Corvette Interior Pic Leaks Ahead of C8 Reveal

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I’m in California today so that I can see the new Chevrolet C8 Corvette in the flesh. The reveal will take place later tonight.

In advance of that event, friend of TTAC Bozi Tatarevic has tweeted out a photo of the car’s interior. It looks, um, interesting.

The pic appears to be a press photo, and it shows a center-stack infotainment screen oriented to the driver, and a whole lot of buttons among a handrail along the center console. I really do mean a lot of buttons. Jalopnik counted 20 buttons, and my count is close — I tallied 19. Given how hard it is to see all the buttons, the discrepancy isn’t surprising. Either way, it’s an odd design.

Still not a fan of the steering wheel but the rest looks pretty nice.

— Bozi Tatarevic (@hoonable) July 18, 2019

Other notable details include what looks like a push-button shifter and what looks to me like some sort of mouse-like controller for the infotainment system. The gauge cluster looks digital, and the infotaiment system appears to use MyLink.

We’ll see the whole thing in the flesh tonight — check back tomorrow morning for the full skinny, complete with pics and my initial hot take.

[Image thanks to Bozi Tatarevic]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Mark Mark on Jul 19, 2019

    @Best_Ever - "....that’s not a Corvette."

  • Acd Acd on Jul 19, 2019

    Did Alfa Romeo help out with button placement?

  • Craiger Craiger on Jul 20, 2019

    Chevrolet has a configurator set up. You can pan and zoom in the interior.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Jul 22, 2019

    It is odd that there at 19-20 buttons on the side of a vehicle that is designed to go fast - at what point can someone traveling at the speed that they'll push this hideous mid-engined horseless carriage actually FIND the button they want without killing themselves and others? This is the most insane idea for interior design ever. And to think people were whining in the 1950's and 60's about push button automatic transmissions. Going 80 mph trying to find the right button is going to be so precious. And since only oldsters will be able to purchase this at a price that will well exceed the bait and switch $60k price, Corvette will start culling the limited pool of idiots who will buy this. Progress at GM - moving the engine from front to mid-engined under the excuse that it improves performance. I didn't realize engine performance was limited by having the engine in the front. And handling and cornering was not a deficit in the prior version at highway speeds. So the excuse given is specious. I think that GM sold itself that because it wanted a mid-engined product 40 years ago that they vowed they would do it now while they have the money to build it. After this weak effort and the cowardly cancelling of the Camaro, there is precious little to find MODERN about GM.