[SPIED] C8 Corvette Prototypes Caught on Video With a Nice Exhaust Note on Takeoff


[SPIED] C8 Corvette Prototypes Caught on Video With a Nice Exhaust Note on Takeoff

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The Fast Lane (TFL) had a video submitted to them showing the C8 Corvette prototypes in Colorado. Just two days ago we learned that an engineering team was in the Rockies for some high-altitude testing and these could be from the same group.

A still photo shows a camouflaged and heavily-cladded C8 Corvette prototype with corner-mounted exhaust and then from the video we learn that there were two prototypes together with an Accelerate Yellow C8 Stingray. The driver of one of the prototypes gives us a pretty good opportunity to hear the exhaust note once the stoplight turns green.

[SPIED] C8 Corvette Prototypes Caught on Video With a Nice Exhaust Note on Takeoff

As they are rolling up to the stoplight, one of the guys who took the video yells “its electric!” and we think we see one of those orange testing cables coming out the rear left corner of the lead prototype. We are also having trouble discerning exactly how that exhaust is mounted to the car. It looks to me as its center-mounted, but again very hard to be absolutely sure.

In the TFL video, Roman and Andre discuss whether they are actually hearing a turbo V6 instead of a V8, and there is some discussion on if these could be the E-Ray prototypes as well. We are pretty confident that this is the 5.5L 32-valve DOHC LT6 V8 that has been undergoing engine development as the engine in the C8.R race car, and the fact remains that whatever is under the hood sounds very different from any previous Corvette ever put into production.

What are your thoughts on this video and what do you think is powering that lead prototype? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. A V-6 Corvette?? Blasphemy at the highest level! What’s next, a Corvette SUV? Note to design people – With the few remaining years for the ICE (internal combustion engine for you Mustang guys), let’s not monkey around with a 6-cylinder. We’re still trying to absorb the trauma of moving the engine to the middle of the car.

  2. A V6? People will say anything to stir the pot???? He forgot to mention it’s a manuel too.

  3. It would be disappointing to go backwards to a V6. Adding 2 motors to the front wheels does not sacrifice any engine compartment space and the V8 is already a proven engine. You think the Z06 fans are getting butt hurt because a V8 with 2 electric motors will beat the prospective Z06? I’m on the list for what everyone calls the E-Ray, but will def drop my plans if they drop in a V6

  4. I live in Golden Colorado and saw these exact cars earlier this morning… the test car is definitely rocking a flat plane crank V-8 and it sounded B-E-Autiful as it drove by. GM did their homework with this one and I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  5. No way that’s a V6. The sound is from a flat-plane crank motor. That is an engine not used for any of the others, except the C8.R.

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