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New Wheels Spotted On Recent Mid-Engine Corvette Videos

General Motors announced on Thursday, April 25 it is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Green (Kentucky) Assembly plant to support production of the Next Generation Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18, 2019.

There’s a new set of wheels adorning the axles of the mid-engine Corvette in the latest spy videos.

We’re barreling towards the day when General Motors will finally take the cover off the upcoming C8 Corvette. The next-gen ‘Vette will be totally redesigned in mid-engine configuration for the first time since a prototype developed in the ‘60s, and we’re all itching to see what it’ll look like.

Well, not really. Y’see, there’s been plenty of spy photos taken that show the mid-engine Corvette from every angle, and the camouflage vinyl doesn’t really do much to hide the C8’s intimidating lines.

That said, the specifics of the car are still shrouded in mystery. For example, we still don’t know what wheels it’ll have.

The latest official photos provided when GM announced that they’d add a bunch of jobs ot the Kentucky factory that makes the Corvette showed that the car would have darkly-colored wheels with a 10-spoke design shaped like a star. That seemed like a fine option that would set it apart from the competition, but not there are a few new videos that should the Corvette wearing very different wheels.

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From the Corvette Nut YouTube channel comes three videos where at least one of the C8s is wearing a set of lightly-colored wheels that seem to have solid spokes instead of hollow ones. It’s hard to tell for certain since the wheels are in motion, but they seem to be a set of 5-spokes in solid grey more reminiscent of the Corvette’s older wheel designs.

These wheels could just be whatever Chevy had lying on the shelf--these are prototype vehicles, after all--but they might also be available options when the new C8 launches later this year.

We’ll find out more when the C8-gen Corvette takes a bow on July 18th, 2019.

(Source: Mid-Engine Corvette Forum, Motor1)

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