GMís CEO Barra along with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter are in New York City Thursday night to attend the 3rd Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundationís Footsteps to the Future Gala in which GM was honored for its 100 years of working with the nationís military. Word is since they drove a 2020 C8 Corvette to the event that GM will announce the coming of this next gen Corvette
It's officially official: the next-generation 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will make the switch to a mid-engine layout. Like the many spy shots we've seen of the car, this photo shows a prototype of the new Corvette C8 with camouflage but this time, it's coming directly from General Motors.
The new Corvette C8 makes its debut July 18, 2019, and will go on sale by the end of the year.
General Motors is admitting that the Corvette will reach another generation and has confirmed that the car, the real, bona fide 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will make its official debut July 18.
While spy photos showing the C8's low-slung silhouette & vastly different proportions have circulated on the internet for years now, what you're looking at is the first real photo of the car that Chevrolet has supplied & the first time the company has even acknowledged the existence of what might be the auto industry's worst-kept secret. GM CEO Mary Barra is making the announcement at the Siller Foundation charity gala in New York tonight 4/11/19
Hagerty reports that the C8 will start in the $60,000 to $70,000 range, where it'll be equipped with a new version of the current Corvette's naturally aspirated LT1 6.2-liter V-8. This engine, dubbed LT2, should make around 500 horsepower, up from the LT1's 460 horsepower.
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The worst-kept secret is out.
In a series of actions Thursday night, General Motors has confirmed that it is making the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette and it will break cover on July 18.
The first production Corvette to sport an engine mounted behind the driver, the next-generation Corvette will be called the C8 and will debut as a Stingray with a 500-horsepower, push-rod V-8 engine.
In a not-so-cryptic notice on GM's website, the company posted to customers:
"Don't get left behind. The Next Generation Corvette is the most anticipated Corvette ever.
GM CEO Mary Barra and Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter in a camouflaged C8 tooling around the streets of New York as Barra announced the car's existence at a charity event in New York. The icing on the cake came shortly after when GM product chief Mark Reuss posted pictures of the C8 on his Facebook page.
Rumors of a mid-engine Corvette have been around for years as the current car pushed the boundaries of front-engine performance.
The Detroit News first confirmed the existence of the mid-engine car in August of 2016 and spy photographers have taken multiple shots of the car testing on race tracks and roadways around the US. Watch for further reports about where the C8 will be shown without camouflage, and expect a race car version to debut at the Daytona 24 Hours next
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