Corvette C8 will have a twin turbo V8, and could serve as GM’s rival for the Ford GT
There is little secret that GM is in the midst of developing its first mid-engined Corvette, but further details have been scarce. Until now.
Drivetribe has revealed a number of potential facts on the new Corvette C8. Firstly, it’ll be powered by a twin turbo V8, a first for any model to wear a Corvette badge. The engine – which will be dubbed LT7- is all new, will feature DOHC and is said to lead the way for future Corvette V8s.
Secondly, it won’t replace the Corvette C7, rather it’ll be a more expensive – and probably more powerful and faster – alternative.
Drivetribe suggests that the Corvette C8 could actually be a rival for Ford’s GT supercar. And, as the GT is powered by a twin turbo EcoBoost V6 that chucks out 482kW and 745Nm of torque. And that’s from a 3.5 V6. The Corvette has two more cylinders and probably double the engine capacity, so expect the GT’s performance figures to eclipsed.
It might not be called a “Corvette,” either. What? Really? Maybe. GM might actually brand the sportster a Cadillac.
The Corvette C8 should make its international debut on the 15th of January 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. More to come.