The latest renderings of the mid-engine Corvette offer a pristine view of the C8’s backside.
It’s hard to remember a car that has generated as much excitement as the upcoming mid-engine Corvette. Not even the Ford GT managed to create this much fervor, and we’re wondering if GM has plans to limit purchases of their latest supercar due to its certain popularity.
However, the next generation of Corvette is having a somewhat troubled birth. Recently we saw a C8 test mule stuck at a Michigan gas station, apparently the victim of some sort of engine failure. Rumors from late last year indicated that the C8 was suffering from issues with its electrical harness, and those rumors were later compounded with issues surrounding the C8’s structural integrity with its big V8 engine running at full tilt.
As a result, we’ve only seen the C8 covered in camouflage. It’s a little disappointing that we’ve seen the C8 wearing zebra-stripes for so long without GM even bothering to give us a look of the mid-engine ‘Vettes body, but no matter. We’ve got talented artists to give us a better-than-real-life look at the C8.
The latest comes courtesy of the Mid-Engine Corvette Forum (and by way of Motor1). User Chazcron has been hard at work taking spy photos from the net and turning them into true-to-life renderings that show precisely what the Corvette would look like if Chevy could just find it in their hearts to take off the camouflage.
This image is of the C8’s backside and shows us the new tail light design in all its glory. Also notable are the quad exhausts and their squared-off tips, as well as the massive vented discs inside the Corvette’s wheel.
Comparing these to recent spy photos reveals them to be pretty accurate, although Chazcron admits that there’s still some work to be done on the tail light housing. We think they look pretty darned good as is.
But we won’t know for sure how accurate they are for some time. The current scuttlebutt reports the C8 won’t take a bow until late August, with production beginning sometime in December.