C8 Chevrolet Corvette coming July 18

Doris Richards
April 14, 2019

She arrived at the event in the new auto with Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter. Chevrolet announced it would auction the final production front-engined Corvette, a black 2019 Z06, at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in CT on June 28.

And General Motors has a big change in store for the eighth generation Corvette being revealed July 18. Since then, the C8 has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, with numerous spy shots, leaks, and almost-official information coming across our desks. The head of General Motors arrived a camouflaged C8 Corvette, driven by no other than chief engineer - Tadge Juechter.

The C8 will be entering production in the latter part of the year and the first model will be the base Stingray. Corvettes haven't used DOHC engines since the short-lived ZR1 version of the C4 Corvette.

There's been a long-sustained rumor that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette would continue to sell alongside the mid-engined C8 Corvette for a spell. The engine will also be renamed LT2 to reflect its new location in the vehicle. A supercar positioned mid-engine V8, a naturally aspirated version on the entry-level model and a twin turbocharged version on what is now being called the C8 Z06.

Additionally, Car and Driver reports the sole transmission option will be a seven-speed automatic supplied by Tremec - goodbye manual, it seems.

Last we heard, the midengine Corvette was delayed due to its electrical system not being up to snuff. Chevrolet calls this next-generation model "the most anticipated Corvette ever".

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