Video: Hear the Mid-engined Corvette’s Twin-Turbo V-8 Roar under Full Throttle
First off-the-line sprint caught on videoby Ciprian Florea, on
Chevrolet’s mid-engined Corvette is no longer just a rumor. We’ve spotted several prototypes testing on public roads, and we already know a few things about the car from insiders and the rumor mill. It’s long been speculated that Chevy will use forced-induction to give the mid-ship Vette supercar-like performance and this new video comes to confirm just that.
The mid-engine Corvette is expected to hit the market with at least 700 horsepower, so it should be quick too
Granted, forced induction is far from new when it comes to Corvettes, as the ZR1 has been using a supercharger for decades now. But it seems that Chevy will ditch the blower in favor of a twin-turbo arrangement for the mid-engined Corvette. Spotted making an off-the-line sprint on a highway, this upcoming Vette sounds like it’s hiding a twin-turbocharged V-8 under the hood. It also seems that it’s using an automatic transmission. Needless to say, it doesn’t sound as appealing as a naturally aspirated muscle car, but it definitely has an aggressive exhaust note that mimics that of a race car.
The mid-engine Corvette is expected to hit the market with at least 700 horsepower, so it should be quick too. The use of turbocharging will give the supercar decent fuel economy too, compared to a supercharged or naturally aspirated alternative. Stay tuned for updates on this vehicle, we’ll be back as soon as we have more info.
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