The mid-engine Corvette has once again been spotted at the Nurburgring ahead of its debut on July 18th.
We know from previous videos that the C8-gen Corvette will have extensive testing under its belt at Germany’s Nurburgring, and now we’re finding out that not two weeks from the C8’s reveal, Chevy engineers are still at the Nurburgring testing their latest supercar.
There have been rumors of technical issues that have delayed the C8’s production until later this year, so we can see why there would still be testing being performed even this close to the mid-engine Corvette’s unveiling. That said, none of that testing needed to be performed at the Nurburgring, so we’re not sure why the C8 is still on a German vacation.
Thanks to YouTuber CarSpotterQVS, we get a great look at a pair of C8s as they arrive at a gas station just outside the famous test track. We’re given some fantastic close-ups of the car’s interior and quad square-tipped exhaust, as well as its big brakes and Michelin tires.
On the inside, we’re shown the C8’s instrument cluster, which is actually a single flat panel that seems to stretch the entire width of the driver’s side of the car. Sparco racing seats are likely not what will be on the production version, but it’s a good sign for a possible upgrade option.
Note that up close, the C8’s headlights have a set of tiny LEDs right next to them. We’re not sure what purpose those serve or if they’re just part of the Corvette’s elaborate camouflage.
We’ll find out on July 18th of course, which we expect to also be the Corvette’s Nurburgring lap time, based on a previous teaser video. The previous C7-gen Corvette never set a published lap time at The Ring, so it looks like this time Corvette engineers are looking to get a lap out of the way early.
Rumors still point to a 6.2-L V8 powering the base version of the C8 Corvette, but later iterations should have twin-turbos and even a hybrid system with over 1,000 horsepower. We’ll find out more in a few weeks, but in the meantime, we hope this whets your appetite.