The current Corvette has been released back in 2013 so it isn’t that old. However, not many people know the current C7 is nothing more than a placeholder for the upcoming C8. In fact, Chevrolet was readying an entirely different car before the economic crisis of 2009. While this isn’t the official statement, it is quite clear if we look at the C6 and the C7 which are nearly identical in terms of drivetrain. Things are about to change though. Even though GM still didn’t say much about the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, the car has been spied testing ever since 2015.
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The interesting part is that it will not be like all of its predecessors. Instead, the upcoming C8 will be the first production Corvette to feature a mid-mounted engine. Even though this may sound unusual, let’s not forget the first prototypes for the Corvette were using the same engine layout.
The upcoming C8 will be based on a new platform but the specifics are still unknown.
The prototypes spied up until a few months ago were all using the cabin from a current C7 with different front and rear ends
These prototypes were even using body-panels from GM’s other cars. However, as expected, these were only used for development purposes. A short while ago the car has been spied with its production body and it looks impressive even though it was heavily camouflaged.
It seems the production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will be roughly the same size as the current model. However, the car will be lower and wider and it will also feature a longer wheelbase.
On top of that, thanks to an open door on the prototype, it looks like the C8 might feature some time of carbon-fiber tub.
This has yet to be confirmed but it would definitely allow the C8 to compete with the best on the market. Thanks to the new platform the car’s unusual running gear will be forfeited in the favor of a much better Coilover suspension setup.
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Exterior and Interior
It looks like the 2019 Corvette is going to be quite a bit more striking than the ongoing model. Even though the car was heavily camouflaged, it is clear it has the same proportions as a supercar.
It isn’t any taller than a Huracan and it looks to be roughly the same size as well. Also, unlike Chevrolet’s other cars, the Corvette is expected to get its own styling scheme which would allow it to compete in a much higher class.
The car’s mid-engine is also obvious from the spy shots but it looks like there aren’t any aggressive aerodynamic features which likely suggests active aerodynamics.
Another interesting thing about the car is the lack of carbon ceramic brakes on any of the development mules
This is likely because GM will release just the base version of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette at first. The interior of the car is more than likely going to be similar to its predecessor.
Expect it to boast just two seats and roughly the same features as most other cars priced from around $100,000. We only hope the quality of the materials used inside the cabin is going to increase over its predecessor.
Engine and Specs of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette
One of the biggest unknown factors about the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is its engine. There are plenty of rumors hovering around the internet.
Some suggest a massively powerful twin-turbo V8 while others suggest hybrid engines. The truth is somewhere in the middle. We all know that GM renewed the trademark for their LT5 engine not that long ago.
We also know they have been working on a lightweight engine for a while now. It looks like the C8 might, in fact, feature the successor of GM’s last DOHC V8 from the C4 Corvette.
This engine is likely going to be a 5.0 to 7.0 liter naturally aspirated DOHC V8. Its output is still unknown and its displacement has yet to be confirmed.
Most rumors suggest a 6.2-liter engine capable of producing north of 600 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in its range-topping tune
If this is the case then the Corvette should easily be able to match its European rivals in terms of performance while offering far better value for money.
Release and Price
We expect the new Corvette next year as a model for 2019. The information is very scarce, so the price of the new model is unknown to us. We assume that the basic version will be around $80,000, along with strength and price will grow.
|2017 Model||MSRP from|
|Chevrolet Corvette C7||$55,500|
|Dodge Viper SRT||$88,000|
We will list the most important rivals below in the text. Good luck 2019 Corvette …
- Porsche 911
- Porsche 718 Cayman
- Audi R8
- Jaguar F-Type
- Ferrari 488GTB
- Lamborghini Huracan LP-610-4
- Dodge Viper SRT
- Nissan GT-R