Road & Track: Mid-Engine Corvette – Everything We Think We Know

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The mid-engined version of everyone’s favorite American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, is coming. Or at least, a lot of auto industry folks think it’s coming, thanks to all the rumors, leaked info, and test mules that have been spied recently. After decades of speculation and renderings, this is what we know so far about the most fervently anticipated American sports car in history.

(Shown above, an unofficial, speculative rendering of what a mid-engine C8 Corvette could look like)

We Might Not See It Until 2019

Don Sherman, an automotive journalist who’s been on the mid-engine ‘Vette beat longer than anyone, reports in Hagertythat the C8 won’t make its debut until next year’s Detroit Auto Show in January. We’d initially hoped we’d see it at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but it doesn’t really make sense for Chevy to launch it so soon after the ZR1’s debut.

If the mid-engine Corvette did debut in Detroit next year, it’d likely reach dealers later later in 2019 as a 2020 model.

It’s Been a Long, Long Time Coming

Original article by Brian Silvestro, Chris Perkins | Road & Track


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