As the countdown continues towards its big reveal, each day seems to yield another mid-engine Corvette leak of some kind. The latest comes from a YouTube video from user “Street Speed 717,” and while the upload appears to be otherwise just another video from just another enthusiast, the host claims that it’s a photo of the real car. The image was cropped out to not give away any clues as to where the photo was taken, but judging by the all-white backdrop, it appears that the 2020 C8 Corvette was in the middle of a photo shoot. The photo pops up just before the 7-minute mark of the video.
Here are a couple of reasons to believe that this is indeed another mid-engine Corvette leak, and not a rendering:
- The color seems to match exactly to the image of the rear fascia that hit the internet on Sunday. Sources have confirmed that it’s the real thing in that photo.
- If it was a rendering, it would be silly to make the photo as blurred as it is. All other CGI renderings on the internet thus far are crystal clear.
- The design cues, down to the mirrors, all seem to match what we see from camouflaged prototypes spied testing around the Nurburgring, and elsewhere.
The reveal of the C8 is in just eight days. It would be nice to not have a full mid-engine Corvette leak before then. It might be good for the sensationalism, but it really kills the hype. And we already know a lot, as outlined by our 2020 Corvette guide. Highlights include an entry small block LT2 V8 engine that’s naturally aspirated and closely related to the C7 LT1 V8 engine, improved vehicle dynamics despite the added size and weight, and an expected MSRP not too far from where the current generation Corvette Grand Sport currently sells at.