Chevrolet will reveal the C8 Corvette next week.
It’s been years in the making, but next week still seems so far away to see the new C8 Corvette. Although we’re right around the corner from Chevrolet’s reveal, let’s take a look at this new leaked photo, courtesy of the Corvette Forum. This is supposedly the uncovered rear end of the new mid-engine model before you’re supposed to see it. We can’t say with absolute certainty that it is the real deal, but it doesn’t look too far off other photos we’ve seen in the past.
From first glance, this alleged photo of the C8 Corvette looks mean, particularly with those quad pipes and rear vents. It also looks like it shares its taillight design with the redesigned Camaro, which does lend to this photo’s legitimacy a bit. The boomerang-shaped red portions look to be the taillights, while the upper parts are the turn signals and reverse lights.
Hiding behind those taillights and that rear spoiler should be a V8 engine, although exactly which V8 GM put under there is a bit of a mystery. It could be a carryover of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 or some variation, or it could be an entirely new engine. Forced induction also isn’t out of the question, either. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of next week’s reveal.
Of course, TFL will be on hand at the C8 Corvette reveal on July 18th. We should know much, much more by then. Hopefully we’ll also have a better idea of when the car is set to actually launch, though we probably won’t know how much it will cost until later in the year. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!