2020 Corvette Redesign To Debut July 18

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, Automotive Editor - April 12, 2019

It’s finally, officially happening.

The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive industry. For months, spy photos and video have captured the eight-generation Corvette in various stages of development even while General Motors refused to acknowledge its existence. Now, though, for the first time, the automaker is confirming the mid-engine Corvette is coming, and it’ll debut July 18.

Much of the information we have about the new C8 Corvette is speculative, based on rumors, patent filings, trademarks, and other murmurs of news in the ether. We don’t know what engine the base mid-engine car will use, though there’ve been rumors of hybrid and electric versions in development. A manual gearbox is unlikely at the beginning, and there could be a 1,000-horsepower version, too.

Pricing is rumored to be similar to the current C7 - affordable - with the base mid-engine C8 only getting a slight price increase over the base C7 that starts at $55,900. One fear that’s percolated about a mid-engine Corvette is that it would be expensive. While high-end Corvette models top six figures, the entry-level Corvette is still affordable when comparing the car to its competitors. It appears the C8 Corvette will retain the Corvette’s performance value, again punching far above its weight class in terms of performance.

One thing we know for sure is the last C7 Corvette - a black 2019 Z06 - will head to auction June 28 for charity, closing the chapter on the seventh-generation American sports car. There were rumors General Motors would continue producing the front-engine C7 Corvette alongside the mid-engine C8. However, that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a front-engine C8 Corvette in development, too.

We should learn more in the coming months with more details at its reveal.



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Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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