We’ll eventually see this bad boy in all its glory

Like a unicorn that pops up whenever it feels like it, the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is arguably one of the most sought-after test mules in the business today. Sightings have increased in frequency in the last few months, and the latest one shows the Corvette prancing around in Colorado, still decked in thick black wraps with some camouflage thrown in for good measure.

The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette actually didn’t show by itself this time. Look a little closer and you’ll also notice that a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is keeping it in close company. The video, which comes to us by way of CorvetteBlogger, shows the two prototypes going on a few test runs, presumably doing high-altitude testing in Leadville, Colorado, a place that sits 10,152 feet above sea level. If Chevy wanted to do this kind of test on its upcoming supercar, this would be the place to do it.

The video itself lasts almost four minutes, and while a good part of it involves the ZR1 obstructing the view of the car we really want to see, we still get a few good moments seeing the mid-engined ‘Vette and its bulkier-than-usual rear section.

Video: Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Caught Testing Next To The ZR1
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There have been rumors that the Corvette will feature, not one, not two, but three different engines

We still don’t know what kind of engine is hiding underneath that body, but there have been rumors that the Corvette will feature, not one, not two, but three different engines. According to the birds, the base version will feature a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that will have 460 horsepower on tap. The second version, presumably the middle-tier model, will have the same 4.2-liter, biturbo, V-8 as the Cadillac CR6 V-Sport with the output pegged at around 650 horsepower. Then there’s the range-topping version, the model that’s been described as a supercar using the Corvette name. Word on the street is that it will carry a 5.5-liter, biturbo, V-8 engine. More importantly, output has been pegged at 850 horsepower, more than what most of today’s Italian, British, and German supercars have at their disposal.

With these kinds of rumors floating around, it’s no wonder that the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is getting tremendous hype and buzz. It’s still unclear when Chevrolet plans to pull the covers off of the supercar, but given the nature of these test runs and the expected timetable of its development, we might not see it in-the-flesh until the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January.

Further reading

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

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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