Chevrolet is continuing to reveal details of their new Corvette C8, in small increments. Thanks to its teaser campaign, for the all-new mid-engined Corvette. It’s been well over a couple of weeks since the automakers had released the first C8 teaser video when it was announced that the new Vette’s would be revealed date on July 18, 2019.
The footage was shot at night, and it shows a fully camouflaged C8 prototype resting in a parking lot on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Despite the car’s camouflage, we’re able to see a handful of new details, including the rear wheels’ dual brake calipers. The smaller of the two brake calipers is all-but-certain to serve as the car’s parking brake.
The larger caliber is sure to help bring the sports car to a stop. The video opens up with the Corvette “Godfather” Zora Arkus-Duntov saying “Let’s Go,” and then several shots are seen of past mid-engined prototypes and it’s also seen that various other vehicles for the test from Chevy’s past, interweave with notices of the C8 driving. Chevy has released a second C8 teaser video, and it’s a clear continuation from the first one.
So how is it a continuation? It goes back to the first video published, and you can see that something is “hidden” within those short cuts. It’s challenging to decipher everything that’s happening, but it’s clear that there are enough clues in it to provide some Easter Eggs to be discovered. It’d be interesting to see if Corvette enthusiasts will pick up on anything.
The video’s description is as follows: “The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length.” The video looks at the car’s side air intakes, which seem to have fake panels to conceal the original design. The cutout in the body’s side profile for the scoops is quite large, as you’d expect from a full-fledged supercar.
It appears that the test vehicle has the C8 production body, including the finished headlight and taillight designs and the available rear spoiler. The extensive camo does a great job at hiding any extra juicy bits from prying eyes. It’s anyone’s guess what exactly Chevy wants you to see, but all that means is that you’ll have to have your eyes open wider to not miss the details.
The 30-second video had a lot of Easter eggs not only on Corvette’s history but also on the mid-engined Corvette, which is not a new idea. Chevrolet has toyed with this idea since the beginning of the Corvette program, which was more than half a century ago. However, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette, couldn’t get a mid-engine Corvette approved for production.
The fact that Arkus-Duntov continues to be a major theme is no longer a mystery; for years he advocated a switch from a front- to a mid-engine design because of the latter’s superior engineering and weight balance. He envisioned the Corvette as a truly world-class sports car, and going mid-engine was essential. His dream is finally coming true.
It has an audio clip of Arkus-Duntov. The mid-engined C8 Corvette has more than 50 years of hard work under its belt. It’s the Corvette Arkus-Duntov wanted from the beginning, and Chevrolet is finally delivering.
Chevrolet has experimented before with the idea of a mid-engined Corvette and a lot of the ideas were crammed into the teaser. Chevy has released a video which goes slower to view all of the hidden references from the original Corvette video, a lot were difficult to distinguish because of the teaser’s quick cuts. The breakdown video opens with a camouflaged C8 Corvette before breaking down the transition between the C1 and C8 Corvette logos.
Here’s to hoping it’s everything Zora could have wanted or imagined. Chevy and the Corvette nameplate have a lot riding on the new mid-engined layout. It’s also unsure why Chevy chose the date 07.08.19 for the reveal.
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