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 1976 Mid-Engine XP 882 AeroVette
The 1-2 Photo Finish of the Corvette C7.Rs at the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona
Zora Drives the First Mid-Engine Corvette Experimental Research Vehicle (CERV 1)
The Original 1953 C1 Corvette
The 1963 Mid-Engine CERV II
The 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer
The 1986 Mid-Engine Indy Corvette
The 1957 Corvette SS Race Car
The 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:
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.