Chevrolet Teases C8-Based Performance Car That Won't Be Called A Corvette

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

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.

[Image: Chevrolet]

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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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  • El scotto El scotto on Nov 28, 2022

    Lemme see, over at the MB dealership, doctors, lawyers, and your run-of-the-mill high-powered executives would kick each other in the shins; except they wouldn't want to scuff their Gucci loafers or mess up the crease of their $1200 slacks, to be allowed to get on the list to buy an AMG Benz.

    Now over at GM, the Corvette engine is the holy of the holiest. You might be able to buy a Camaro with a Corvette engine but you'll pay what a Corvette costs. Put a Corvette engine in a lowly Silverado? Might as well ask to have deviant sex with a GM VP's U of M attending daughter. And film it too.

    GM should put their best engine in every vehicle it will fit in. Then send dealers wheelbarrows to haul around the extra cash.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Nov 28, 2022

    "GM should put their best engine in every vehicle it will fit in."

    The "HellCat" strategy.

    That would be the LT2?

    • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Nov 29, 2022

      Best engine in every car. Simple aye? But impossible. Evil GM puts blind spot behind a pay wall on every car. It s standard on many competitors. Last year I looked up a base Escalade YES ESCALADE. No bsw. That fine sir is sheet.

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 29, 2022

    Electric Corvette with a new name.

  • Joh65690876 Joh65690876 on Dec 15, 2022

    E-Vette Supercar??? I’ll think I’ll take a nap and dream about a red lining C6 ZO6