Tag: #Katech

Look out Ferrari and Lambo, Mid-Engine C8 Rumored to Be Coming For You!

General Motors racing partner, Katech, is the latest responsible for a leak regarding a rumored mid-engine C8 ZR1. Before Corvette Racing decided to bring their Racing engines in-house, the engines were created by Katech. Until recently, it was discovered that Katech had a page on their website dedicated to the C8 ZR1/Zora LT5. This portion of the web page has since been removed, which makes us that much more curious!

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette

This crumb of evidence from Katech’s website just helps to fuel other rumors we’ve heard regarding the C8 mid-engine being offered in the base ZR1 model, as well as the high-performance Zora trim-line.

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette

Not only has Katech’s internet gaffe got the wheels in our mind rolling, but GM’s recent announcement for a $290 million investment into Corvette’s Bowling Green, Kentucky production facility has us giddy with excitement! It sure would take a lot of money, maybe $290 million even, to transform the production facility into one that’s capable of creating this mid-engine monster! We don’t know about you, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this game-changing rumor as we anxiously await this 2018 release!

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette