Chevy presented C8 Corvette back in July 2019 and so far we only have an entry-level Stingray. We know there will be other variants – Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1 and others – but details remain unclear as to what they will offer in the performance department. There are rumors of a V8 hybrid engine installed in the Grand Sport, but a new spy video suggests Chevy may be working on a V6 hybrid as well.
Videos posted TFLnow A viewer-made YouTube channel captured the Corvette’s camouflaged test, and it has several unique characteristics. First, it looks like it has flaps on both sides of the rear fenders. The driver’s side flap is located above where the fuel filler door will be located, which means that the passenger side flap can hide the charging door. Chances are the odd camouflage is intended to confuse curious onlookers, as the passenger side cover appeared on other Corvette test cars, although that’s not the only oddity in the car.
The exhaust sound of the car doesn’t sound like the bubbling V8 you’d expect. Instead, it looks more like a turbocharged V6. IN TLFnow The Channel compares it to the Acura NSX exhaust, which is also a V6 hybrid, and they have some astounding sonic performance. There have been no rumors that such an engine could make it into the Corvette, although automakers don’t like to discuss future plans.
IN recent rumors of a Corvette hybrid proposes renewed E-Ray trademark could replace the Grand Sport model in the lineup. Chevy will allegedly pair the 6.2-liter V8 with a pair of electric motors that power the front wheels to give the car all-wheel drive. The model is expected to go on sale in 2023 at less than $ 100,000. What Chevy may have revealed earlier is the Z06 due later this year with its naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 rumored to produce 600 horsepower. Either way, the spy video raises some interesting questions about the future of the car.
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