Most manufacturers are shopping to create a next-generation model that will help them stay competitive in any market. GM being one of the leading manufacturers in the world does not take risks either, so the rumors of its new Corvette are what it takes. The new 2020 Chevy Corvette seems finally to have emerged after a prototype resembling a Chevrolet Corvette with a central engine has been tested. This model is expected to be the next generation Corvette that will be released in 2020. It was initially thought that the C8 would go into production in 2019, but the 2019 model has already entered production.
The Corvette 2020 is not going to be a limited edition or even expensive model like GT. Unlike other brands that choose the middle engine design for their expensive models, GM chose the design because it chose to use the aluminum frame structure instead of a new design . In addition, there are rumors that the Corvette 2020 could include an LT7 with a double turbo-ventilated V8 engine and, after a while, a hybrid engine. However, the initial engine will be LT1 V-8, used by the C7.
One of the reasons GM chose to make such a theatrical change is that the design of a rear-wheel drive, with a front-to-front engine, has been pushed to its limits. In addition, the Camaro from its Alpha platform seems to be on its heels, and therefore a more exotic design will help distinguish future models of the Corvette from Camaros. Others believe that the story of the mid-engine is associated with the Z. Arkus-Duntov, who is the father of the Corvette, is also a motivation because they know that it has been proven in past tests.
When you compare the expected life of the 2020 Chevy Corvette model with that of the current Corvette C7, the C7 has had a relatively long life since it arrived as a 2014 model. The explanation for such a rapid change is that General Motors sabotaged plans for a mid-range engine that it had already started designing, before facing the economic crisis of 2009. GM used the C7 was therefore used as a placeholder because it speeds up the new model that would have next generation features.
From the new C8 prototype photos, its size will be closer to the current C7, but will have a lower and wider position. However, it does not seem like it will have the exotic doors that rise vertically commonly seen with high-end sports cars. However, it seems to have a short front overhang. Two bulky buttresses flank the engine behavior, and the designers plan to make the engine visible from the top of the hood by making a section covered with glass. The only challenge they are tackling is managing the heat emitted by the engine.
Most of those who managed to get pictures of the prototype of 2020 Chevy Corvette managed to do it at night because GM wants to avoid giving the design too soon. With long-range camera lenses and resolutions of up to 50 megapixels, you can not blame them for being too careful. In addition, the design was only distributed to a limited number of employees including engineers and designers. It was also the situation with the Ford GT supercar.