This is our first proper look at the upcoming next-generation Corvette, as a test car showed up at the Nurburgring without wearing the black covers previously applied.
The car remains covered in a full-body wrap but it’s the first time we get to see a lot of design details of the mid-engined Corvette.
Where do we start? The front end appears really sharp and aggressive, with the bumpers giving us a Lamborghini vibe while the headlights seem to adopt a curvy L-shape that follows the lines of the bonnet.
The highlight on the sides is, of course, that massive air scoops for the engine bay while it appears there are a few character lines present for a more muscular shape. It looks clean and dynamic, but with the camo on it’s risky to jump on conclusions.
The rear end tries to throw us off with the use of Camaro taillights instead of the finished items. The rear window over the engine is accompanied by two sets of air outlets while underneath the lights there’s also another pair of them. Also, notice the shape of the small fixed wing.
In the latest batch of photos that we received today, we also got a peek inside, but the dashboard was too heavily covered to make out any details.
There have been reports talking about the new Corvette using a range of active aero elements, as well as focusing on lightweight materials, including aluminum, carbon fiber, magnesium and of course fiberglass.
The engine range will include a few options, starting with an upgraded version of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that is said to produce around 500hp.
Many unconfirmed rumors also talk about Chevy adding a new flat-plane crank V8 that’s going to be offered in both naturally aspirated and twin-turbo guises. The same rumors say that the former could offer as much as 600hp, while the twin-turbo version will push close to 800hp.
Chevrolet, however, won’t stop there as they’re also planning on combining the aforementioned twin-turbo V8 with a front-mounted 200hp electric motor, making the C8 Corvette a 1000hp all-wheel-drive beast.