Chevrolet Releases Mid Engine Corvette Teaser Trailer

As you might expect, Chevy is in full teaser mode as it tries to drum up as much excitement for its upcoming C8 Corvette as possible. The latest attempt is a history-laden 30-second video.

The video features shots of Zora Arkus-Duntov, fighter jets, Apollo rockets, and various historical Corvettes.

The really puzzling part of the video is that the date Chevrolet has been advertising—07.18.19—is seen counting up like a stopwatch over shots of the Nurburgring.

If we were given to flights of speculation, we might suggest that Chevy is teasing a Nurburgring lap time, though 7:18.19 wouldn’t be an especially fast time—that’s three seconds slower than a Camaro ZL1 1LE did it in 2017 and only about as fast as a 2012 Nissan GTR. So maybe they’re just hinting at the idea of a Nurburgring lap time in general.