Mid Engine Corvette: Release Date, Specifications And Price
The Mid Engine Corvette is more awaited then another car in the market. Many things are revealed about it, and today I am going to talk about it. For those who don’t know, it all begins with the year 1964 by Zora Arkus-Duntov. This man is called the father of the Corvette because of what he did for it. He built the XP-819, a mid-engined vision of what the Corvette could be. Many prototypes were made for 50 years, and now the wait has ended as we will see it in action. We got the first glimpse of this car back in 2016 and after that many photos and videos were popping up which blew everyone’s mind. Moreover, this Corvette will be the most hardcore Corvette ever, and it is Chevy’s reply to other cars from the European market like the McLaren 720S, Ferrari F8 Tributo and American competitors like Ford GT.
There aren’t that many things leaked about its exterior, but there could be a Targa top but expect a departure from the current design language, outside of proportions. Moreover, there is some photo which shows that it will have some changes to it and will keep its signature sporty shape. There are reports that this car will come with three engine options. The first will be a 6.2-liter V8 which produces somewhere around 460 horsepower. Also, the reports hint towards a new twin-turbo overhead-cam V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, possibly producing 650 hp (485 kW). The top model of Corvette will be a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with up to 850 hp (634 kW) is likely. Some say that it will have 1,000-hp (745-kW) all-wheel-drive hybrid version, but there isn’t that much evidence to back these up.
The price of Mid Engine Corvette hasn’t been confirmed, but Hagerty says that it will start around $60,000 to $70,000. Moreover, some say the C8 Corvette could cost as much as $170,000. The release date of this car was recently revealed which is 18 July 2019. Production will start at the end of 2019 and customers will receive their cars sometime early to mid-2020.