Seen here winter testing alongside a Corvette ZR1 - a track-focused version of the current C7 - the car's shorter nose and longer rear section, complete with a pair of buttresses, are clear to see.
Sources think the car will use a turbocharged V6 engine in order to boost efficiency and enable it to fall under increasingly stringent CO2 emission limits. A flat-plane crank V8 engine could be offered as a range-topping model in certain markets.
The C8 is also expected to use more aluminium in its construction to save weight.
The Corvette C8 is still at an early stage in its development process. The finished car isn’t expected to arrive before 2018, with most sources predicting a debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show before the first cars arrive on the road in 2019.