The C8 Corvette will be revealed July 18.
Yes, by now we have seen Chevrolet’s upcoming C8 Corvette from the outside over and over and over again. Now, though, GM published a small peek at the steering wheel ahead of the car’s official debut on Thursday, July 18. While the exterior is a radical overhaul from the C7’s design, this steering wheel looks fairly familiar. The more things change?
Chevrolet did square off the steering wheel at the top as well as the bottom, and added a center stripe for good measure. The cruise control buttons, voice command and menu selection buttons remain more or less where they were in the old Corvette, although they are laid out a bit differently (old C7 interior below for comparison).
One of the major changes from the old design is the two-spoke design. Unlike the old car, the C8 Corvette does not have a three-spoke wheel. Chevrolet also made the shift paddles silver this time. What’s more, they are more obvious both by sight and touch, so you’re not just flicking at pieces of small, black plastic when you’re hooning your C8 Corvette on the track.
The new steering wheel for the C8 Corvette looks a lot more purposeful than the last generation. On that basis, I’m curious to see what Chevrolet has in store for the rest of the car. Stay tuned next week for the official reveal!