After a week at the Nurburgring for testing during the Industry Pool days where manufacturers share the track for testing their latest vehicles, Chevrolet finally gets some alone time with their C8 Mid-Engine Corvettes on the famous 12.9 mile track in Germany.
This comes from BridgetoGantry.com’s Dale Lomas who captured the next generation Corvette sportscar on the track and shared the photos to Instagram and video on YouTube. In his Instagram post, Dale says, “The time has come… new mid-engine C8 Corvette finally has some private Nürburgring access for laptiming. What will it do? Stay tuned!”
The pics shared by Dale on Instagram show the Corvette engineering team surrounding the cars. We see an LED sign behind them that says “Session Closed” so perhaps they are waiting for their private track session to begin…
One of the nuggets to come from this latest batch is this top view look at the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette which shows the flat top steering wheel. These Corvettes also show aftermarket racing seats and shoulder harnesses, but that’s for the safety of the drivers and these items will not be on the production version:
Dale also captures this flyby of the C8 Corvette. Listen to that sound as it fades in the distance!
And since we are talking about the C8 Corvettes on the Nurburgring, here is a new video just posted on Wednesday that shows the C8s on the track during the Industry Pool:
One thing that’s almost for certain with these tests at the Nurburgring is that any lap times will almost surely remain private. We learned that from the unexpected release of the C7’s Nurburgring times thanks to the retirement of GM hot shoe Jim Mero who retired on September 1st.
The testing of the prototypes at the Nurburgring are most likely focused on ride and handling and the timed laps would serve as a benchmark against the previous generation Corvettes as well as any known times of the competition.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch! As always, stay tuned to CorvetteBlogger for the latest C8 Mid-Engine Corvette news!
Dale Lomas / Instagram
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