Thought Chevrolet hasn’t made an official announcement yet, the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 is expected to land in Fall 2018.
Critics and purists have already started loading their guns. But it’s impossible to ignore the fact that eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 is coming our way. And if the reports on Automobile are to be believed, the mid-engined Vette will come in Fall 2018 with a new small-block V8 under that engine cover in the middle.
The camouflaged test mules are being fired upon by spies with cameras wherever it goes and with a dozen renderings doing the rounds, most of us have a basic idea on how the new mid-engined C8 is going to look like.
It’ll be having a shorter front section followed with the cabin and then an acre of real estate at the back. Somewhere between the seats and the taillights, the new, smaller V8 will build its new home. The capacity may be small, but the engine will definitely be breathed upon by the boffins at Chevy, so that it is worthy enough to power the sports car. The 4.0-liter double-overhead-cam turbocharged V8 won’t be that far-fetched an option too.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8, in all likelihood, will be unveiled at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 could also be the reason why the Chevy facility at Bowling Green, Kentucky has stopped production of the C7 range of Corvettes for three months. While the factory tour cancellations have been attributed to the work being conducted on the new paint shop, many believe that everything is being done to get the assembly plant ready for the C8’s construction and launch.
Who knows, they may even have started building more prototypes of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 in that plant as we speak. The fun begins when the C8 and Corvette C7 ZR1 will be sold side-by-side once both cars arrive in showrooms. They look inseparable already, as test mules are often spotted hanging out together.