The latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette first dropped cover for the 2020 model year, but now, rumor has it the 2023 Corvette will bring with it a revised cabin layout ahead of a refresh for the 2025 model year.
In a recent post on Mid Engine Corvette Forum, which cites a story found in the April 2021 issue of MotorTrend, insider sources have indicated that General Motors has given the go-ahead to redesign the C8 cabin, with the buttons and switches found along the right-hand center console reconfigured in some fashion.
While details about how the center console in the 2023 Corvette will differ from the current design remain murky, it’s an interesting prospect all the same. After all, the large buttress that stretches down the spine of the C8 Corvette’s cabin space is without a doubt one of its most noteworthy features, and certainly can polarize opinions among fans and customers.
As it stands now, the right-hand buttress in the C8 Corvette cabin provides controls for a wide variety of features, including the HVAC system, defroster, seat heating, and seat cooling. Arranged in a long line between the driver and passenger, the layout effectively divides the two seats, providing a “driver-oriented” design that encapsulates the pilot.
However, the design is quite unusual as well, and some could make the argument that it’s a messy, haphazard way to house all those controls and functions. With that in mind, a redesign with the 2023 Corvette doesn’t seem totally farfetched, although at this point, it’s all merely speculation and rumor.
Of course, all this begs the question – does the C8 even need a cabin redesign with the 2023 Corvette? We want to know what you think, so go vote in the poll below, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.