You Pretty Much Only Get Flashes of It
Now that Chevrolet has set a date for the C8 Corvette, the company will be releasing teasers over the course of the next few months to get people even more excited than they are. The first mid-engine Corvette ever is a big deal, and Chevy knows it. The company recently released a new teaser promo video for the upcoming car. It’s the first of its kind.
The first teaser focuses on the racing and performance aspect of Chevy’s supercar. The video does a quick countdown and then the clock runs quickly as flashes of the C8 and all of the other Corvettes that have come before it flashes across the screen.
At the end of the video, you get a quick roar of the engine, a flash of the C8 going across the screen and the date that the car will be debuted. It’s a quality 30-second spot, and it should do exactly what Chevy wants it to—get people excited about the car. Carscoops pointed out that there’s an image of Zora Arkus-Duntov used and a quick flash of an engine. It’s unclear what that means, though. Probably just a nod to the man who first thought up the mid-engine Corvette.
While the video is an entertaining teaser, there’s not much new info that can be gleaned from it. We noticed the timer ticks over the seven-minute mark, which is a common benchmark for the Nurburgring. We recently reported that the C7 Corvette ZR1 lapped that iconic track in 7:04. The end of the teaser is designed to indicate that the C8 Corvette will beat the seven-minute mark at the German tack. Time will tell. We think it probably could.