Is is a coincidence that on the first day without any Corvettes being produced in Bowling Green that new spy photos should appear of the C8 Mid Engine Corvette? I’m slightly cynical on the subject for sure, but judging from the latest release of photos from spy photographer Chris Doane Automotive and posted on AutoBlog, the two engineers in the car don’t look to be too happy about sharing these images of the future Corvette.
You can see these ten new spy photos over at AutoBlog:
Chevrolet test drivers at Milford have long dealt with long lenses and sneaky photographers hanging around entrances to the proving grounds, but today’s drone technology allows for a peak over those high fences. About the only current counter measures that Chevy can employ are “stop and cover”, which is what we see the two engineers do as they quickly cover the prototype.
As for the prototype itself, it looks different than those C8s we saw in the snow earlier this year. We’re pretty sure those photos were staged and again we are reminded about Car and Driver’s Don Sherman saying that the Corvette Team is using Pratt & Miller for a bit of subterfuge.
These new spy photos do show the exhaust tips peaking out of the back and it looks like there will be two exhaust ports per corner. It also appears there is body work under them so the exhaust outlets appear integrated into the rear body work and are not just sticking out under the corners.
We know Corvette enthusiasts get excited when new spy photos appear, but unfortunately there is no current news on when the cars may actually come to market, or knowledge on whether they will be produced by themselves or with the front engine C7 sold side-by-side. But if we had to make a guess…2020?
Like always, stay tuned for the latest C8 Corvette news here at CorvetteBlogger.com!
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