Why Chevy’s mid-engine Corvette was MIA at Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolets rumored 8th gen Corvette would have blown the roof off the 2018 Detroit auto show!


One of the most talked-about cars leading up to press days at the North American International Auto Show this week isn't even at the show. And it has yet to have been confirmed by General Motors.

The next-generation Chevrolet Corvette, which is widely expected to have its engine placed behind the seats for the first time in its 65-year history making it the first mid engine Corvette. Enthusiast car magazines and websites all across the internet have been breathlessly reporting that the eighth-generation Corvette would make its long-awaited debut this week in at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

While that turns out to have been premature speculation.

While the C8 has been caught testing numerous times by spy photographers, and appears nearly fully baked, apparently no one outside GM knows when it will debut. The next major global auto show happens in early March in Geneva and nearly all the world's supercar manufacturers are on this year's list of exhibitors. GM and Chevrolet are not scheduled to attend.


C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Release Date?


If you are going to launch a bona fide American supercar, why not take it to the Europeans and introduce it in their backyard? Also, even though GM no longer owns Opel and Vauxhall, Chevrolet maintains a small presence in Europe, offering Camaro and Corvette in several countries. So a European launch for the Corvette is plausible, but not likely.

Several people who claim to have good sources in General Motors say that the Mid-engine Corvette will be shown next year at the 2019 Detroit Auto show. Hopfully we don't have to wait another year, but with more and better spy shots coming often, there won't be much mystery left to this all new new car Chevrolet Corvette.

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