- JHKeymasterMay 4, 2018 at 10:46 amPost count: 9
Outspoken Chevy employee spills beans on first mid-engined Corvette supercar
Nate Chandler, of Van Bortel Chevrolet in New York, recently attended a dealer function in Las Vegas, and what he purportedly saw will likely pique the interest of Corvette lovers around the world.“I just left the General Session presentation by GM/Chevy at the “Find New Roads” Dealer’s Conference at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas,” he said in a post to Corvetteforum.com this week.
“We got a glimpse of the C8 Corvette. It is coming. GM called it a super car. The 2 pictures we saw showed very little, but I’m thrilled to share I caught a glimpse of the production car. It definitely looked mid-engined.”
Marking a move that will position it closer to European competitors including the Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 720S, Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan, the next Corvette’s adoption of a mid-mounted V8 has been the subject of persistent rumours since 2015.In even better news for Australians, the C8 Corvette will fulfil Holden’s promise to release a rear-wheel drive V8 sports car following the axing of its homegrown Commodore V8 last year, albeit at a significantly higher price.Thanks Terry!
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