C8 Corvette Hits The ‘Ring, And There Is Video

We reported that the mid-engined car, supposed to be the C8 Corvette, was sighted running around the Nurburgring over Labor Day. Now, as expected, the car(s) have been spotted making some runs around the famed track.

Jalopnik posted a video of a couple of the mid-engined cars doing some lapping of the track. The nice thing about the video is that you can hear the engine, which sounds pretty good to us! Its throaty V8 lets everyone know it’s coming through. There also seem to be some differences in the way the two cars sound at various points in the video. Perhaps one is turbo’d while the other is naturally aspirated?

Through several screen captures of the video, several differences come to light, such as the position of the rear-facing camera and the entire area of the rear hatch. One is covered with a heavy fabric, while the other is shrouded in what appears to be black tape.

There are what appear to be different vents under the rear window area, and with the heavily-draped version, we can’t tell if the side vents around the window are similar or even if they exist.

Some of the major differences between the two cars in the video are around the rear window area. Camera location, rear vents and even the rear-facing camera locations hint that there's different variants of the mid-engine car undergoing testing this week.

Also, the roof-lines seem to differ, in that the one has distinct lines running front to rear, while the other appears to be smooth. Also, as the car comes toward the camera in one shot, the hood seems to still have a significant amount of padding. Perhaps to hide some additional ducting?

The hood appears to be hiding something, perhaps an opening to allow air to flow up from under the hood? The hood line flow is incomplete from the windshield to the front of the hood, as you can see a distinct line where it stops.

Either way, this new video does give more insight into what we may see in the next year. And as facts and details dribble out from under that black and white camo, we’ll be sure to bring you the latest on this next-gen supercar.

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Andy Bolig

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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