Yup, the New York Auto Show doesn’t start until next week, but Chevy has already made itself the talk of the event. Because after decades of rumors, and years of spy shots, the General has finally confirmed the mid-engine Corvette is real — and it’ll be on sale later this year!
Yesterday, the General released a video of company CEO Mary Barra and Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter driving a camouflaged test mule through Time Square in New York City, with the reveal date of 07.18.19 emblazoned on the side.
While we thought there was a chance that the new supercar would be branded a Cadillac, this confirms that it is will definitely be the next generation of America’s Sports Car.
While hotter versions — including a hybrid — are on the way, the first model we’ll see will be the base trim, and it’s expected to be packing about 500 horsepower. Unfortunately, it seems like a manual transmission is off the menu.
But if the rumors are true, Chevy is likely to employ the 8-speed dual clutch currently seeing service in the Porsche 911, which means performance will be exceptional.
We remember the excitement when the C7 made its debut, and watched closely as members of Corvette Forum posted about what options they selected, and where they were in the delivery queue. It was a long process, and since the mid-engine Corvette is sure to be the hottest ticket this year and next, the time to talk to your local AutoNation Chevy dealer is now!
There’s sure to be more info before the official reveal in July, but until then, check out the first official video of the next-generation Corvette below!