On the track Nürburgring seen Chevrolet Corvette C8September 17, 2018
Foreign journalists were able to make “spy” photos as much as 3 prototypes of the American novelty. The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 confidently enters the turns of the legendary German race track Nürburgring. The official presentation of the sports car can take place in January next year.
A couple of hours ago, at the disposal of our car editorial were the so-called “spy” photos, which show test prototypes of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 with an average engine location. As reported by our foreign colleagues, who made these pictures, the American company tested at once 3 prototypes of its novelty. When you look closely at these cars, you can see that their appearance can already be called serial. It is noteworthy that, in addition to the prototypes of the new Chevrolet Corvette C8, the engineers of the brand brought the current generation of Corvette under the C7 index onto the track.
I must say that we had an excellent opportunity to compare the current performance of the model (C7) and the completely new one (C8).
The new generation of the sports car has a much wider rear end, as well as massive air intakes on the sides, the latter providing the necessary engine cooling. To my great regret, the rear window, behind which is the most powerful engine of the American novelty, is closed from an outsider’s eyes.
Why did they close the engine compartment? The matter is that while there are no exact data on what engine the new Chevrolet Corvette C8 will be equipped with. Insiders tell us that only 3 engines will be offered. As the initial version will perform the current 6.2-liter V8 with a power of 460 hp, the average will be a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder V8 at 650 hp, well, the most powerful will be a 2-turbine 5.5-liter V8, which develops a maximum power of 850 hp.
A recent “spyware” video shows us that the engineers of the American brand will offer for these engines an “automatic” with the 2nd clutch produced by Tremec. At the same time, it is impossible to exclude the possibility of appearance in the model of a modernized 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission from the Camaro model.