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  • Stray Mules in Public

    Hee Haw and Happy Thursday folks! Just 70 days until the next generation Corvette is revealed on 07.18.19! This was posted this morning at CorvetteBlogger and we wanted to share them here as well!

    Got a couple fun photos today to share as a couple more “stray mules” have been spied on the streets from the last 24 hours or so. These two C8 mid-engine Corvette prototypes were either driving off by themselves or were photographed by themselves while testing.

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    The first comes from the Corvette Forum’s ZERV02 who spotted this one outside the Milford Proving Grounds. He says if you work in the area, you are bound to see them coming and going. This pic made many do a double-take as it almost appears as if there is a rear defuser on the bottom of the C8’s rear fascia. It’s just a reflection though from ZERV02’s dash and windshield.

    The C8 prototype spotted here is really showing off its rear taillights and we also note that the rear wing spoiler is different once again from previous sightings. Are they continually testing different wing set-ups or is it just a planned misdirection by the team to keep us guessing? We’ll find out soon!

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    The second C8 sighting comes again from Corvette_Nut (who just happened to be taking a stroll when surprise!) who captures this great photo of a C8 mule in an undisclosed location. I stole his comment about the “Stray Mule” for this post as it seemed appropriate.

    We note that this prototype has the tall wing spoiler and there is something going on with the frunk where the vinyl camo appears to be showing more definition of the frunk’s hood (bonnet?). We can’t tell if it’s actually peeling back or what but something is going on there. This 3/4 view also gives a great view of the side scoop as well as the arches on the front and rear quarter panels.

    We’ll keep checking around as always and will bring you what we find. The next 70 days are going to be fun too so hang in there as it will all be worth the wait!
    Last edited by CorvetteBlogger; 05-09-2019, 10:43 AM.

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    Hmm, I haven't seen a single C8 mule in the wild, and yet Corvette Nut seems to bump into them routinely...

    It's a head-scratcher...
    Current Vettes:
    '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
    '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust - Ordered on 4-1-2014, 2000 Status on 4-10-2014, TPW 5-12-2014, Built on 5-16-2014, Picked-up at dealership on 5-30-2014
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    • #3
      I guess it all depends where you live and travel daily...

      i wouldnt expect to see a corvette c8 in my neck of the woods....

      around here we often see camoflauged volvos, bmws, minis, rolls royces and used to be mercedes....


      Id see a ton of them...even a few supras which were part of the bmw research and development team...

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      • #4
        Yeah, truth is I'm more jealous than surprised by my lack of luck, for the reasons you mentioned.
        Current Vettes:
        '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
        '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
        '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust - Ordered on 4-1-2014, 2000 Status on 4-10-2014, TPW 5-12-2014, Built on 5-16-2014, Picked-up at dealership on 5-30-2014
        "Delta t = 23"

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        • #5
          No stray mules seen in Oregon yet by anyone. Maybe I should pay Corvette_Nut to come visit us and find us some out here.
          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mobius View Post
            Hmm, I haven't seen a single C8 mule in the wild, and yet Corvette Nut seems to bump into them routinely...

            It's a head-scratcher...
            Yea. Great intelligence on wild mule times and locations across the country. Maybe he's trailing them, getting ready for the July 18 lasso roundup.
            Last edited by Boomer; 05-09-2019, 04:35 PM. Reason: spelling

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            • #7
              The second picture is actually mine! I wouldn't normally post, however corvette_nut is taking credit for the photo I took. Here are some other shots I took that day.

              In the first picture, you can see the daytime running lights and you get a clear view of the rear 3/4.

              Her is another rolling shot I grabbed with a little more distance.

              A couple things I noticed while chasing this bad boy for some time,
              The turn signals were not the entire tail light like previous generations, it is a small led strip located at the top of the tail light and it is sequential. the transmission is also extremely fast, it sounded like a dual clutch. The exhaust tone is like no other GM product, the sound is very exotic and I would be willing to bet that it is a flat plane crank.

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              • #8
                In the second picture it looks like the rear scoop door "wing" is missing. Makes more sense than having that wing jutting out from the door.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Corvettefanatic View Post
                  The second picture is actually mine! I wouldn't normally post, however corvette_nut is taking credit for the photo I took. Here are some other shots I took that day.

                  In the first picture, you can see the daytime running lights and you get a clear view of the rear 3/4.

                  Her is another rolling shot I grabbed with a little more distance.

                  A couple things I noticed while chasing this bad boy for some time,
                  The turn signals were not the entire tail light like previous generations, it is a small led strip located at the top of the tail light and it is sequential. the transmission is also extremely fast, it sounded like a dual clutch. The exhaust tone is like no other GM product, the sound is very exotic and I would be willing to bet that it is a flat plane crank.
                  Corvette Fanatic, none of the shots you reference are showing up in your post.
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                  Purchased 5/2/2015,
                  >33,000+ miles

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                  • #10
                    Sent you a PM with picture post DIY, or happy to help you myself — as I am sure would many others whose pictures you are seeing.
                    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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