Actual Images Of The C8 Interior Confirm Early Sketches

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.

Items of note are the switches on the buttress, the button-shifter behind the wheel and the infotainment system screen and toggle-wheel. Credit: CARSCOOPS

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.”

This sketch by fvs appeared on the forum back in November.

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.

Switches and digital are the theme of this interior. There's a larger touch-screen between driver and passenger, a bevy of switches atop the buttress between them, and a toggle-dial and selector for the transmission atop the console, alongside a horizontal lid that likely houses cup holders.

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.

While not exact, we think that fvs was on to something when he put together this illustration. Considering that the paper sketch was posted back in November, we think he had the design on good authority.

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!

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Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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