No Small Shoes to Fill
The mid-engine, twin-turbo, LT-based platform is allegedly equipped with a seven-speed, dual-clutch, Tremec paddle-shifter that grabs gears faster than you’ve ever heard a Corvette advance through the gearbox, and we’re looking at possible front-wheel hybridization to supplement power.
Indeed, the C8 Corvette is undergoing a lot of changes, and it’s almost enough to make us wonder if this is one of the last Corvettes that will feature an internal combustion engine!
The Koenigsegg Jesko, reported to be able to hit the 300mph-mark, is supposed to be the last of the Swedish supercars to be a piston-pounder, and if this is gasoline’s dying gasp, it’s not going quietly!
The C8 Corvette’s raspy battle cry will bring the overhead cam-powered car into the market soon hopefully, but reports from sources like Road and Track indicate it may not be until Summer of 2019 – if it can stop eating itself alive before then!
The Tremec is reported to be able to take a 9,000rpm-pounding like a champ, so if we extrapolate a few best-guesses here, the top speed will be something to write home about!. While we’re not ones to speculate, the 2019 ZR1 produced a 212mph-average top track speed in Papenburg, Germany, for whatever that’s worth to you.