The Mid-Engine Corvette is Real, Like For Real

Spy photographers have managed to get better photos of Chevrolet’s worst-kept secret.

The American automaker is keeping quiet about a mid-engine Corvette, but spy photographers have managed to capture better photos of a prototype that has been testing. Sporting a profile unlike the current Corvette, the mid-engine C8 has a low-cowl, small hood that wraps tightly over the front wheel. Given just how small the front of the vehicle is, it’s highly unlikely that there’s an engine lurking underneath the hood. Overall, the car’s design is a bit reminiscent of the original Acura NSX.

It appears that engineers are taking advantage of the mid-engine layout for the new sports car, with what looks like an air intake just in front of the rear wheel. Overall, the design looks sleeker than the existing Corvette.

Photographers also got some photos showing off the rear end from a distance, with an engineer standing next to the car to give us a perspective of its height. Unfortunately there is still plenty hiding underneath the camouflage, but it does give us a good overall impression of what the mid-engine Corvette will look like when it debuts.

Full Photoset Available at AutoGuide.com

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