2019 Corvette Stingray First Drive

2019 Corvette Stingray Release date and Specs
2019 Corvette Stingray Release date and Specs

The mid-engined prototypes have been out there for over one year now and this pixel play, which comes from the ‘Vette-obsessed community over at Corvetteforum, seems to build on the clues dropped by the spyshots.

Judging by the spied test cars, the C8 seems to be similar in size to the C7 you can currently find in showrooms. Mid-engined design changes aside, the future models seems to pack a wider, lower stance.

2019 Corvette Stingray New Review
2019 Corvette Stingray New Review

Fortunately for the performance-loving “masses”, Chevy won’t follow Ford down the limited edition route. The first benefit is the financial one, while another bonus for Corvette lovers has to do with the lack of a draconic selection process, as it was the case with the GT.

Even so, while the base C7 comes with a starting price of under $60,000, the C8 should bring a premium of about $20,000.

With the Alpha-based sixth-generation Camaro having gotten dangerously close to the Corvette, you should expect the C8 to deliver jaw-dropping numbers, whether we’re talking about the straight-line shenanigans Americans love so much or the ever-more-important Nurburgring lap time.

Underneath the expected transparent engine cover, the “reasonable” models should pack all-new developments, such as the LT5 V8 and the rumored plug-in hybrid setup.

The golden bowtie should introduce its mid-engined effort next year, while you’ll probably get to meet the C8 at your local Cars & Coffee event in 2019.

Meanwhile, we’re inviting you to check out the freshest C7 news, which comes from the new ZR1 prototype spotted lapping the Nordschleife – the return of the manic badge brings a box full of surprises, with the powertrain rumors being as wild as possible.

The 2019 Corvette Stingray offers outstanding style and technology both inside and out. See interior & exterior photos. 2019 Corvette Stingray New features complemented by a lower starting price and streamlined packages. The mid-size 2019 Corvette Stingray offers a complete lineup with a wide variety of finishes and features, two conventional engines.