As the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette racks up validation miles on public streets, more and more car enthusiasts are blown away after seeing it for themselves. And that’s despite the fact that the car is still wrapped up with the camouflage doing its job of defusing the car’s final looks until the reveal on 07.18.19.
Already there is a ton of hype behind the new Corvette and it’s going to reach a fever pitch by the time of the reveal in July. I like to tell people that those who own exotic sports cars from McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini are about to be “verbally assaulted” by those who don’t know cars asking them if that’s the new Corvette. I also say there will come a time when the mid-engine Corvette will make up the majority of exotic sports car sightings as GM has already told us they plan on running two shifts to support production of the car. That mean’s about 40,000 or so in its first calendar year…
But let’s get back to this video for a moment.
Here’s a young guy who spots the mid-engine Corvette prototype at a stop light and starts filming the car as it’s waiting to turn onto a side street. His enthusiasm shines through the video as he says “Look how badass that is, like a McLaren! It’s like a Ferrari!”
Chevrolet is hoping the C8 Corvette brings in a younger crop of buyers who previously shied away from the front-engine Corvette and its reputation as an “old guys” car. I think this guy’s emotional outburst is exactly the kind of reaction Chevrolet is hoping for with the next-generation Corvette.
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