The Chevrolet Corvette manufacturing plant was shut down in July, but recent news reports that the assembly plant reopens on the 6th November, in line with the 2019 Corvette release date before the end of 2018.
Although Chevrolet is yet to confirm whether or not the inbound Corvette becomes the highly-anticipated mid-engine model, the recent image illustrates that the development has considerably progressed. Rumor also claims that the car is likely to hit the North American Auto Show at the end of next year.
2019 Corvette – Unique Styling
Regarding the plant upgrades, the new paint shop is specifically designed to optimize the carbon fiber performance. According to Bowling Green Assembly communications representative, one Lauren Langille, the manufacturer uses various materials in the Corvette body panels. Due to this change, the new Corvette will convey better paint finish and appearance.
There is no doubt that the 2019 Corvette is a bit more striking than the current model. Despite its massive camouflage, we noticed that its proportions reflect those of a typical supercar. The upcoming Corvette is not any taller than a Huracan, and they are almost identical as far as sizes go.
Contrary to other Chevrolet vehicles, the 2019 Corvette gets a unique styling scheme that would enable it to contest in a much higher class. From our spy images, the mid-engine is evident. However, the car appears to be lacking aggressive aerodynamic features that would proclaim active aerodynamics.
Perhaps the reason behind this is that GM plans to unveil the base version of the 2019 Corvette first, then more aerodynamic models follow suit. When we take a peek at the interior, it is evident that this car will mirror its immediate predecessor. It has only two seats and features nearly the same elements as most priced vehicles from $100,000. The materials inside the cabin are of the highest quality standards.
2019 Corvette – Powertrain Rumors
The 2019 Corvette engine is one of the unknown factors, but plenty of rumors and speculations are currently hovering online. The first prediction has it that the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette comes with a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine, while others suggest the likelihood for hybrid powertrains. We tend to think the right engine should be somewhere in the middle.
By now, nearly all of us are aware that GM revived the trademark for their LT5 drivetrain just recently. We are also mindful that the company has been working on a lightweight motor for quite some time now. Therefore, the redesigned Corvette is likely to present the successor of GM’s latest DOHC V-8 from the C4 Chevy Corvette.
The next-gen Corvette should include a 6.2-liter engine. This engine will produce 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque in its range-topping tune. If this news is anything to go by, then the revived Corvette will match its European rivals when it comes to performance and value for money.
2019 Corvette – Arrival Date and Cost
The information as it stands is very scarce. We expect the new Corvette to arrive before the end of next year. The basic version will cost somewhere in the region of $60.000. More equipped variants will grow in both strength and price.