Greased Lighting–Chevrolet Has A Special Announcement Coming Soon
Automatic, systematic, hydromatic… could it be greased lightnin’?
Yes, you Corvette connoisseurs, this special news IS regarding the 2019 Corvette Special Edition debuting at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this week. It appears in the process of creating the C8, Chevy heard the cries of C7 enthusiasts and decided to gift us with one last go-around–an all-new C7 Special Edition.
Now we don’t know much about it, heck—we won’t even be able to make it to the unveiling, but we expect nothing less than a Travolta-inspired introduction.
Last of its generation
While there’s no overhead lifters, and four-barrel quads, (oh yeah) we’re expecting up to 755 horsepower in the last of the C7’s. (And yes, the C7R race car will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona!) In fact, Chevy is already testing the all-new C8.R race car, which we can expect to meet at the 24-hour race at Daytona in 2020.
We know that you know that it’s not the first C7 special edition–if you recall the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition and 2018 Corvette Grand Sport and Z06 Carbon 65 Editions. But nonetheless, it is the latest, greatest and last of its kind.
Now as for the C8 road car, it’s been said to be revealed sometime this summer, and based on speculation, will likely bring a powerful 6.2-liter V-8 with it. It seems the Chevy Corvette is still giving us reasons to swoon over it. Critics are suggesting that further down the line, we might just see an all-wheel-drive C8 with a hybrid powertrain racking up approximately 1,000 horsepower.