New Chevrolet Corvette show on July 18, but now in the Network appeared the alleged mid-engine sports car. According to unconfirmed information, the model of the eighth generation “in the database” will be offered with an upgraded V8, issuing about 500 horsepower.
For the first time in its history, the Chevrolet Corvette will move to a mid-engine layout — before that, all seven generations of the sports car was introduced. According to the archives of General Motors, to install the engine within the wheelbase have thought before, in the 50-ies, but it is only limited to the construction of experimental designs and concepts like the Corvette Indy.
According to GM Authority, the base engine in the new Corvette will be a 6.2-liter V8 with index LT2. The direct-injection unit based on the current LT1, but slightly modified: reduced friction loss and optimized Active Fuel Management, which is responsible for disabling half of the cylinders at low loads. To give the engine will be about 480-500 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, and a pair to it will offer a seven-speed double clutch robot or manual transmission.
The last front-engined Chevrolet Corvette was sold at auction Barrett-Jackson. The amount of the transaction amounted to 2.7 million dollars. So many have paid for a modification in the configuration Z06 3LZ with enhanced interior trim in red leather, navigation and mediacollection with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Under the hood of the now collectable sports car 6.2 V8 compressor is installed, the output of which is 659 forces and 881 Nm of torque.