It's the clearest look we've ever had at Chevy's new supercar.
The 18th of July, 2019 is the most important date for the fans of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 as that is the day the mid-engined version of the famous American supercar is planned to debut.
However, true fans of the nameplate were given a huge treat during the last day of the Michelin NCM Bash. At the National Corvette Museum circular driveway, the still heavily-camouflaged Corvette C8 made a quick drive-by, satisfying the eyes of the present fans.
When we use the word "quick", we not joking as it only took less than a minute to showcase. That might sound like a cheap attempt to increase marketing exposure, but it really isn't. The NCM Bash is a major event for die hard Corvette fans, so to bring a prototype of the highly anticipated C8, even if it's just for a brief moment, is a gesture of gratitude on GM's part.
In the video above you can see that the 'Vette fanatics were already present at the roundabout as the C8 approaches. That's because according to the corvetteblogger.com, word got out during the event that the Corvette C8 would indeed make a surprise appearance at the said event at around 12 noon.
Gallery: Mid-engined C8 Corvette at National Corvette Museum event
Our friends from MidEngineCorvetteForum.com were also on hand for the event, and they came fully prepared to capture the supercar on camera. The high-resolution photo gallery above comes to us courtesy of the forum and Craig Marcho, and it's easily the most detailed look we've had of the car so far. We also suggest jumping over to the forum for additional images.
Unfortunately, it appears Chevrolet was expecting more than a few cameras, as this particular prototype is rife with false body panels beneath the camouflage coverings, especially along the sides. The side vents are exaggerated, but this close look does suggest the C8's nose sits lower to the ground and comes to more of a point in the middle.
There's not much official information about the C8 as of this moment, but it is speculated that Chevy will use a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 producing upwards of 460 bhp. That makes a lot of sense considering the solid exhaust note that car has made.
As mentioned, the Corvette C8 is set to be launched on July 18, 2019. The bulk of the details will be revealed on that date but for now, keep your eyes peeled for more information about the upcoming supercar as much as we do.