Could This Be The First Image Of The Mid-Engined C8 Corvette?


Let the debate begin.

We’ve known for quite some time that GM is developing a mid-engined high-performance V8-powered sports car that may or not be the next-generation Corvette. 'May not' as in it could turn out to be a Cadillac. At this point nothing is fully certain and we even asked Corvette engineering chief, Tadge Juechter, at Geneva last March about this subject. Of course he refused to comment. In any case, GM Inside News has just dug up something quite interesting: a possible leaked image of the C8 Corvette.

Before anyone goes completely ballistic here, here’s a bit of background: Katech, a developer of high-performance engines based in Michigan, may have accidently outed the C8’s engine on its website. Katech formerly developed engines for Corvette Racing, but GM later brought that development in-house. So is it fair to say Katech might have been called back for C8 engine development duty? Possible, simply because of this now removed image from the Katech website showing what appears to a drawing of a Corvette’s front hood. It’s clearly not the C7. What’s more, the name of the engine also appears, LT5, alongside the words: 2018+ Corvette ZR1/Zora.

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We know GM has already trademarked the Zora name, as well as ZR1. Another rumor also claims the C8 Corvette will debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Folks, this might turn out to be the clearest sign yet the C8 Corvette is going mid-engined.

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