. The ZR1 may also be the pinnacle of the Corvette team’s work with a front-engine car. We doubt its 755 horsepower and aero trickery will be enough to claim the ‘Ring’s top time. We could see the Corvette name dip under seven minutes for the first time, though.
The C8 mid-engine Corvette has been spotted testing alongside other Corvette variants, but also Porsche 911s, too. The team clearly has its long-time rival in its crosshairs, and eventually, we may see the new car go head-to-head with more exotic machines; rumor has it a Corvette Hybrid could push close to 1,000 hp and boast an all-wheel-drive system.
So, what do you think? Talk to us down below and vote in our poll.