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Motor1 On ME’s Near Reveal

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  • Motor1 On ME’s Near Reveal

    Originally posted by Motor1
    Mid-Engined Chevy Corvette Caught In Most Revealing Spy Shots Yet

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    The once elusive mid-engined 'Vette is not shy to pose for the camera.

    Here’s a morsel of Americana for this Labor Day holiday in the States. Chevrolet isn’t taking time off to cook hot dogs – it’s pulling heavy camo covers off the much anticipated mid-engine Corvette and turning laps at the Nürburgring. We last saw the new supercar about a month ago in racing trim, revealing the big side intakes and swooping nose. It wasn’t entirely clear if the striking shape was all Corvette or still wearing some clever coverings, but this new batch of photos of what appears to be a road-going version has a similar pair of side intakes, though slightly less aggressive.

    The latest on the mid-engine 'Vette:

    Zooming in a bit closer on the sides, we can see those gaping intakes better than the previous spy shots showing the C8.R, unencumbered by the hardcore body kit that car was wearing. They still don’t seem to blend with the body very well up near the beltline, so it’s still possible these intakes could at least be exaggerated a bit by some bolt-on camo. The wide side mirrors could be production spec though, and the edgy body lines aren’t out-of-line with what we see on the current C7 model.
    The new photos certainly give us the best look yet of this C8 supercar, especially at the rear showing the engine cover and quad exhaust outlets. It’s possible that engine cover is still a placeholder for the real deal, and the taillights could still be pre-production as well. Still, with the heavy covers removed the new C8 definitely has a recognizable backside that shows Corvette lineage with the general shape of the fascia. It's a little less iconic up front, where we can't help but see shades of the Ferrari 360 underneath that camo wrap. Those headlights could be placeholders too, so we're very interested to see what Chevrolet has in store to make its mid-engine Corvette stand out in a crowd of ever-increasing mid-engine supercars.

    As for what’s under that rear engine cover, we can’t say for certain obviously but all the rumors point to a range of V8 engines, starting with a familiar 6.2-liter mill making 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts) and ending with an 850 hp (634 kW) twin-turbo monster. Given the rather modest appearance of this prototype, we’d guess it’s naturally aspirated.

    The latest word is that production could begin on the new Corvette a year from now, in September 2019.

    Source: CarPix
    https://www.motor1.com/news/264526/m...ette-best-spy/
    Last edited by John; 09-03-2018, 10:53 AM.
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    Do we think the "base" engine will be 525 HP at least?
    Last edited by WWR; 09-07-2018, 10:16 AM.

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    • #3
      Good question for us to think about. Thanks WWR.

      I personally do not think so, just super hoping for any number starting with a “5.” Even that is not assured. However, for sake of discussion, let us wildly guess (without anything to base it on), that it has “just” 475 HP. That still would 25 more HP than a $120,700 Porsche 911 GTS starts at.

      Even with “just” 475, the 2020 ME’s acceleration is going to approach that of the C7 Z06 7M, might even tie, its 0 to 60 time of 3.2 seconds.

      Again, do I wish that the ME Corvette has 500+ HP, absolutely.
      Last edited by John; 09-07-2018, 10:27 AM.
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      • #4
        Whatever the naturally aspirated LT1 engine might be in hp, I hope it incorporates dual injection (both direct and port injection) and has GM's new "Dynamic Fuel Management" system as opposed to the cylinder deactivation in Economy mode on our current C7's!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by whl3 View Post
          Whatever the naturally aspirated LT1 engine might be in hp, I hope it incorporates dual injection (both direct and port injection) and has GM's new "Dynamic Fuel Management" system as opposed to the cylinder deactivation in Economy mode on our current C7's!
          ​​​​We hope whl3 that you are correct that the revised LT1+ has both direct and port injection. We are learning that there are some “enhancements” to the LT1+ motor, but do not have any idea yet what they might be.

          Sure hope it is “dual injection” and better thermal management that GM just debuted in its Tri-Power motor and more.
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          • #6
            So none of the little birdies are doing any whispering on the motor.
            Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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            • #7
              Dodges hemi in the $40 grand challenger scat pack is 485 hp.

              Ford mustang bullet has 480 hp. Gm has to up its game on the c8 lt1 derived v8 to 500 ponies.

              otherwise many will hold back. Imo

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              • #8
                520 is the number. Just call me Nostradamus.

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                • #9
                  I hope you are spot on..
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