To say that there has been a heightened level of anticipation for the mid-engined C8 Corvette would be like saying the Titanic had a water intrusion problem. Every detail has been scrutinized and with the prying eyes of cell-phones and a spy photographer around every bush, keeping the C8 under wraps has been a full-time job for GM. We located these images from a post on CARSCOOPS and they are definitely share-worthy.
Another interesting factoid is that the photos are not terribly different from a rendering that fellow MidEngineCorvetteForum.com member fvs sketched up several months ago and posted on that forum back in November. The issue with “inside information” is that sometimes, the insider isn’t as inside as they appear. To borrow an often used phrase, in this case, “the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.”
There are some interesting changes from the current interior, in that there appears to be much more upholstered areas instead of the current hard-clad paneling. There also is a new, seemingly larger infotainment system alongside a completely digital dash for the driver.
The cabin seems to be more divided than the current car’s and there are a variety of switches flanking the dashboard’s buttress that circles down and around the dash display area. The one thing that isn’t included in the new car’s interior is a shifter. Instead, the mid-engined ‘Vette uses a series of switches located in a somewhat similar area where the shifter would occupy, alongside the toggle-wheel that we assume is to control the infotainment system.
The interior uses higher-end materials, which has been the trend for Corvette in general over the past few generations. Reportedly, carbon-fiber makes a showing amid all the new upholstery and the seats are a more modernized version, fitting of the new generation.
More info is surely going to trickle down the internet and we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of the latest info as they develop around the long-anticipated super-car. ‘Til then, check out these images and links and hopefully, that will hold us over until the next wave of spies check in!