New images showing the upcoming mid-engine Corvette’s interior have surfaced.
Last we saw the upcoming Chevrolet C8 Corvette, it was broken down outside of a Michigan gas station waiting for a tow. Rumors reporting the C8 is still suffering from technical issues seemed to be confirmed, and the new mid-engine ‘Vette wouldn’t be revealed until later this summer at the absolute earliest. Production of the C8 was reported to be delayed to December as Chevy engineers worked out the kinks.
Now, new images have surfaced showing the inside of the Corvette, and even the test mules have the “check engine” light on.
You’ll have to wander on over to Autoblog to see the images, but they show a very distinctive steering wheel and if you look closely just behind it, you can make out the telltale red outline of a check engine signal.
Besides noting that even the test mules can’t putter around Detroit without having their engine signals flicker on, there are a few other notable things about the new Corvette’s cockpit. First and foremost the new steering wheel, which is both flat-bottomed and flat-topped. It also features downward-angled spokes on either side, giving it a unique flair.
On either side of the spokes are some pretty standard dials that control either the infotainment and phone or the car’s cruise control. Behind them are paddle shifters for the car’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and behind those a brand new configurable flat-screen instrument cluster showing tachometer, engine oil temperature, and g-forces.
On the right-hand side is a dedicated bank of warning lights, currently illuminating a problem with the car’s engine.
Scroll through a few images and you’ll eventually get to the car’s rearview mirror, which is more likely displaying a rearview camera. As the C8’s engine is in the back, seeing out the rearview is probably somewhat difficult, and that clear view is most likely the sight lines of a rearview camera.
Still no word on when the C8 will make a debut, but rumors are currently calling for some time at the end of August.