Chevrolet just dropped a piping-hot teaser trailer for its new eighth-generation Corvette, and, boy, does it have us pumped. The new video, titled “Let’s Go,” prominently features famed ’Vette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, whose likeness has also appeared as an Easter Egg within the new car’s black-and-white camouflage scheme.
“Is your seatbelt fastened?” Zora asks. “Alright, let’s go.” And with that, we are treated to a highlight reel of C8 screaming around Germany’s iconic Nürburgring. The on-track clips are momentarily interrupted by flashing images of historically significant Corvettes, including all prominent mid-engine concepts throughout the years.
Meanwhile, the on-screen stopwatch counts up, finally reaching 07.18.19 as the camo-clad prototype rumbles by. While this number has been confirmed by GM as the official release date for the next-gen Corvette, it is also suspiciously reminiscent of a lap time. Could this also be the base model C8’s potential ’Ring record? It’s all speculation, of course, but it would mean the C8 is one second faster than the 638-horsepower C6 ZR1’s sprint—no small feat for a car that’s rumored to be in the range of 460–500 ponies.
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