Mid-engine Corvette C8 will make its long awaited debut in 2018!

mid-engine corvette c8Mid-engine Corvette C8 will make its long awaited debut in 2018! Power will initially come from the C7 Stingray’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with an output between 450-500 hp. Starting price will be around $80,000!! The C7, meanwhile, will remain in production through 2017. So yes, the C7 and C8 will be built and sold together but only for a short time. In order to give the traditional front-engined Corvette a proper send off, C&D claims a new ultra high-performance edition will be unveiled. Heading into 2019, the C8 will receive a new four-cam, 32-valve V8 that’ll push its price tag above $100,000.

Mid-engine Corvette C8 will make its long awaited debut in 2018!

mid-engine corvette c8When volume production begins, presumably later in ’18, today’s C7 Corvette will expire, although there should be remaining stock for those who prefer the traditional powertrain layout used for more than six decades. The C7’s final hurrah will occur at next year’s 2017 NAIAS, when a swan-song mega-power edition debuts, possibly wearing the illustrious ZR1 badge. To continue building momentum, Chevy hopes to show, in 2020, a hybrid E-Ray Corvette with electric front-wheel propulsion. C8 Corvettes may wear ZORA identification of some sort (such as ZoRa1) to pay homage to Zora Arkus-Duntov, the car’s spiritual godfather and mid-engine advocate from 1955 to 1975.

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