Subscribe:
Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
AutoBarn.com:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
B&M 80642 Universal Auto / Automatic Trans T-Handle Shift Knob (BLACK)
$25.95
End Date: Tuesday Jun-18-2019 20:02:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 220 GRIT
$5.75
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 10:51:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 120 GRIT
$6.10
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:16:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.10
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AUTO RACING NECK SUPPORT BLACK HORSESHOE ADULT NECK BRACE SFI 3.3 FIRE PROOF
$27.99
End Date: Sunday Jun-9-2019 12:44:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $27.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 80 GRIT
$4.75
End Date: Monday Jun-17-2019 13:26:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Shoes - SFI Rated Nomex Lightweight Suede Shoe
$79.95
End Date: Monday Jun-10-2019 14:40:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

5" Inch RPM Tachometer Gauge 7 Color 11K LED Black Shift Light Race Auto Meter
$29.99
End Date: Friday Jun-7-2019 8:11:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

STV Motorsports Universal Black 4 Point 2 Inch Straps Auto Harness Seat Belt
$69.99
End Date: Monday Jun-17-2019 15:24:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - RZ-55 SA2010 Auto Racing Helmet Snell Rated Matte Black size small
$100.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-15-2019 14:24:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - Champ SFI-5 Auto Racing Gloves - Nomex Pro 2 Layer SFI Rated Driving Gloves
$79.95
End Date: Sunday Jun-9-2019 10:19:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

PostHeaderIcon More CAD Images Show the Mid-Engined, C8 Corvette’s Twin-Turbo, DOHC, LT7 in All its Digital Glory

The last time we saw CAD images for the mid-engined, C8 Corvette, Chevy lost its mind, sending out letters that asked publications to remove the images and it even used the digital copyrights act to have the images removed from another publication’s Facebook page. What Chevy doesn’t realize is that the mid-engined beast we’ve all been waiting for is the world’s worst-kept secret and, as evidence, we’re looking at more CAD images right now. The thing is, however, that we’re looking at a completely different engine setup this time around. Keep reading to learn more about it.

C8 Corvette LT7


Based on what we saw in the previously leaked images, we were likely looking at either an early iteration of the engine or an engine that wasn’t the LT7 that you see here. The engine seen previously (shown below) didn’t even have turbochargers, and here we are looking at a turbo sitting down low, between the exhaust outlets and the intake manifolds – this is, without a doubt, the twin-turbo DOHC engine we’ve been hearing rumors about.


Leaked CAD Images Show Off Parts of the Mid-Engined Corvette - image 753114
“Other differences include the positioning of the exhaust manifolds, the belt routing, the charge-air cooler, and the size of the intake itself”

Other differences include the positioning of the exhaust manifolds, the belt routing, the charge-air cooler, and the size of the intake itself – clearly, we’re talking about two different engines. On a side note, that old CAD image has a beefy transmission hooked to the rear, almost suggesting that it was the hybridized engine, which wouldn’t necessarily make sense without turbos, but at this point, anything is possible. To save room, the turbochargers could be added post-cat on that engine, with the flat area above that transmission reserved for the airbox. Oh, the possibilities. Either way, the new image that you see above should look familiar – after all, it is styled after the 3.6-liter LGW:




Much like the engine you see in the newest leak, it has the turbos on each exhaust outlet and the feed heading upward to the air coolers on top too. Now, the new engine looks to have a slightly different intake setup as far as where drawing in air happens, but that’s because we’re talking about a mid-engined setup here. Based on spy shots, the air will likely be drawn in from vents behind the doors. The belt routing between the LGW and the engine LT7 shown above are also quite similar. So, where Chevy to a 5.7, chopped off two cylinders and made it a 4.3 in the past, it’s now taking a 3.6, and adding two cylinders along with some other goodies to make extra power. So what do we know about the C8, mid-engined Corvette so far? Keep reading to find out…

The C8 Chevy Corvette


2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 - image 725313

Official information as of this point is scant, and outside of seeing the Vette with our own eyes and seeing GM rush to have some leaked images pulled from the internet, we have yet to even receive confirmation of the beast we’ve all had wet dreams about. But, that hasn’t stopped us from garnering information from the images we do have, and there’s actually quite a bit.

C8 Chevy Corvette Suspension and Chassis


Leaked CAD Images Show Off Parts of the Mid-Engined Corvette - image 753113
“The Vette will finally get coil springs, a first and a heavy request from Vette guys for years”

What we can make out from these images is that the Vette will finally get coil springs, a first and a heavy request from Vette guys for years. It will also run with magnetic shocks, and the upper and lower control arms appear to be carried over from previous generations with minor changes. The very odd thing here is that the rear chassis is downright massive and appears to be a blend of tube and cast parts – undoubtedly designed to cut down on twist (we’re looking at some serious horsepower that the rear end now has to deal with) and increase strength throughout the body. Whether it’s bolted or welded remains to be seen, but knowing GM, it will likely weld in this area, not for strength but simplicity and inability to repair later. The front frame itself looks to be hydroformed rails, which means it’s probably cast aluminum which could be good or bad at this point. Unibody construction might not have been a bad thing for the C8, but we may never know.

C8 Chevy Corvette Drivetrain, Brakes, and Driveline




In the previous leaks, we could tell that the engine didn’t have turbochargers, but this new engine clear rocks dual turbos on each manifold. Those exhaust manifolds, by the way, appear to be cast directly onto the head – something that means there will be no ability to upgrade to headers later if that’s what you’re into. There’s no transmission shown on the latest leak, however, the transmission in the old leaks was boxy and flat. It could have been a manual, could have been DCT, there’s just no telling. It was shaped oddly, and I’ve argued that – especially with the lack of turbos – it was designed as a hybrid transaxle unit, something we’ve been expected with the C8 generation.

The previous CAD images did show that the half-shafts were bolt-on units, which means removal and installation is a breeze, eliminating the need to drain the trans before replacement. Maintenance-wise, the basic stuff should be easy as Chevy has taken care to make the oil filter somewhat easy to get to, assuming it isn’t obstructed somehow once it’s installed in the vehicle. We also have word that the braking system will be phenomenal and reminiscent of what you would expect on your typical Ferrari or Lamborghini. One-piece rotors will be standard equipment, and you can expect six-piston calipers up front as base equipment while eight-piston units may be optional.

References

Chevrolet Corvette


2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 - image 572722

Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Zora.


2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - image 744525

Read our full review of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.


2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible - image 749381

Read our full review of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible.


2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - image 538131

Read our full review of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.


2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - image 526921

Read our full review of the 2014 – 2017 Corvette Stingray

Comments are closed.

TiresDirect
SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2011 GT Premium Used 5L V8 32V Manual RWD Coupe Premium
$16,995.00
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 15:14:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16,995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups deluxe 1959 chevrolet pickup apache fleetside big window project V/8 1959 GMC
$6,000.00
End Date: Monday Jun-10-2019 20:17:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1984 Chevrolet Other Pickups k10 CHEVY K10 4X4 PICK UP GREAT SHAPE NO RUST LOADED
$4,750.00 (47 Bids)
End Date: Monday Jun-3-2019 8:00:06 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet Other Pickups Deluxe 1969 CHEVROLET TRUCK ORIGINAL MILE RESTORED SURVIVOR 4 WHEEL DRIVE BARN Find
$44,000.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 9:18:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $44,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1957 BIG back window CHEVY PICKUP!.very solid! Chevrolet 3200 glass nice patina
$3,995.00
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 20:34:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3,995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1970 Ford Mustang Convertible 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible
$19,900.00
End Date: Monday Jun-3-2019 10:46:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19,900.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1972 Chevrolet Other Pickups Custom Deluxe 1972 Chevrolet C/K 10 Series for sale!
$5,400.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 22:09:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6,400.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Chevrolet Other Pickups LT 3500 Chevrolet Dually
$18,628.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 15:30:48 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1951 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup Truck: Nice body, runs and drives, Original condition
$2,025.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 17:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat 86,372 Miles Pale Adobe Metallic 4D SuperCrew 5.0L V8 FFV
$10,100.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 16:15:53 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Ford Mustang S Code 390 4 BBL 1969 Ford Mustang S Code Coupe 390 4 BBL Top Loader 4 Speed
$31,500.00 (62 Bids)
End Date: Saturday May-25-2019 12:18:45 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT 26,643 Miles Black 2D Coupe 3.6L V6 SIDI VVT 6-Speed A
$2,000.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 12:57:45 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
$10,100.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 20:30:08 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 1969 Mustang Mach 1
$22,500.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 12:44:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 2000 C5 Corvette
$14,100.00 (4 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 23:00:44 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1966 Ford Other Pickups Custom ford econoline pickup 1966 NO RESERVE
$6,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 9:05:21 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Napco 4x4 restomod build
$1,500.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 19:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1991 Ford Mustang Convertible GT NO RESERVE!!! 1991 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1993
$3,550.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 18:00:33 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1960 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1960 GMC Custom Crew Cab Truck
$1,625.00 (11 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 4:00:44 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1971 Chevrolet C-10 Base 1971 Chevrolet C-20 Dually
$400.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 10:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups Deluxe 1957 Chevy 3200 Pacific Bell Utility Truck
$9,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 11:56:21 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2018 Ford F-150 PLATINUM LIFTED FORD CREW CAB PLATINUM 4X4 ECOBOOST LEATHER NAV ROOF CUSTOM WHEELS TIRES
$35,100.00 (20 Bids)
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 13:02:30 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 289 V8 Automatic Matching # WORLDWIDE AUCTION
$6,300.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 17:54:33 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet C-10 1969 Chevrolet C-10 C10 Custom one of a kind. Be the center of attention. Trades
$69,500.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 6:34:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet C-10 Base 1969 chevrolet c-10 shortbed stepside
$4,500.00
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 8:55:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Conv 327/365 Frame Off Resro 4 Spd Black/Black Nice !!!
$54,250.00
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 10:35:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $54,250.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang coupe 1965 Ford mustang
$18,000.00
End Date: Friday Jun-7-2019 16:23:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe S Coupe Automatic Back up Cam Sunroof 6.2L V8 2017 2016 2015 Camaro rs ss 1ss
$32,950.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 17:00:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32,950.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups Pickup 1946 Chevrolet Pickup - 350CI V8 - Automatic - Power Steering - Air Conditioning
$10,100.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 11:28:04 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Texas Direct Auto 2016 2LT Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$3.25 (5 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:01:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40,930.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list