MotorTrend caught up with Ed Piatek, the car's chief engineer, at a Dream Cruise event, where of course we peppered him with questions about future, more powerful variants.
Piatek won't talk specifics about future superchargers, Z06, ZR1s, or other mouthwatering topics. But that is the natural progression, and Corvette is not about to change past practices just because it moved the engine behind the driver.
"Corvette's got a history of different levels of performance so stay tuned," Piatek said.
"If you look at the current generation car with 460 hp and the 0-60 time, you can add 300 horsepower to that number and the 0-60 time barely moves," Piatek said. "This car, we already start with a really low 0-60 time but with 20 percent more of the mass on the rear axle and a wider wheel-tire package in the rear, the opportunities to do really, really, high-performance cars is there."
Does he have any concerns about C8 maxing out? "It's a long long way," said the engineer who is clearly relishing how much room the latest Corvette has to grow.