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.