In April, GM President Mark Reuss teases next year’s arrival of a four-wheel drive Chevrolet Corvette with a short video of the aforementioned Corvette spinning all its wheels in the snow. Someone got more of that shot, Corvette Forum user Corvette_Nut posted it in a thread. About 30 seconds long, some of the footage is longer shots that we got from the April shoot, but also has new content. It’s the kind of winter test video we’re used to seeing from European automakers in late winter, early in the new year when engineer at Rivian and Koenigsegg takes their toys to the Arctic Circle. We’ve never seen anything like it from Corvette. We look forward to more.
Of course, there are many other topics full of debate about what makes E-Ray. Some worry that the extra horsepower won’t justify the weight penalty of the front power equipment. Some are expecting additional traction available from the top thanks to front-wheel drive. Some wonder what the engine cover will look like; prototype wears blacked out rear window. Some wonder if the extended front splitter will be standard or an option. And pretty much everything that doesn’t sell with the monochromatic look that keeps popping up everywhere, such as above E-Ray configurator leaked. In short, it’s all the discussion you’d expect when longtime fans face big changes to their star player. GM engineers have succeeded to this extent with the new C8, however, we’ll give the benefit of the doubt.
Our favorite replies to forum members questioning what’s ahead coming from user Panfish, who wrote, “I’m waiting for the C9 to make all C8 variants obsolete. It can fly vertically at 500 feet per minute, sideways at 200 knots, has range. works 1000 miles, prints a $20 bill from an app dash and …” well, you’ll have to jump to Panfish’s comment to read the final fantasy feature. “The base price is $74,995, of course.” That might not be the specs of the car in the video above, but it’s worth a look anyway.