2020 Corvette Sends It Around The ‘Ring One Last Time Before Debut: Video

The Mid-Engine Corvette May Be Getting Ready For A Lap Time Here

Based on this 12-minute video, it’s safe to say that the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray knows how to dance. And this is just the starting model we’re seeing running 10/10ths around the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, on a very busy industry testing day. General Motors engineers could be undergoing a final test and tune before an official lap time around the 12.9-mile track – something that eluded the C7 Corvette for its entire generation. Or it could be that engineers are simply making sure that the C8 is behaving like it should, and making sure that all of its mechanical and electronic components are behaving like they should.

2020 Corvette Nurburgring Test

This spy video demands full volume, as well. For our auditory enjoyment, the 6.2L LT2 V8 nestled behind the cockpit of the 2020 Corvette is going for a bit of a workout. Our favorite part of the video might be just before the 4:50 mark, where a camouflaged Mercedes AMG GT enters the scene from around the tree line, with the new C8 giving chase.

The 2020 Corvette C8 will debut on July 18 – just two short weeks away. Along with the LT2, expect the revolutionary Corvette to raise the bar for what people can expect from the American performance car icon. More technology, a more sophisticated interior, an exotic design, and an attainable price tag are all expected. Additionally, the 2020 Corvette will utilize GM’s new Global B electronics architecture, which is said to be five-times more powerful than any of GM’s current electronics systems. This sets up the new Corvette for things like over-the-air updates, and possibly some semi-autonomous driving features. That last part is unconfirmed to us at this time when it comes to the new Corvette, but GM’s Global B architecture was designed with this sort of technology in mind, and the cybersecurity to back it up.

We look forward to knowing more on July 18.

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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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