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    Six 2020 Corvette Prototypes Spotted Departing The Nurburgring

    BY SERGIU TUDOSE | POSTED ONJULY 15, 2019
    We’re only a few days away from Chevrolet unveiling the all-new 2020 mid-engine Corvette, an event that you’ll be able to follow online via livestream.


    Proceedings will kick off on July 18 at 7:30 pm PDT / 10:30 pm EDT, and you can get in on the action using this link. Until then, the automaker is apparently calling for all hands to be on deck, as no fewer than six Corvette C8 prototypes were spotted recently departing their testing grounds at the Nurburgring.

    These prototypes, getting loaded onto a transport truck, are all heavily camouflaged and there aren’t any new visual cues for us to pick up on, especially since they are the exact same cars that had previously been scooped during track tests in Germany.

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    While largely the same as the current LT1 6.2-liter V8 from the C7, Chevrolet has apparently updated the unit’s active fuel management system and also made various valve improvements for the sake of refinement. In terms of power, it could produce somewhere between 480 and 500 horses, giving it a slight edge over the 460 HP currently offered up in the C7 Stingray Z51 and C7 Grand Sport models. As for torque, that should also go up from 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) to around 480 lb-ft (650 Nm).

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    Photo Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops
    Last edited by SheepDog; 07-15-2019, 09:32 AM.

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    Nice find! In the second photo you can see the car on the right has red competition seats and a red ring around the center of the wheel. Perhaps this wheel centerline will match whatever interior color you choose?

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    2020 C8 | 2LT | GKZ Torch Red | Z51 Performance Pckg | FE4 Mag Ride | J6F Red Caliper | C2Z Carbon Roof | AE4 Competition Seats | FA5 Carbon Interior | E60 Front Lift | ZZ3 Engine Appearance Pckg | 5ZU High Wing Spoiler | SPY Black Lug Nuts | 5JR Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps | VQK Front/Rear Splash Guards | RCC Red Engine Cover

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    • #3
      Great find ZoraC2!!! You have totally convinced me.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Wonder if they are going on an airplane to be at the reveal.
        There is a madness to my method!

        2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
        2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
        79 coupe Silver/oyster
        All one owner
        Museum lifetime members

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        • #5
          Thank you Sheepdog, No Plasboy I do not believe these cars are going to be flown to Tustin.These test cars are most likely tired The four reported cars headed to Tustin are on a Truck enroute.
          Looks as though , they are definitely leaving The Ring, hopefully with good OFFICIAL track times, something we did see with the C7. Could the test times be the next leak ??? Maybe GM will leak the track times. My prediction is 6 minutes 52 seconds. ??? Could there be a sub 7 minute track time??? Will GM make track times official??? I feel if GM does not with voiced pressure, then maybe the Track Times weren't as expected. Was there a TT version in that mix.?? A TT version in a Stingray Body?? May want to start a survey/ poll.
          Seeing the cars leaving the track sure raises a lot of questions for me.

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          • #6
            I keep laughing as I see the cars luggage on the rear of the vehicle...

            packing them up for summer camp...

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            • #7
              From Mark Reuss's facebook feed...Garage in Germany supposedly
              https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215304988955091&set=a.30595930859 20&type=3&theater

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