While Corvette is a well-known manufacturer especially in the United States, the truth is that they have something that makes them unique – they have always placed the engine on their cars in the nose of the car. Besides, ever since 1955, Corvette has been using the V8 engine.
However, the truth is that using a mid-engine location in sports cars helps with the centralization of the mass in the center of the chassis. So, you can expect to have a more balanced handling, providing you with a more comfortable and enjoyable ride. This is one of the reasons why manufacturers like Lamborghini have been using this concept since the 1960s.
While building a mid-engine Corvette always seemed a great idea, only now GM decided to go forward with it with the new 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8.
2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Release Date
Such an important change in a manufacturer needs to have a proper debut. We believe that the new 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 will debut on the Detroit Auto Show in 2018 and will be available for sale later the same year.
2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Price
The truth is that no one has a clue about the price of the new 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8. While you may try to make a guess based on the other models, the truth is that this is an innovative car in all aspects so it’s really hard to make a prediction right now. If we need to say, we believe that the starting price shouldn’t be inferior to $80,000. Besides, we are also still missing a lot of important information that we believe will only be available in the near future. So, make sure that you keep following us.
2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Redesign and Changes
The reality is that there isn’t a lot that can be said about the new 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8. One of the things that have been having a lot of rumors is the platform that this new sports car is going to use. We have been reading that it will have its own platform and, up until this point, the 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 won’t be sharing it with any other model.
The truth is that we understand why GM is making all this such a big secret. The reality is that this is a huge step for the manufacturer. So, we will just need to wait and see what else we can find out. However, we promise to keep you updated.
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2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Specs
Again, there are only rumors about what we will be able to find under the hood of the new 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8. However, most of them seem to point in the same direction. So, we are hoping to see the 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 include, at its launch, some kind of version of the Chevrolet pushrod small-block engine, located right behind the passengers.
Probably one year later, we should see the 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 coming with a 32-valve V8 engine, a mid-engine revival of the original ZR-1 engine.
Somewhere in the future, we may still see some kind of hybrid powertrain so that GM can take advantage of their trademarked “E-Ray.”
2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Interior
Regarding the interior, we will need to wait and see. There aren’t any rumors pointing in a fixed direction. However, one thing is for sure. We truly believe that GM will make the 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 cabin stand out so it can compete with the most famous (and expensive) Italian supercars.