The saga of the C8 Corvette continues.
New rumors from a user on Corvette Forum allege the mid-engine Corvette will make a surprise debut on January 14th ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The user peddling this intel, ‘Zerv02’, is the same user that posted a roughly drawn sketch of the interior of the C8 Corvette after having claimed to have sat in the car.
There’s no way to verify that Zerv02’s intel is correct, although the user’s interior sketch appears to have been at least semi-accurate. Spy photos showing portions of the C8 Corvette’s interior surfaced shortly after Zerv02’s sketch was posted and appeared to support their predictions. Zerv02 claimed the new mid-engine vehicle would have a narrow center tunnel running up the middle of the cabin similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder and prototypes have been spotted with this exact detail.
Zerv02 also claims both the coupe and spider versions of the C8 Corvette will be shown at the alleged unveiling event this month.
GM Authority’s sources previously indicated the mid-engine Corvette would not debut in Detroit this month due to the vehicle’s development having been pushed back over electric gremlins. We heard development had been delayed by about six months due to the fault and that a debut in mid-2019 was likely.
January 14th is the first media day of NAIAS 2019, so if these rumors are made up, the person that fabricated them at least did enough research to make them seem plausible. Luckily we won’t have to wait long to know the truth, with NAIAS 2019 approaching quickly.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for the full run down on the mid-engine C8 Corvette when it debuts – whether that’s in GM’s hometown of Detroit in a couple of weeks or someplace else later in the year.