The C8 Mid-Engine Corvettes have been grounded outside of Detroit since October of last year but it looks like that has changed after Motor Trend recently spotted a cladded C8 prototype in the vicinity of the Tehachapi loop in California.
Motor Trend has used the Tehachapi loop route as part of its Car of the Year testing and they say that manufacturers have also tested on those same roads in preparation for COTY award.
While we doubt that Chevy engineers are running the magazine’s testing route in advance of any consideration plans, we would have to think that the 2020 Corvette would be a contender for the award given the fact that Corvette was named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 1984 and 1998.
Motor Trend does remind us that to be considered for their prestigious Car of the Year award, it must have an MSRP under $144K or so. Should be no problem considering those like Bob Lutz say the C8 will cost just a little more than the C7, model for model.
That’s also great news for Motor Trend which will likely see multiple iterations of the C8 mid-engine Corvette for the next few years and beyond!
Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 8
[VIDEO] Watch the Corvette ZR1’s Hype Video for Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car Competition
[PICS] Motor Trend’s Randy Pobst Breaks Road Atlanta’s Track Record in the 2019 Corvette ZR1