Here is an interesting sighting of four C8 Corvettes prototypes spied at Mt. Evans in Colorado with the photos coming from a new user named Mtb_ck on the CorvetteForum.com.
All are wearing the vinyl camo but each has some additional connections poking through the front and rear quarter-panels that have Corvette enthusiasts thinking a hybrid may be in the works.
You can see the connections in this close-up photo. The switch on the right shows a turn to switch on, but the other looks like an electrical bus connector. I don’t think we’ve seen anything previously like this on other mules. There also appears to be a second red-handled “turn to switch on” on the driver’s side rear quarter panels.
The photographer said the following about these Corvettes when he posted the photos to the forum:
New to the forum and thought I’d post a tantalizing quartet of 4 Unicorns. Perhaps the rumored C8 Hybrid test sleds out for a romp on Mt Evans. My photos are from last week in Idaho Springs. Initially, passed a single example and “went full 8 year-old” darling wife, “Pull over!! pull over!!!…” Later, after lunch, passing the same spot the singleton turned into 4.
Two of the members also provided some interesting feedback. The VIN on one of the mules reads “1G1YC2D73MX7685EX” to which radrace19 replied that makes it a 2021 model. Jeff V went further, saying “Different engine too. 2020 LT2 is 4 in the VIN. These look like they have an engine code of 7. The model code is YC rather than Y7 (base) or Y8 (Z51).
The plugs could be for easy access to the Corvette’s battery(s) while the off/on switches could be some kind of safety feature for the car. It’s because we haven’t seen them like this before that has us wondering if there is more to it than that explanation.
If you have any ideas at what we are looking at, hit us up in the comment section below!
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