New Leaked Photo Of 2020 Mid Engine Corvette C8 Shows Front End26
A new photograph that allegedly shows the front end of the upcoming new mid engine Corvette C8 has leaked online.
This photograph surfaced not long after an image showing the new sports car’s rear end appeared on the web last week.
Unlike the image showing the rear end of the mid engine Corvette C8, this front-facing photo appears to be computer generated. That doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate depiction of the next-gen Corvette – General Motors could use a computer generated image of the car in promotional material, for example, or other media.
By comparison, the leaked photo showing the rear was of a physical car and appeared to be taken on a shop floor within a GM facility of some sort. This new photo was first discovered by YouTuber and Corvette enthusiast Streetspeed717, hence the watermark.
While its origins are a bit suspicious, the vehicle pictured is representative of what we expect the mid engine Corvette C8 to look like. It seems that the intake vents and other details on the front bumper will be painted gloss black for the production car, along with the leading edges of the large side intake vents. The example car also appears to be finished in the leaked Rapid Blue exterior color and features gloss black wheels as well.
As we reported previously, the next-gen Corvette will be powered by an updated version of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine found in the C7 Corvette called the LT2. This revised mill will make 480-500 horsepower in the new mid-engine application and will be mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. More powerful variants will debut after the base model’s scheduled unveiling in July 18, 2019.
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This is what I see
Lambo lower fascia
Mclaren side profile and intake
Corvette rear end
None of that is negatives, holding judgment for true photos and ultimately to see in person, but it is a mashup for other various midengine cars. It’s not really an original look like a McLaren, or R8, or Ford GT, or Alfa 4C.
You stated quite well what I was trying to say below. When I see that car, it isn’t instantly recognizable as a Corvette as all the others since 1968 have had the same basic profile. It’s like a Porsche 911 that was suddenly a front-engine car; it would lose it’s iconic shape. Like you, I’m not saying that to be negative but rather just stating that it has lost its distinctive look.
Well, don’t they all look alike anyway.
This new mid-engine car is very simply the beginning of a new era of success for Corvette or quite possibly the beginning of the end for the car completely. Only time will tell which one it is? If the mid-engine car “stumbles” , I don’t predict a return to front engine for “C9”, game over.
Seeing that image, which really isn’t a lot more revealing than what we’ve already seen, really drives home the point that this new Corvette is going to be a radical departure. The huge, gaping side air inlet and overall proportions of this car are very different from anything that has worn the Corvette name in its 66 year history. Throughout its history it has had a very iconic long hood, short deck profile that made the car instantly recognizable.
I was, and am, a proponent of keeping F/R configuration Corvette Stingray while adding a M/R Corvette Zora. Obviously that isn’t the route GM elected to pursue but Ferrari and Porsche offer differently configured sports cars so I was hoping GM would do the same. I understand though that a two model strategy would be costly so although I look forward to the new car and the fulfillment of 50 years of dreaming at GM, it will also be a bittersweet development to lose the classic Corvette shape and visage.
With the rumor that the Camaro is going away again, I can’t help but wonder if that is going to strategically line up with a front engine Corvette, whether by that name or something else.
I was hoping Chevy would fuse the exotic mid engine profile with a more American take using dramatic fender flares and classic Corvette sex appeal. The view out the windshield of the C7 with the encroaching fenders is distinctly Corvette, the body lines, hips, and greenhouse are appropriately brash and American.
Every view of the C8 seems to be Italian derivative. Like the other commenter, I’ll stop short of criticism until it’s unveiled, but I’m worried because GM design hasn’t been hitting many homeruns lately.
the rear isn’t italian … more like alabama.
This is very hard to see, it was cut out from something and blurred. It could still be a render.
The front looks like it is missing some things seen from the cammoed car and the lights don’t look quite right.
Was there any doubt when they were designing the C8 Corvette that it wouldn’t look killer as while the design team tried to salvage as much heritage design DNA as possible, they also recognized that the C8 is the start of a new breed given that all other Corvettes were front-engine drive as this will be the first production mid-engine Corvette and the hope is that the C8 will generate excitement for generations to come.
Well time and design marches on.
The reality is this car will do well and only advanced the icons status.
There were short sighted folks in 1963 that complained there was no trunk and no real connection to the C1. They were silenced as the cars became well accepted and more advanced and exotic with 4 wheel discs and fuel injection.
This is not a great photo but from what we have seen this car will stir excitement and offer models in a wide range of price and performance.
I know some are disappointed that GM did not keep the old car but the fiscal reality is Chevy has only room for one two seat platform. The C7 would have only lasted a year or two till volumes fell so low it would be cut after not making money.
Once the C8 hits people will be waiting over a year for orders.
We will be fine here. There will always be a few thing you will not like but as a whole this package will satisfy nearly most.
Beside if you want a front engine there are a ton of low mile C4-5-6-7 models out there that can be had for a bargin.
If the C8 doesn’t come in under 6-figures(it won’t), its production numbers will be very low and model life brief.
Are we going to see the loss of the Corvette and the Camaro in the next decade.
I believe this is not a CDI pic it’s an actual pic as mike said in his video he cropped out the background with a grey screen to protect where the pic was taken. And he also said that the car above is missing the splitter and side skirts.
I personally like the way the car looks
Man that thing on the trunk lid really spoils it.
I agree and guess that’s why they call it a spoiler !!!
I patiently waiting until the 18th, so as to see if I’ll be adding one to my car stable. So far, I like what I see!
Remember this is the BASE MODEL people, come on man if it looks this good in the base can you imagine what the C8R is going to look like when we get closer to that!
You don’t have to like this, right or wrong you can’t deny that when the term “mid crisis car” is mentioned, the majority of people think of a Vette and nearly no one can agree what model car is the SECOND most common “mid crisis car” even is…Without a doubt this will chip away at that image; this is reboot or revolution…
I see a lot of Ferrari. Which is neat, because the original ’53 ‘Vette was made to be a Ferrari look-alike. And now in this new chapter of the Corvette, it’s going back to it’s Ferrari roots.
While there is faint similarity to the Barchetta, the 53′-55′ Corvette was a much better looking car. The 56′ Corvette is more in line with the Barchetta. But the Barchetta wins the values race at $7.5 million plus.
These pictures correspond exactly with the red front and rear bumper covers you posted exclusively back on 10/25/17!
I don’t know, this latest picture looks to me like they just opened their CAD program and tried to duplicate the pictures they’ve seen but without the camoflauging paint job. Basically nothing more than an artist rendering, likely not even by a GM employee. Not so say the work is bad, because it isn’t. It doesn’t strike me anything real or official.
All these “leaks” and “speculation are pure BS! The real ‘Vette” won’t look anything like you have seen “leaked”! GM isn’t stupid. With all the spies with their expensive telephotos are just clamoring for any tidbit to whet their appetite and give them some sort of scoop or give another ‘automaker’ a chance to beat GM. This is a totally new thing for GM and I can guarantee you they will guard ANY photo opportunity with any kind of camo or disguise to protect that investment. I am not an employee of GM but I have owned many GM products as well as ‘Vettes’ over the years and I’m pretty sure my idea is based on good judgement and not ‘leaks’ or speculation!
If it is a spy photo, then yes, it would be stupid of GM…However what can happen is an employee takes the picture, as noted either of the actual car or promotional material and sends it to a friend or family member on the promise they won’t share it but do anyways…
Now if only Chevrolet would show some boldness and make the next Camaro out of Aluminum. They could go to a supplier like Constellium and ask them to bid on delivering a body in white.
What next Camaro. this is it …Gen-6. Get them new while you can.