Photos of the mid-engine Corvette’s front and rear fascias have emerged online.
One of the members over at Corvette Forum posted the photos two days ago, which allegedly came from a contractor who was working in the completed new paint shop at the Corvette manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The leak indicates GM is already testing paint quality for the next-generation Corvette revealing production intent within the next 12 months, which squares nicely with reports that the C8 will enter serialized production in January 2019.
The front fascia is definitely not the same one being used on C7 ZR1 mules, as the angles of the air inlets are facing the opposite direction. The rear shows Chevy will likely continue with the angular taillamp style seen on the C7 along with possible brake cooling exit ducts mounted just below the cutouts. Lastly, it looks like the rear end will be dominated by a massive rear diffuser that will more than likely be of the active variety and made from carbon fiber.
Sources close to the matter have recently confirmed the existence of a quad-cam V8 slotted for debut behind the C8’s cockpit, but details beyond that were withheld. The mid-engine Corvette is likely to make its debut at some point next year before reaching showrooms in earnest during 2019.
A version of this story originally appeared on GM Inside News
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