C8 Corvette Will Debut on July 18!

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2020 C8 Corvette 7.18.19

Announced on Instagram, countdown to the day of the mid-engine Vette’s arrival on the world stage begins.

While some of us were checking out the action out on the diamond, preparing to watch Tiger Woods fight his way to a fifth green jacket, or heading out to Richmond Raceway for some NASCAR excitement, General Motors dropped a big ass bombshell on the Corvette’s Instagram.

According to our friends over at CorvetteForum, July 18, 2019 will forever be the day the decades-long wait for the mid-engine Corvette ends at last, when the C8-era of America’s Sports Car arrives on the world stage.

2020 C8 Corvette Front Render

The C8 Corvette, set to leave the assembly line in December of this year, will have the V8 power now behind the heads of the driver and passenger, with the base model breathing naturally. A twin-turbo unit, which some fans have dubbed the C8-era of the Z06, could blow away the C7-era ZR1 with more than 800 horses on tap. A dual-clutch automatic is on the agenda to wrangle those wild stallions, while a manual option is being considered.

2020 C8 Corvette Rear Render

As for how much it will cost to own one of these new-fangled mid-engine Corvettes, Hagerty speculates the starting price would be around $60,000, which is a reasonable price when compared to its competitors from McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.

2019 Corvette ZR1

Alas, this also means the C7 era of the Corvette will come to an end. According to our friends at Motor Authority, the final C7 model, a black Z06, will be auctioned off at the next Barrett-Jackson affair at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut June 26 through 29, with proceeds going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Thus, there will be no blending of the eras in the final year of The New ’10s.

The only snag to the debut is, of course, where it will happen. July 18 happens to be the last full day of the National Corvette Restorers Society National Convention in Greenville, South Carolina. Maybe it’ll appear there?

Until we know for certain where to book our flights to catch the C8’s debut, you can sign up for updates via Corvette’s special ‘07.18.19’ page, or join the CorvetteForum forums to check out the latest rumors and news about the new Corvette.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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