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Mid-Engined Corvette C8 Set for July Unveil

Mid-engined Corvette C8 production car set for July 18 unveil…

Photo: GM

The next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled on July 18, executives from GM have confirmed during a charity event in New York.

Grabbing attention in midtown Manhattan, GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra drove a camouflaged Corvette C8 to the “Footsteps to the Future” gala, where the automaker announced plans to auction the final production Corvette C7 this summer.

All proceeds of the auction of the black 2019 Zo6 model, set to go on the block at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast in Connecticut on June 28, will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

“GM, GMC and Chevrolet support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to injured and fallen military members, first responders and their families,” said Barra.

“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18.”

Details on Chevrolet’s launch of its next-gen Corvette beyond the reveal date have not been released, although the car, in camo, has been spotted in numerous locations around the world in recent months.

Sportscar365 even caught the GTE version of the mid-engined C8.R testing at Road America last August.

It’s understood a timeline for the Pratt & Miller-built race car’s unveil has not yet been established but is expected to debut no later than the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Photo: GM

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John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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