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2020 C8 Corvette Mid-Engine Reveal today!


2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Debuts Today: Watch The Unveiling Live Here:  Click Here

Live coverage begins at 7:50 p.m. PDT and show begins at 8 p.m. PDT.

On Thursday, July 18, Chevrolet will debut the long-awaited, eighth-generation, midengine Corvette. We’ll be attending a media event to see the new ‘Vette in Southern California, and Chevy will broadcast the big unveiling live on the internet, so you can follow along with us.

The livestream will be shared on a special GM website (no login required), and starts at 7:30 p.m. PT. Chevy will also distribute the livestream through its various social media outlets.

“There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation,” Barry Engle, executive VP and president for GM in the Americas, said in a statement earlier this month. “We’re happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating live in California.”

The debut event will not be open to public attendance, but GM is planning to take the new Corvette on a tour of Chevy dealers across the US. Specific dates and locations are expected to be announced soon.

Like the rest of the world, we’re pretty stoked to see what Chevy has in store for the midengine C8 Corvette. Stay tuned for the full array of photos and information on Thursday, and in the meantime, check out our historical look back at the Corvette’s last seven generations.1

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C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Reveal!

Following the reveal, the Next Generation Chevrolet Corvette will embark on two nationwide dealership tours

The late Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Chevrolet Corvette, had a vision for a mid-engine Corvette. That vision will come to life the evening of July 18, 2019, in Orange County, California, and the world can watch the reveal via livestream from the comfort of their own homes.

The livestream opens at 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT on July 18 and can be accessed through, which also will be sent out on Chevrolet’s social media channels. The stream will include Corvette video footage, a hosted preshow and the reveal presentation. It will be available for viewing across the globe, in all seven continents.

“There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation. We’re happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating live in California,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, the Americas, GM. “Viewers will hear directly from Chevrolet leadership, engineering and some special guests about the highlights and background of this first mid-engine Corvette.”

Following the reveal, the Next Generation Corvette will hit the road for two national dealership tours that will include vehicle specialists and numerous interactive displays. At these events, Chevy dealers will host customers to showcase the new mid-engine supercar, display customizable parts (seats, wheels, accessories, etc.) and teach people how they can personalize their own Corvette.

“With all the excitement around this vehicle, we don’t want people to have to wait to experience it in person,” said Engle. “Our national tours will bring the Next Generation car right to our customers’ local Chevrolet dealership, where they can start imagining themselves in their very own personalized mid-engine Corvette.”

The tours will begin on the East and West Coasts and stop at more than 125 select dealerships across the U.S. starting after the reveal and extending through early 2020. Tour dates and cities will be available starting on July 19.


Car and Driver Renders the Mid-Engine C8 Corvette for the May 2018 Issue

I have mixed feelings and it just doesn’t feel right for me…. What about you?

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

“Our friends at Car and Driver Magazine have rendered the mid-engine C8 Corvette for the May 2018 Issue which features the article “25 Cars Worth Waiting For”. The accompanying article also features a couple more renders which we have below.

The article is written by Daniel Pund who lays out the various engines and equipment that Car and Driver thinks will be available on the forthcoming C8 Corvette. Most of this info has already been speculated and written about, but we’ll share a couple of the nuggets available from the text.

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

The conventional wisdom is that an upgraded LT1 with 500-hp will be the base motor and its inclusion in the line-up helps to keep costs down. Two optional motors will come afterward, a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter DOHC V8 engine capable of 600-hp and a 8000+ rpm redline will fall into the middle of the lineup while a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 will make around 800 horsepower will serve as the top level engine.

But wait, there’s more!!

Within a couple of years following the introduction, Car and Driver says the C8 will offer hybrid power with the addition of a 200-hp electric motor packaged in the front to turn the front wheels and providing at or near 1,000 horsepower total.

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

Car and Driver also proclaims the clutch pedal and manual transmission is dead for the C8 and in its place, Chevy is working with Tremec to develop a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Finally, what we thought may be a feature of the C7 ZR1 is the active aerodynamics which includes a rear power-operated spoiler while up front, Chevrolet will utilize a front axle lift system to change the angle of the Corvette and its front aerodynamics based on the car’s speed.

The May 2018 cover and the full article were posted on the Corvette Forum so check it out here. “