U.S. publication auto and Driver reports that it has further information not yet released, suggesting there will be an initial model launch later this year with the Corvette Stingray, powered by the same 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine found in the C7-generation vehicle, producing around 370kW but renamed "LT2" on account of its new mid-engine location. Chevrolet has ended months (years, actually) of intense speculation and spy shots by announcing that its highly anticipated, eighth-generation (C8) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette with a mid-engine layout will be revealed this summer.
You can check out Chevrolet.com for the latest official information.
Chevrolet said the next Corvette will be revealed on July 18, 2019. The head of General Motors arrived a camouflaged C8 Corvette, driven by no other than chief engineer - Tadge Juechter. It is a good thing then that GM CEO Mary Barra finally made the announcement at a charity gala in NY last night.
This first Corvette C8 model we will see in July is the base Corvette Stingray, which will kick off the lineup. Just what engine it is going to be remains unknown, but General Motors used to test a prototype version of a twin-turbo V8 engine a while ago. But what we really want to know is if that second sports vehicle will be the Corvette. The engine will also be renamed LT2 to reflect its new location in the vehicle.
There's also a possibility of a dual clutch automatic transmission, with a possible manual version in the works.
Following the initial launch, Chevrolet is expected to bring out a range of hardcore versions over the coming years, including a Z06 and ZR1, along with a flagship "Zora" that will debut hybrid technology for the nameplate.
Last we heard, the midengine Corvette was delayed due to its electrical system not being up to snuff.