Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Caught Testing Alongside C7 Corvette ZR1: Video3
The mid-engine C8 Corvette is back on camera, and new video shows the car testing alongside the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1.
The video, published by Corvette Blogger, shows not one, but two C8 Corvette prototypes testing in Leadville, Colorado—most likely for high-altitude testing. The clip is just more evidence that the mid-engine Corvette is real and we’re likely heading into the home stretch before a reveal in the near future.
It’s hard to tell what engine lurks in the middle of these C8 Corvettes, but the most recent intel points to three mills: an up-rated version of the current 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter DOHC flat-plane crank engine and a twin-turbocharged version of the 5.5-liter unit. Eventually, a hybrid variant may arrive with a 200-horsepower electric motor married with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8. The electric motor will also give the hybrid model all-wheel drive.
As of now, it appears a manual transmission isn’t on the table, and an eight-speed dual-clutch unit is reportedly the sole transmission.
Have a look at the video above while we eagerly await more information on the mid-engine C8 Corvette, and potential debut in Detroit this coming January.
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ZR1 didn’t want him anywhere near the Mid-engine Vette lol
Love that juke at 2:43
He had the opportunity, but blew it. Good video of the rear of a ZR1. The C8’s are camoed and they do not have the right to drive dangerously. If they don’t want the public to see the cars, then they should test them at Milford……