[PICS] C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include a Miniature Clay Model and an Engineering Prototype

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[PICS] C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype


The National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration officially gets underway today in Bowling Green. With everyone focused on the 2020 Corvette, the NCM was able to display several artifacts from the Corvette Team.

We found the new displays while walking through the collection. The first came up in the “Design” section and it is a miniture replica clay model of the C8 Corvette was created for testing in the wind tunnel:

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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype


This C8 engineering prototype can be found in the NCC Skydome. The car was built in 2018 to test the LT2 V8 engine. The display board says that a special exhaust system allowed the engineers to conduct a variety of tests on the car. Once the car was revealed in July, the camo was removed which revealed this multi-colored Stingray underneth:

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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype



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    C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include Miniture Clay Model and a Engineering Prototype

The engineering cars have always fascinated me due to their (usually) hand-built construction as well as some of the specialty items like this exhaust that are used for development. Hopefully, GM will be able to keep a couple of these mules around to share with later generations.


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Photos by Keith Cornett

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Any intel as to how long these displays will be present, or will they be there only for the meet?

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