We have a juicy new spy shot video that show what we presume to be the new mid-engine Corvette C8.R. The car is shown in a highly camouflaged black and white livery aggressively negotiating the corners of the 3.74 mile Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida.
The racing version of the new 8th Generation Corvette, seems to mirror other highly camouflaged public sightings over the past 12+ months. After viewing the video, one can quickly make out that the sound the Corvette C8.R makes doesn’t resemble the typical V8 roar that Corvette enthusiasts are accustom to. Instead we hear a drone that of which you can expect to hear from a Ferrari or even the V6 Twin-Turbo powered Ford GT.
After rumors swirled that the production version of the C8 would be offered in several different packages, all expected to include V8 power, with some combination of either twin turbo, or hybrid technology, this is certainly telling of what might be to come. If the power plant of the mid-engine C8 Corvette is indeed offered only as a V6 power plant, it will certainly be a culture shock to all that support what we’ve come to know as traditional V8 American Muscle. Typically, The racing version uses a different engine than its production car counterpart, and that could be the case in this instance as well. We’ll have to wait and see, as Chevrolet has not yet even acknowledged that the Corvette C8 even exists. Until then, we’ll keep our eyes and our ears open!
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