Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July

GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July

The next-generation C8 Corvette has finally been confirmed by Chevrolet to be mid-engined, ending a 65-year tradition of the front-engined sports auto. Chevrolet has confirmed it will reveal the eight-generation Corvette on July 18th. Go ahead and circle July 18 on your calendar!

Chevrolet tweeted a teaser of the eighth-generation Corvette on Thursday, and the prototype was actually driven through NY with General Motors CEO Mary Barra riding shotgun. The head of General Motors arrived a camouflaged C8 Corvette, driven by no other than chief engineer - Tadge Juechter.

This first Corvette C8 model we will see in July is the base Corvette Stingray, which will kick off the lineup.

There's been plenty of speculation as to what this mid-engined C8 version will offer. But as good as the C7 is and has been, it has been slightly overshadowed by the imminent and much-rumored mid-engined C8, which we first saw spy photos of-and thus got confirmation of-in 2015.

The publication claims the powertrain will bump its power output to around 500hp (373kW), with the engine code to be renamed to "LT2" to signify its new location within the vehicle. Rumors suggest a twin-turbo, DOHC, 5.5-liter V8 with a flat plane crankshaft with an output of 700+ horsepower and 700+ lbs/ft of torque.

We hear Chevrolet will hold the line on pricing for the 2020 Corvette, despite its monumental philosophical shift and abundance of new technology.

For starters, it's expected that the base models of the C8 will feature an upgraded version of the 6.2-liter V8 engine now used in the C7 Corvette Stingray.

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