A reader sent us this video taken last week that shows two C8 Corvette prototypes riding the back of a transporter under the cover of darkness in New Mexico.
Since the reveal of the 2020 Corvette Stingrays in July, we’ve seen two different sets of prototypes that are still wearing the pre-reveal camouflage. The first are the mules that we call the “Hybrid C8s” because of the electrical plugins that are exposed through the body panels. GM put out a statement saying these are not hybrids, only early pre-production C8 Corvettes. The second group of spied prototypes are those that we believe are the C8 Z06s. When they were spotted just three weeks ago, they were wearing funky wheel covers and sounding like a flat-plane-crank race car.
We’re not exactly sure which group of prototypes that these two C8s fall under, but it does look like the mules are on the way out to GM’s Yuma Proving Grounds where that other group of Z06s was recently spied.
Here’s what Jim says from his encounter with the mules:
I was in Albuquerque, NM on business last Thursday night (30 Jan) and jumped on I-25 South on the North side of town. As I merged, I saw this car hauler with two C8 test mules on board; the front one has the Z51 wing. Not sure what they are as it was dark but curious they’re still wrapped in the “pre-reveal” camo. I was only able to stay with them a few miles before they exited onto I-40 West, headed most likely to Arizona…I seem to remember GM having a test facility out there.
I was recently asked when I thought the C8 Corvette Z06s would be available and my thinking is that they will be a 2022 model which of course means they will be introduced next year.
Thanks Jim for sharing this video!
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