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2024 Chevrolet Corvette C8 E-Ray Hybrid AWD Sports Car Supercar
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The C8 Corvette has been in production for four years now. According to recent rumors that have emerged over the past few weeks, it could be getting a refresh for the 2026 model year. The rumors specifically focused on the interior of the car and whatever General Motors has in the works. It looks to give the Corvette a more luxurious interior to fit rising trends within the automotive industry. 

C8 Corvette Refresh Rumor: Details

The rumors come from two different sources, the first being the MidEngineCorvetteForum, which essentially stated that a group of BGAP (Bowling Green Assembly Plant) employees, which were referred to as a transition team, recently took over the install station where the current instrument panel is installed on the assembly line. They appeared to be hiding something behind a cover, and several bodies surrounded the area to ensure others couldn’t see what was going on. There are two potential reasons behind this: either General Motors was conducting a fitment test for the C8 Corvette, or they were testing the process of installing a new instrument panel for the beloved supercar.

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The second rumor comes from another insider, which Corvette Blogger states might indicate what was going on behind the curtains, and it’s believed that the C8 Corvette could be getting a new dashboard that is very similar to what can be found within the refreshed 2025 Cadillac Blackwings. The refresh was set to launch for the 2024 model year but got delayed by a year. At the same time, the Corvette was rumored to get a refresh for 2025, but now, that might happen a year later, in 2026. It’s all connected, man.

That means the 2026 C8 Corvette refresh might get an expansive screen for the dash. This could also include the integration of GM’s Super Cruise into the car, which would give the Corvette hands-free driver assistance technology, which would be pretty cool to see. Sure, the car is used more for tracks and Sunday drives than longer road trips, but we’re sure some customers might find it a useful feature to have at their disposal. 

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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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