Official: Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Reveal To Take Place July 18, 201919
After roughly two years’ worth of rumors, speculation, and spy shots, we now have an official date for when Chevrolet will hold the mid-engine Corvette C8 reveal. That magical date is July 18th, 2019, according to an official email sent out by Chevy to fans, followers and owners. That’s one less thing to speculate about.
Chevy’s message features the image above, containing a camouflaged mid-engine Corvette C8 prototype followed by the words “Don’t Get Left Behind”. It then includes the following text:
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That means that, as of this writing, the mid-engine Corvette C8 reveal is 98 days away. It also confirms that the mid-engine car about we’ve speculated so much, but about which we don’t know any concrete details, will be a Corvette… not a new vehicle in the Chevy lineup, nor a Cadillac. Of course, we already knew this after getting a look at the car’s digital gauge cluster last week, though there were some who still didn’t believe that the vehicle in question is, in fact, a Corvette.
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This will be epic. I’m a bit concerned that the styling might miss the mark?
There have so many awesome new Hypercars revealed lately, (real, or, vaporware) so this needs to be a thing of timeless beauty-while also bringing in a new design language- not only respectful of heritage-but embracing the future in an unapologetic display.
Performance will be unbeatable for the $. A true historic phenomenon of Corvette history and all of the Engineers involved throughout the Corvette legacy.
I’m hoping price and interior design/quality, will also be managed to a new level. Bean counters, GO HOME!
Don’t you have things to do, like, telling your family to live in a tent because it’s cheaper than a house?
PS- my iPhone and this website, well…Let’s just say, it’s a challenge to navigate.
I think they’re gonna shy away from the ultra futuristic hypercars and appeal to the Corvette buyers. I think it’s still gonna look like a Corvette but just ease people in to it being an ME car now.
I like your perspective. And, I somewhat agree. In my original post, I said they need to stay true to the Corvette heritage in a design sense, but, move it forward ascetically because there are some really
“ unworldly “ designs currently being displayed and humans expect more once they are subjected to, more:)
I think the design needs to be very revolutionary. But,
designed with a tribute to its heritage and also a beautiful new reflection of a modern sports car that is a thing of beauty but still a Corvette.
We shall see!
This car will take to the next level all cars on GM corporation in terms of technology, luxury and performance
Why the down votes on my original input? I’m not sure I said anything remotely negative. Just an observation and honest opinion.
If you disagree, cool. But to be a coward, and hide behind a thumbs down click without intelligent, rhetorical response, how will I learn to say things that make your world happy and spin smoothly!
Or, we could discuss our differences with an air of respect to agree, or disagree.
Welcome to the world of interwebs and comments, where cowards rule and the few good eggs get down voted for saying good things.
At least GMA is protected from this buffoonery. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into making this my favorite car site to visit every day.
I agree, Rob. It’s normal to have an opinion that may not concur with someone else’s opinion. And I respect those who can intelligently respond in an adult and civil manner.
The cowards who down vote and stay hidden beneath their mommies skirts, are afraid to venture out and actually aren’t capable of voicing why they don’t like or agree with something.
I also visit and enjoy GMA on a daily basis. I was brought up a GM fan. There have many up and down moments in the years making it a challenge to always be a GM fan. But, here I am.
Welcome to the world of 12-years old minds.
Just ignore them, they are lacking in courage and character. We can only hope they eventually find some of both, but I’m not holding my breath.
The next generation of douchery awaits!!. Middle agers get ready!!!!!……
Can’t wait this all new revolution Corvette.
Wonder why they selected a Thursday in July when lots of people are on vacation. Does it coincide with an auto show somewhere? I don’t think so. It seems to be an odd time for such an important reveal. I wonder too where it will happen. At the Tech Center in Warren perhaps? Maybe the NCM in Tennessee?
Yeah, that is weird, and if they wanted to reveal it on a random Thursday, why not August 8th to play on the C8 thing? I was really hoping it would happen at Belle Isle during the Grand Prix. The only auto-related event I can find nearby on July 18th is the Automotive Hall of Fame induction at MGM Grand.
I’m sure there will be plenty of demand among the “Corvette Crowd”, but beyond those folks? The car will need to be well sorted and have a minimal of quality issues right out of the gate to attract other buyers.
I gave you an up vote. Can’t understand why anyone would disagree with your statement. Even being a Corvette fan if it wasn’t well sorted and have minimal quality issues right out the gate it wouldn’t attract me.
Anyone noticed the panel on the door when Mary and Tadge was standing by the open door. Look closely and the panel looks like a add on rather than a part of the door.
the car has to be as aero as the cars it races against so style is not the #1 priority . those side air intakes are ad on and not that large on the car
motorman ? Did you use to post on Chevy Talk.
I previously owned a 58,68,70,76,78,85,90.Currently a 93 Ruby 40th Aniv,vert,6spd.I would love to own a new 1.
Just let us know that the c8 in not just for short people….The C6 had room to roam and the C7 was like a apollo capsule with no legroom..