Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

GM to reveal next generate Corvette in July

GM to reveal next generate Corvette in July

The all-new, C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been given a reveal date. 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.

C8 is one of the worst kept industry secrets.

The auto was officially announced last night by GM CEO Mary Barra at the Siller Foundation charity event in New York City. According to vehicle and Driver, the first Corvette model to debut will be the "base" C8 Stingray, powered by a revised version of the current model's 6.2-litre V8.

Despite the announcement, we don't really know much more about the auto. And we're finally - finally! - going to see it this summer. Despite his attempts, GM never executed a mid-engine Corvette. Expect the new Corvette to cost around $62,000 to start, an increase of around $5000 compared to the C7 Stingray's starting price of $56,995. So, it won't be wildly more expensive. Corvettes haven't used DOHC engines since the short-lived ZR1 version of the C4 Corvette. Power levels have yet to be announced, but talk has been around 800HP, with a possible hybrid version developing 1,000HP to all four wheels.

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We've known for some time now, that the C8 Corvette will break tradition and go for a dual-clutch transmission instead of a manual or an automatic.

We'll have to hold our breath for another 3 months before we get confirmation on the final powertrain specifications.

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.

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