The long-awaited Corvette C8 will be introduced on July 18 as a 2021 model year car and will bring with it a complete redesign and rethink of the way Corvettes have been built in the past. Three engine options will be made available starting with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8, a mid-range twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 and a hybrid version of the same engine. Power outputs should range between 500 and 1,000 horsepower while all variants will have a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The hybrid will be all-wheel-drive thanks to two electric motors powering the front wheels while the other models will be RWD. Aside from the hybrid motor the biggest change is the move to a mid-engined layout. This should significantly improve handling abilities although practicality levels are likely to suffer as a result, not something most C8 buyers will be overly concerned about. Pricing details have yet to be released but we expect a 10 percent increase over the current generation-Corvette.