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  • Mid Engine Press Release from SEMA today

    While there isn't really anything we did not know already, it is interesting that SEMA released this today. The images are also ones we have seen before.

    SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 9, February 28, 2019


    Spy Shots—2020 Mid-Engine Corvette

    Here is the latest prototype of the mid-engine Corvette, with photos of the production headlights, taillights, "Batwing" and other details that we haven't seen before.

    The all-LED headlight cluster appears to house a multi-matrix LED configuration for the primary lighting unit. A white accent strip (orange when turning) resides at the top of the headlight cluster.

    Things get even more interesting out back, as we get our first look at the production-intent taillights. The overall design direction of the taillights is highly reminiscent of the current C7 Corvette—with a taillight element featuring two vertical bars connecting a horizontal one. That pattern repeats four times on the rear end—twice on the driver's side and twice on the passenger side—much like on the C7 today. We also captured the dynamic turn indicator sequence, which commences inboard and progresses outboard, toward the edge of the vehicle.

    This particular tester also appears to have a rather aggressive front fascia, but we believe that this is because it's not wearing part of the front bumper cover, but that could also just be the camo playing tricks.

    Official debut expected in late 2019 or first quarter 2020.
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    Photo Credit Brian Williams, SpiedBilde
    Last edited by [email protected]; 02-28-2019, 06:12 PM.
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  • #2
    Cool to read,..thanks

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    • #3
      Thank you [email protected] Photography. As you pointed out, today’s release of this information by SEMA has very interesting timing. Thank you!
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      • #4
        Thank you Jeff. Good question, why release this today? I do not think we will ever get an answer. Could it be as simple as SEMA realizes that there are over six months before the next show, that the C8 is getting tremendous press from/in every aspect of automedia who writes about it, and so they wanted to share some C8 news even if older.

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        • #5
          On that first image, how is that a car from manufacture can be so close to ground? Right after the front wheel, it's almost touching the ground. or daily drive you can not go over anu street bumps and not breaking something so close to the ground.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Z_Rocks View Post
            On that first image, how is that a car from manufacture can be so close to ground? Right after the front wheel, it's almost touching the ground. or daily drive you can not go over anu street bumps and not breaking something so close to the ground.
            A couple of possibilities for the appearance of being close to the ground: the car may have been entering a turn at speed or braking as entering the turn, shifting the weight; the picture was probably taken with a telephoto which distorts and compresses visual relationships as compared to what they actually are.
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            • #7
              Good analysis Jeff. I think you are right.

              But in the way out suppositions, maybe the car has the oft rumored front axle list system (FALS) combined with the GM patent active front aero, so the driver could care less about such things (to a point) with the knowledge that when the front corner gets within X inches of the ground, the front end corner’s shock prevents further compression?

              Again I think Jeff’s thoughts are much more probable than is the FALS coupled with active aero, but we never know what GM is now testing for future models with its 13 patents that could individually become C8 components.

              https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-c8-me-patents
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