Thanks to government databases like the trademark and patent office, we’ve learned a lot about the upcoming C8 Corvette. Now, thanks to the FCC, we have what looks to be the new keyfob for the 2020 mid-engine Corvette!
The images from an undisclosed FCC filing appeared today thanks to Road & Track who shared these today. The fob seems to be an exact duplicate of the Cadillac keyfob that was leaked last month to Jalopnik. The fob itself shows the same series of buttons as the Cadillac fob which includes lock and unlock buttons, a 2X frunk button, a 2X rear hatch button and a top-down button which controls the hard-top Convertible.
As with the previous Cadillac fob, this Corvette fobs vehicle representation appears to be the shape of a mid-engine Corvette.
On the backside of the keyfob is a Crossed-Flags Corvette logo which appears more elongated and pointed than the C7’s crossed flags logo. If you look at it closely, its almost in the shape of a “V”. If this is indeed the logo for the C8 Corvette, it’s a significant sighting as its the first time the C8 logo has been spied in public.
As the Corvette keyfob contains a wireless transmitter that is governed by the FCC, additional details were included in the FCC filing. Among them are various markings depending on the specific countries. We see the inclusion of official markings for the USA, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan as listed in the diagram.
Over at the MidEngineCorvetteForum, there is already speculation that if Japan is included on the wireless transmitter, and knowing that that ZORA was trademarked in the country, does that lend additional evidence that a Right-Hand Drive C8 may also be in the works?
Further documents from FCC filing specifically lists the keyfob as a “GM MY20 B1 Keyfob”. Also included is the in-car receiver for the transmitter which carries the GM part number of 13529177.
Unlike the Cadillac keyfob which was leaked anonymously to Jalopnik, these are details submitted officially to the FCC and hopefully it should be enough to end the speculation that the mid-engine prototypes we’ve seen over the last year were Cadillacs. Actually, the surfacing of this official documentation should lend more credence to the fact that Cadillac will also be building an ME based on the C8.
This is pretty big news during a time when details have been scant. This FCC filing appears to confirm the C8’s arrival for the 2020 model year, as well as the new crossed-flags logo for the C8 generation! And that’s GREAT news for Corvette fans!
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