Chevrolet Teases C8-Based Performance Car That Won't Be Called A Corvette
General Motors president (and, IIRC, former TTAC commenter) Mark Reuss had quite the Investor Day reveal -- Chevrolet has a C8-based performance car in the works. And it won't share the iconic Corvette nomenclature.
Autoblog has the deets. Reuss was asked about the Corvette and he first previewed a high(er)-performance trim -- one that is apparently different from the upcoming electrified car. Possibly it's the next ZR1.
Then he added something else. Reuss previewed what he called an "incredible performance car". He said it would "put the world on notice" and also "set the standard of the world for performance for Chevrolet."
He further said it would be on the C8 platform, but avoided the word Corvette.
So, what is it? Could it be the rumored C8-based crossover or sedan? Both of which are said to be electrified, if not fully electric.
Or is it something else? I guess we'll see.
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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 Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. 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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