We also get a better look at one of the side scoops.
As we inch closer to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette's highly anticipated world premiere, the mid-engine sports car continues to reveal a little bit more about its design and mechanical components. Case in point is this new footage of the next-generation Corvette that comes courtesy of YouTube user Jacob Daniel and his trusty smartphone.
Shot at night, the footage shows a fully camouflaged C8 prototype resting in a parking lot on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Despite the car's camouflage, we're able to see a handful of new details, including the rear wheels' dual brake calipers. The smaller of the two brake calipers is all-but-certain to serve as the car's parking brake. Meanwhile, the larger caliper is sure to help bring the sports car to a stop.
The video also gives us a closer look at the car's side air intakes, which appear to have fake panels to conceal the real design. The cutout in the body’s side profile for the scoops is quite large, as you’d expect from a full-fledged supercar. It also appears we are looking at a test vehicle that has the C8 production body, including its available rear spoiler and the finished headlight and taillight designs. Alas, the extensive camo does a great job at hiding any additional juicy bits from prying eyes.
Sadly, we can’t take a peek inside the cabin as the smartphone’s flash reflects onto the windshield’s glass and blocks our view, but a revealing image of the C8’s cabin emerged a few months ago. It remains to be seen whether that was a production-spec interior or a provisional setup, although it looked like the real deal.
The mid-engined Corvette will finally be revealed on July 18.
Source: Jacob Daniel via Corvette Blogger