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.