It’s been a fun week for Corvette enthusiasts and it’s only Tuesday! First, we had the spy shots that showed the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette prototypes nearly nude while fueling up at a gas station in Germany. Now it’s time to see what it can do on the Nurburgring!
This is one of the pivotal moments we’ve been waiting for when it comes to following the development of the car from first spy shots to production. Seeing the C8 Corvette on the track, without the heavy black cladding really seems to bring it all home that this car is really going to happen.
How does the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette sound and look as the engineers are performance testing on the Nurburgring? Pretty damn good if you ask me!
This is some really great video featuring three minutes of the C8 Corvette working around corners and accelerating through the straights. We hear what sounds to be a naturally aspirated V8 engine and the quick shifts of the rumored Tremec DCT transmission.
As pointed out by some of the enthusiasts at the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com, the only negative feedback seems to be the amount of the tire noise and chatter we are hearing as it slides around the different corners.
You’ll want to turn up your speakers as you watch this. Go ahead, make the house shake! For this may be the first time you have ever heard the C8 Corvette in its natural environment:
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