The Power Trip
The front-engine designs made their mark in history, and we’ll never forget how the rear-wheeled, American car culture carved the very design of what a car was “supposed” to be; but today, the definition of performance requires modifications to that design, and we’re methodically transitioning to the new “cutting-edge.”
This transition, however, doesn’t come without its kinks (pun intended).
The new C8 Corvette has been delayed time and again, and while we’re growing impatient to see them litter the streets with the finely-tuned whine of a twin-turbo V-8, slamming torque through a quick-shifting gearbox, it looks like Chevy has to take a few things back to the drawing board before they can uncage this monster.
Hagerty reports there are three select reasons for the delays, according to “well-placed” sources. While anyone can shoot sweet nothings into the wind, Hagerty is pretty legit.
A shift to a highly-electronic platform (as if the Corvette wasn’t already highly electronic) is cited as one bottleneck in the development stages, but GM has some of the best people in the business working on this machine, and electrical conundrums aren’t bunching our panties up too much. They’ll sort this out soon enough.
Physical design attributes are cited as another roadblock, but honestly, you can Google that if you’re innately curious about the boring details. Let’s be honest, who really cares about thing’s we won’t remember ever not knowing about? (Not I.)