Although the year is not over yet, it would be safe to say that 2017 has been an exciting year for Chevrolet fans the world over. This is because of the numerous sightings of a Chevrolet upcoming sports car with a unicorn like mystery.
After years and years of speculation and anticipation, it finally looks like the much awaited mid-engine Corvette that Chevrolet lovers want is finally going to happen. There have been a lot, literally a lot of pictures taken by spy photographers of the future but veiled photos of the supposedly C8 Zora. If you still doubt it there even have been photos taken of a clearly masked Chevy going through a McDonalds drive through – if that does not get your gears going then nothing will.
For seven iterations the Chevrolet Corvettes have been using a front-engine and real-wheel drive and this upcoming eighth iteration will be a mid-engine configuration one and has spark a lot of speculation and discussion. It is expected by most experts to unveil during the first month of 2018 when the North American International Auto Show happens. The event will be held at Detroit with a forecast release of the units itself later during fall.
Another intriguing detail that most certainly points to C8 prototypes being secretly built is the Bowling Green, Kentucky’s assembly plant being closed to public tours the whole year, which only fuels the speculations of Chevrolets surprise yet heavily anticipated move.
There has been some leakage as to the guns that will be used to power the new C8 Zora, which is a “dual-overhead-cam 6.2 liter V-8” from General Motors, but it is still a speculation at best since it is without official confirmation.
The most heavy hitting arguments that the cons are saying is that a mid-engine C8 would cause the product to be more costly that it needs to be and that it will be breaking tradition from what the “Great American Sports Car” should look like.
When the unit comes out during mid to late 2018, the price range speculation for the new mid-engine configuration C8 Zora will be at $65,000 to $95,000.