[VIDEO] Chevy Looks at 60 Years of Mid-Engine History Hidden Within First C8 Corvette Teaser


[VIDEO] Chevy Looks at 60 Years of Mid-Engine History Hidden Within First C8 Corvette Teaser

It’s been more than a month since the first official teaser from Chevrolet hit the web in advance of the C8 Corvette’s reveal on 07.18.19. If you remember, Zora Arkus-Duntov begins the video by saying “Let’s Go”, we saw many images of the mid-engine Corvette prototypes and other research vehicles from Chevrolet’s past while also seeing a glimpse of the future as a C8 Corvette passes by.

In this second teaser from Chevrolet, they actually go back to the first video and share some of the meaningful concepts and other vehicles “hidden” within those fast cuts.

As we count down to our 07.18.19 Corvette reveal, we want to rewind a bit and re-visit our teaser video. The original 29-second, chills-giving video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its quick cuts. So, we created a second video to explain those references and Easter eggs, allowing more than just our superfans to follow along.

The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length. Check out this special extended version and get a detailed breakdown on what’s inside. Watch the full-length video:

As the video shows, Zora Arkus Duntov is revealed as the voice who kicks off the video. The concepts and other Corvettes hidden are then shown individually in this order:

The 1964 Mid-Engine XP 817

The 1964 Mid-Engine XP 817

The 1976 Mid-Engine XP 882 AeroVette

The 1976 Mid-Engine XP 882 AeroVette

The 1-2 Photo Finish of the Corvette C7.Rs at the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Corvette C7.Rs

Zora Drives the First Mid-Engine Corvette Experimental Research Vehicle (CERV 1)


The Original 1953 C1 Corvette

1953 Corvette

The 1963 Mid-Engine CERV II

1963 Mid-Engine CERV II

The 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer

The 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer

The 1986 Mid-Engine Indy Corvette

1986 Mid-Engine Indy Corvette

The 1957 Corvette SS Race Car

1957 Corvette SS Race Car

The 1990 Mid-Engine CERV III

1990 Mid-Engine CERV III

However, Chevy did give us something more with the C8 Corvette as this video also features a number of quick cuts of its own. Starting with the C8s on the track, the first one appears to have a huge side intake scoop (which I attribute to shadows and swamp gas), we get this fantastic shot of a prototype going hard over a track corner, and here’s another sketch drawing of the C8 body that we barely managed to capture:

C8 Corvette

C8 Corvette

C8 Corvette Sketch

By now, you know the drill. For you ME-Deniers (I just made that up) out there, will the linking of 60 years of ME history give any solace to the fact that the Corvette is going mid-engine? Tell us what you think about this newest teaser video in our comments below.

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  1. Just a little over a month to go…

    Now if we can just get pricing and sale start info, we will be all set!!

  2. Brian thats because Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Stinray racer is in the background, and it shouldn’t be plural as theres only one………now as far as the video, I like it……anything with Zora putting his helmet on, preparing to “thrash” the machine he decides to pilot, is good footage . He was a very experienced racer and an extraordinary engineer (like Mark Donohue was).

  3. My disclaimer to start with, I’ve been a Corvette guy my whole life. Own two right now.
    That said, I don’t see the rear mid-engine Corvette being an over whelming, long lasting, seller;
    certainly not 35,000+/- units sales on a consistent year-over-year basis.
    The first year, maybe, especially with all the hype and built up demand, but after that, not so much.
    It is just not a ‘practical’ Corvette for the masses, and will not develop the critical-mass production numbers to sustain it, long term.
    I believe, wholeheartedly, that dropping front mid-engine production is a mistake.
    Time will tell.
    Between the two Corvettes we own, we have traveled over 2/3 of the United States, weeks and almost months at a time.
    The rear mid-engine is most assuredly not a long distance, long vacation, pack it and go, vehicle.
    HPDE vehicle, most assuredly, yes.
    Can any one truly see a rear mid-engine Corvette on a 8 day: 1-Lap of Kentucky; Michelin Bash; 25th Anniversary Caravan; or cross-country trip?
    Mike Waal
    8TY4SPD – 1980 4 speed manual, completely stock and mostly OE original, which I twist wrenches on to maintain its originality, the last year for no Captain Electron computerized anything.
    MNL13GS – 2013 Grand Sport, 6 spd manual, completely stock, all OE original.

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