Corvette fans, buckle up! The C8 Corvette is a frame-bender! We’ve been waiting for what seems like an eternity now, but could there be any nobler cause for delay?
The answer is a definitive no, there is not! Granted, many details are ambiguous, but we’re going to indulge in it for a moment because if the C8 Corvette is going to experience production problems prior to its debut, what could be more forgivable than frame-bending power?
As most of you probably already know by now, the new generation C8 Corvette is nothing like your grandpa’s vintage heirloom collecting dust in his garage.
You’ll still likely get a scolding for touching one of these without permission, but the Corvette has come a long way since solid-axle progenitor. Among the many noteworthy changes creeping into the design methodology, the C8 Corvette is now a mid-engine monster!
This may be a travesty for traditional ‘Vette purists, but the C8 Corvette isn’t here to blow daisies and frolic in the meadows with aging technology and outdated designs. To compete with today’s road warriors, changes must be made, uncomfortable as they may be.
Big power blasting from a forward-mounted engine through a rear-wheel driveline had its day (and it was a glorious day, indeed), but the new-age performance dictates every competitive advantage be taken across the design canvas.