Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Will Retire From Sports Car Racing in 2019, Give Way to New C8.R: Report


General Motors’ confirmation that the eighth-generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, the mid-engined “C8,” will debut on July 18,

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General Motors’ confirmation that the eighth-generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, the mid-engined “C8,” will debut on July 18, spells an imminent end to the seventh-generation of the iconic American sports car. As a result, rumors that an all-new C8-based race car is in the works are making their rounds on the internet. But if history repeats itself like it usually does, these rumors about a C8.R stealing the spotlight sometime later this year are quite believable.

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2015 C7 Corvette Stingray: Specs, Performance & Pics

The introduction of the all-new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray in 2014 changed the global perception of the Corvette from being a ‘better than average’ American Sports Car to a performance driven, form-follows-function super-car capable of competing on the world stage.

The C7 Corvette Stingray was recognized by both enthusiasts and critics alike for its uncompromising performance, its vastly superior ‘fit and finish’ (compared to earlier generations of Corvette), and its well-appointed cockpit and command center.’ By the end of 2014, the new Corvette Stingray became the most-awarded car of the year, including being named the ‘2014 North American Car of the Year!’

It’s True ‘ the Mid-Engine Corvette Arrives in 2019: Report

There’s already plenty of evidence of a looming mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette variant, but multiple sources with knowledge of General Motors’ plans now say the near-mythical model will absolutely arrive in early 2019.

Insider sources told The Detroit News that not only will a mid-engine ‘Vette bow in 2019, it will soon be the only Corvette offered by GM.

The report confirms earlier whispers that the Corvette C8 (which carries the codename ‘Emperor’) will first appear in early 2018, likely during a splashy reveal at the North American International Auto Show in January.

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