See (And Hear) The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Before It Debuts In July

As we expected, it sounds good

The National Corvette museum hosted the C8 prototype over the weekend.

We’re just shy of three months away from seeing the new Chevrolet C8 Corvette. Now that GM has confirmed its existence, you can bet the company is taking the opportunity to build the buzz around its prototype.

The production model will debut on July 18, 2019.

Last weekend at the National Corvette Museum, onlookers were treated to a glimpse of the upcoming Corvette. Apart from just being able to see it, this was one of our few opportunities to hear the C8 Corvette up close. In fact, the NCM published a video to their YouTube channel, shown above.

C8 Corvette
The new C8 Corvette will be assembled at GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky plant, as it has been for the past four decades. [Photo: General Motors]

Like the other publicity shots, the video does not show too much. In just over a minute, videos show a brief glimpse of the C8 Corvette. The driver pulls into the entrance of the NCM museum, does a quick loop among the cheering crowd, then pulls away.

As the driver does pull out of the lot, he does rev the Corvette’s engine a bit. As you would expect, the new car’s mid-mounted V8 engine sounds mean. According to most reports, the new model will launch with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. That Corvette is expected to produce around 500 horsepower. Rest assured, though, much more powerful versions will be along in time.