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Everything You Need To Know About The Chevrolet C8 Corvette's Live Debut

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Let the countdown begin.

It's been a long and arduous wait, but the C8 Corvette is nearly here. On July 18th, the much-anticipated mid-engine supercar will make its world debut – that's just over a week away from now. While we've known the reveal date for a while now, we now know the specific time when the covers will be pulled off the C8 Corvette.

Chevrolet has confirmed that the C8 Corvette's reveal will take place in Orange County, California, and you'll be able to watch it online from the comfort of your home on a live stream. The live stream will start at 7:30 pm PDT/10:30 pm EDT on July 18th and can be accessed through media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette. According to Chevrolet, the stream will include Corvette video footage, a hosted preshow, and the reveal presentation, and will be viewable worldwide in all seven continents.

"There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation. We're happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating live in California," said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president at GM. "Viewers will hear directly from Chevrolet leadership, engineering and some special guests about the highlights and background of this first mid-engine Corvette."

Following the reveal, the next-generation Corvette will hit the road for two national dealership tours that will include vehicle specialists and numerous interactive displays. At these events, Chevy dealers will showcase the new mid-engine supercar, display customizable parts (seats, wheels, accessories, etc.) and teach people how they can personalize their own Corvette.

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"With all the excitement around this vehicle, we don't want people to have to wait to experience it in person," said Engle. "Our national tours will bring the Next Generation car right to our customers' local Chevrolet dealership, where they can start imagining themselves in their very own personalized mid-engine Corvette."

The tours will begin on the East and West Coasts and stop at more than 125 select dealerships across the US starting after the reveal and extending through early 2020. Tour dates and cities will be available starting on July 19th. Just before the debut, a photo of the C8 Corvette's rear recently leaked online, as have the powertrain details. Don't be surprised if more leaks happen between now and the car's official reveal.