The new generation of the model will bring a number of changes, including a centrally located turbocharged V8 engine.
Corvette C7 is with us now 5 years. The car hasn’t grown old with its appearance, but it’s certain that Chevrolet is constantly working on a new generation that will make a big difference to the top sports car. Journalists of Car Lifestyle magazine prepared their vision of the new model on the basis of information and the latest spy photos.
A few days ago, automotive spies managed to photograph the new Corvette in a racing version. Unlike previous prototypes, this one has a significantly altered design, suggesting that Chevrolet has abandoned the development of a variant based on the current model and that the development of the new generation is already so advanced that the racing version will be launched with the successor of the Corvette C7.
The car will have a new design and a completely new chassis. Unlike its predecessors, the Corvette C8 will have a centrally located engine and a twin turbocharger. Leaks speak about a 4.2-litre V8 engine that will generate 650 hp. The drive will be transmitted to the rear axle via a 2-clutch automatic transmission or a classic 6-speed manual transmission.
It has been reported that in the future there will also be a more powerful version of the Corvette equipped with a 5.5-litre V8 engine with dual turbocharging and generating 850 hp of power. In the case of this model, customers are to receive only the automatic transmission. It is possible that this will be a new version of the top variety ZR1.
There is a theory that the C7 and C8 models will be offered by Chevrolet at the same time so that customers have the choice of whether they want a front engine or a centrally located one.
The new generation of Chevrolet Corvette is expected to appear early next year. The road version will most likely be presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in mid-January 2019.