It’s another day, here’s another mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette rumor. This time it is additional CAD drawings that show what appears to be the car’s twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.
The authenticity of these images is virtually impossible to verify, but they do look convincing. If true, we see an obvious DOHC V-8 engine with pluming for two turbochargers in an engine cradle that is clearly a mid-engine format. Perhaps it goes without saying that an engine of this magnitude could easily generate in excess of 700 horsepower.
This is likely the Corvette’s LT7 engine, which is rumored to be the flagship engine option in the C8 Corvette. This twin-turbo V-8 is expected to be classified as a Generation 6 V-8 engine within the GM world. Two other engine options are expected on the mid-engine Corvette.
The latest information suggests the C8 Corvette will go into production in January 2019. When GM will decide to reveal the car is unknown at this time and, of course, they’re being tight-lipped about all things Corvette right now.
The internet has revealed the C8 Corvette will include a DOHC twin-turbo V8. It's called the LT7 and it will likely form the basis of GM's next-generation V8 engine architecture… pic.twitter.com/j7G1AQAsbL
— Michael Accardi (@ninonessuno) December 26, 2017