Up until now, all we had were faint, blurry images of a heavily camouflaged mid-engine prototype running around a test track and not much detail could be made out. Thanks to Road and Track, that all changes now.
What you’re looking at is the best look to date at the upcoming 2019 Mid-Engined C8 Corvette – caught winter testing with a couple 2018 ZR1 Corvette test mules.
Looking at the photos, we can easily tell this is a mid-engined prototype given the high rear deck and very short overhangs. Up front, it looks like there’s some pretty large air intakes, but that could be just due to the look of the camouflage. What also interesting to note is that the windshield, roof and doors look like they came right off the C7, however the overall size of the car in terms of length, looks smaller than the current C7 Corvette.
There are rumors floating around that this could be a mid-engined Cadillac which wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. In 2004, Cadillac introduced the Cadillac XLR built off of the C6 Corvette’s chassis and built on a separate assembly line in the back of the Corvette’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
Either way, there’s a mid-engined “something” coming on the horizon. Stay tuned!