It’s no secret that GM is hoping to inspire a new generation of Corvette ownership with the upcoming C8 Corvette and we are already seen some great reactions to the mid-engine Corvette from those in the younger demographics.
Here’s a video that is sure to please those on the Corvette Team as a Mustang-driving YouTuber comes face to face with the C8 Corvette at a gas station.
The video comes from MotorTube on YouTube and the Corvette action starts around 12:50.
The C8 Corvette clip shows the mid-engine at a gas station and our YouTuber is all out of breath as he says he ran across the street to catch it on video.
“We got the C8…wow” he exclaims as he begins to walk around the car. “Boy this thing looks like a Ferrari!” he says. As a few others are walking around the car, he tells them, “You know the engine is in the back, right?”.
The driver of the prototype comes out and gets in the car, and our YouTuber positions himself at the rear to hear the start-up. As the car is running, we capture a quick view of the digital dash lit up. As he takes a peek inside the car, he says “You can see a little bit of the dash…it looks super sick!”
One of the other onlookers says it has two brakes on the back and the YouTuber says, “Oh, like the McLarens…yeah, like the supercars!” he says. (We believe that second brake caliper is for the emergency brakes.)
One more time, he says “Dude, this thing literally looks like a Ferrari!”
The driver of the C8 Corvette is done recording his fuel stop and starts to pull out. We see the production taillights under the cloth camo and then the big surprise is revealed. “It’s leaving,” he says and then you can hear a distinct whistle sound coming from the car. “You hear that! You hear that! You hear that whistling?” he yells and then chuckles and says “he just scrapped” and the car pulls onto the road and heads out into the night.
Back in May, we featured another video of a younger guy who sees the C8 on the road and he also says “It looks like a Ferrari”. Yep, it looks like the C8 Corvette is sure to cause disruption in the supercar marketplace, especially when these “whistling” C8 Corvettes become available!
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