Here’s a C8 mid-engine Corvette prototype recently spotted driving around 40 mph down a wet road in the Detroit area. The videos come courtesy of Autoweek who received them from a reader named Tim P.
The window is down for a good listen of the rumored 500-hp powerplant that could be named the LT2. But with the water on the roads making a lot of noise, we don’t really have the opportunity to hear the engine note.
Recent C8 spy photos have seemed to have confirmed that the prototypes have the production-ready headlights and taillights in place. The first video shows the car with its multi-matrix LEDs illuminated for the wet weather. The rear lights are covered though and unfortunately, we do not get a very good look at them.
In the second video, you can see this prototype doesn’t have the wing-spoiler and instead, the rear deck from the engine compartment back is very clean looking. I grabbed this screenshot to make sure you get a good look at it. The wing-spoiler has been somewhat controversial in its design and many future buyers have said they may go without. GM does appear to be trying out different designs of the wing-spoiler which has been spotted on the C8s in different widths and configurations.
I was going to make a joke about this sighting being the first to showcase the C8’s windshield wipers in action, but that sounds sort of desperate, so instead I’ll stick with the tried-and-true “See, they don’t melt in the rain!”
Thanks again to Autoweek reader Tim P. for sharing his video!
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