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2020 Corvette Rear End Leaked

For Once It’s Not A Rendering

2020 Corvette C8 Rear End

Excitement for the 2020 Corvette C8 is boiling over, as its July 18th debut is right around the corner. Unfortunately, somebody is already ruining the surprise. Though, visually, it’s not like there’s much more left to the imagination. The prototypes sporting a leopard-spotted camouflage are barely covering things up at this point, and with “7-18-19” decals on the door panels, GM stopped keeping this thing a secret for months now. Still – there’s the butt. In blue. Elkhart Lake Blue, to be exact.

We basically already knew what it looks like.

Muscle Cars & Trucks found the leaked photo on a private Facebook group page. However, it has spread like wildfire all over to various corners of the automotive internet at the time of this writing. The rear tail lamps appear to evolve from the design of the C7 Corvette, while the exhaust tips move out to the sides to make room for a rear diffuser. Additionally, several other Chevrolet passenger cars feature a similar rear light pattern, such as the Chevrolet Malibu.

The mid-engined 2020 Corvette was spied at the Nurburgring last week, with development engineers pushing the limits of the upcoming American sports car. The screenshot above shows showcases the rear fascia pretty clearly, and it doesn’t take much to realize that image of the uncovered rear end of the C8 Corvette is the real deal.

There hasn’t been as much anticipation for a new General Motors vehicle since perhaps the C7 Corvette in 2013. As it was then, a trickling spigot of leaks have manifested themselves throughout the development cycle of the C8 2020 Corvette. From the discovery of the ‘Zora’ trademark filing in 2014, to several blockbuster stories from veteran automotive journalist Don Sherman fleshing out several details of how GM is indeed finally going to build a mid-engine Corvette. Some of us believed it, many of us didn’t. It seemed too far-reaching at the time. But thankfully now, with the un-ending trail of bread crumbs, there’s no doubt what’s coming.

Look for the new Corvette to blast off in T-minus 10 days.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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