[SPIED] Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Spotted in Southwest Florida


[PICS] Mid Engine C8 Corvette Spotted in Southwest Florida

Photo Credits: Frank Schwartz

With the photos of the C8 Corvette that was spotted needing a tow after experiencing mechanical issues over the weekend, we have another Florida-related sighting of the mid-engine C8 Corvette rolling down the highway.

The pics were shared on Facebook by enthusiasts and we were able to deduce they were taken somewhere in Southwest Florida, most likely as the car was making a trip around the Sunshine State as they did when testing the ZR1s.

The development engineers made much use of Florida’s highways as the warm weather was ideally suited for testing the engineering changes they made in keeping the ZR1s cool. The high wing Corvette ZR1s were spotted multiple times as they crossed the state on Alligator Alley, the stretch of Interstate 75 that runs from Naples to Ft. Lauderdale.

[SPIED] Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Spotted in Southwest Florida

We believe this car to be the Coupe version of the mid-engine C8 Corvette. You can tell the difference between the Targa-topped coupe and the hardtop convertible based on the rear roof line. If the line is near the edge of the door, it’s the coupe. If it’s forward about three-four inches from the edge (near where the STOP sticker is), then it’s the hardtop convertible spider.

Spider…I can get used to saying that.

[SPIED] Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Spotted in Southwest Florida

Some other key takeaways are the parking/proximity sensors along the rear. You can see the four individual holes in the camouflage along the rear where they appear. There has also been some debate about the inclusion of a rearview camera that would stream the video onto a screen embedded into a traditional rearview mirror frame. You can see what looks to be a camera in the center of the roofline just back under the camo.

This C8 Corvette is also riding on the black twisted fork wheels with the machined lip around the edge.

As far as the driver is concerned, the lyrics to the Eagles’ “Take it Easy” came to mind, but with a Corvette twist: “It’s a girl I bet in a C8 Vette slowin’ down to take a look at me!” Okay, we are slowing down to get a look at her…and by her I mean CAR! But you already knew that!

[SPIED] Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Spotted in Southwest Florida

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Photo Credits: Frank Schwartz

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  1. Already like it – very cool, even though it may be some time away before they go on sale, but still this mid-engine Corvette was being talked about 50 years ago.

  2. Think maybe the heat goes out vents under the taillights and there is a mesh over that area if you look closely at top photo. The engineers need to test for overheating issues, so that might help on that score, too?

  3. There is a GM testing facility here in Collier County FL. Before the C7’s were in showrooms they were here testing as well.

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