What We Know About the Mid-Engine Corvette C8

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 | Glenwood Springs, CO

The upcoming mid-engine Corvette C8 has been shrouded in mystery—so much so that Chevy has not officially confirmed it, but we still know it is coming. We originally anticipated that it would debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a 2020 model, but GM Authority is reporting that electrical problems have delayed the debut of the Corvette C8, perhaps by as much as six months. (That also means we won’t see it at the New York International Auto Show this month, but we still believe it will debut this year as a 2020 model.)

So what do we know about the mid-engine Corvette C8? Unfortunately, not very much as of yet. Even the engine remains a mystery, though experts believe that it’ll like be a dual-overhead-camp V8 or perhaps an upgraded version of the Stingray’s V8. The News Wheel even posits that it could rely on an electric motor and/or come with an all-wheel drive platform.

By having the engine in the mid position rather than in the front (on a rear-wheel drive platform), Chevy will be able to improve the Corvette’s cornering, balance, and handling. This will make the Corvette competitive with rivals like the Porsche 911 and Ferrari 488.

Here at Mountain Chevrolet, we will let you know as soon as we learn new and interesting facts about the Corvette C8.