Next-gen American sports car looks set to move its engine rearwards and gain turbo power; this prototype shows its extended rear

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been spotted for the first time this year, with these latest shots revealing the unmistakable silhouette of a mid-engined supercar.

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.

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28 June 2016
Wow, actual PROPER spy photos. Not the 'by appointment' stuff outside Gaydon we usually get..


28 June 2016
Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

28 June 2016
TegTypeR wrote:

Okay, I get why they want to go down the route of a blown V6 but this is a Corvette. They need to, for every petrol head out there, continue producing a V8.

Couldn't agree more! Its not a Corvette without a V8! If they stick with just the V6 it will basically be a GM version of Ford's 3rd gen GT40.

Cyborg

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