Chevrolet Corvette confirmed for July 18 debut

Yolanda Curtis
April 14, 2019

Like the many spy shots we've seen of the vehicle, this photo shows a prototype of the new Corvette C8 with camouflage-but this time, it's coming directly from General Motors.

The automaker also confirmed that the C8 Corvette's reveal will happen on July 18, 2019, meaning the past six decades of front-engined Corvettes will come to an end in a matter of months, unless of course Chevy expands the C8 Corvette range with a front-engined model.

You can check out Chevrolet.com for the latest official information.


Chevrolet tweeted a teaser of the eighth-generation Corvette on Thursday, and the prototype was actually driven through NY with General Motors CEO Mary Barra riding shotgun.

We believe the upcoming high-performance versions will use an all-new engine.

There's been a long-sustained rumor that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette would continue to sell alongside the mid-engined C8 Corvette for a spell.


The publication claims the powertrain will bump its power output to around 500hp (373kW), with the engine code to be renamed to "LT2" to signify its new location within the vehicle. Chevrolet calls this next-generation model "the most anticipated Corvette ever".

We've known for some time now, that the C8 Corvette will break tradition and go for a dual-clutch transmission instead of a manual or an automatic.

The price tag is expected to go between $60,000 and $70,000. A supercar positioned mid-engine V8, a naturally aspirated version on the entry-level model and a twin turbocharged version on what is now being called the C8 Z06.


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