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The 2020 C8 Corvette Rear End Picture Leaked Ahead of the Official July 18th Reveal

After all of the renderings, all of the speculation, all of the spy shots, we finally get a glimpse at the real deal of the 2020 C8 Corvette and it looks exactly like the renderings.
Posted: July 8, 2019 - 12:17PM
Author: Justin Nohe


To be clear, it’s not really certain yet whether this is really the C8 Corvette or not, but I am thinking it is. A close look at the photo against spy shots we’ve seen up to this point basically proves this. Where, or when, the photo was taken, no one knows yet but it is very likely a C8 Corvette in the manufacturing plant. The picture shows an Elkhart Lake Blue 2020 Corvette with the wing spoiler that no one really seems to like the look of. It appears to be the same as what we’ve all seen on the test mules, most notably the C8 Corvettes at the Nurburgring that are currently testing the cooling system.

What Exactly Are We Looking At Here?

We finally get to see the production tail light design which shows a slightly clear lens similar to the C7 Corvette Z06/ZR1 tail lights. The tail lights look quite similar to the lights we recently saw on the C8.R testing at night and we also know from several different mule sightings that they will have a sequential turn signal setup. The bottom portion of the rear bumper pictured here is finished in mostly likely Carbon Flash, which is basically black with a silver flake in it, a lot like the 7th generation Corvettes which definitely helps give the car an amazing look. It's a color combination that GM concocted with the Corvette and it works! There is a very good chance this is the car we are going to see on stage in a few days.

If it feels like you've seen this car before it's because you have. The renderings of the C8 Corvette done by Chazcron over at the have been spot on down to the smallest detail. If this picture is the real deal then I have to seriously question Chazcrons renderings as they are almost as if he's seen the car without camo on it before. This is a rendering in blue that Chazcron did hours before this photo from the plant leaked and as you can see, it's identical!

C8 Corvette
Image is from The MidEngineCorvetteForum and used with permission.

Where Was This Photo of The 2020 C8 Corvette Taken?

The specific location of the car in this photo is unknown at this point but it definitely appears to have been taken at some sort of manufacturing plant, likely in Bowling Green, KY. It appears to be on a lift of some sort surrounded by yellow chains which really tells me we're looking at the car fresh out of it's manufacturing process. I have to wonder if this picture is indicative of more to follow or if this is the only one we're going to get. It's great to finally get a picture of what this all new Corvette is going to look like ahead of the reveal date but now it's got me wanting more!

Chevrolet is set to reveal the all new mid-engine Corvette on July 18 and I'm betting we're going to see the car shown in this leaked image.

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Image is from The MidEngineCorvetteForum and used with permission.

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Ed (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 2:12PM

Camaro lives on in this image of the C8 Chevy Corvette. GM has rumored a mid-engine Corvette since the days of Duntov. And this design is the best they can cone up with?

Chris (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 2:13PM

Everyone will complain and say, they don’t like it. Eventually, everyone will want one. Some might not be able to afford new, so they will bash it. Once it’s a $20k car they will buy it and say, it’s the best thing since slice bread. I’ve watched it happen for the c6 generation, the c7 generation, and I’ll watch it happen for the c8 generation.

Tux (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 2:15PM

It has some simple comparisons to the ZL1 Camaro but then again they are relative with the same parents. But under no circumstances are they the same... My buddy Tim Fisher mentioned this to Harlan Charles recently and the reaction he received back was priceless. Make no mistake this is all Corvette from the badge up front to the all you get to see from the line taillights.

Justin Nohe    July 8, 2019 - 2:46PM

In reply to by Tux (not verified)

I heard this same comment and I'm hoping it's true. I'm going to wait until July 18th to make any final decisions but so far I'm not liking what I'm seeing. I hope it all comes together on the 18th!

Will (not verified)    July 8, 2019 - 2:17PM

This picture of the 2020 Corvette C8 looks like a Camaro to me. While I love the Camaro for what it is, I'm having a hard time getting excited for the look of the C8. I hope it at least performs, and maybe the rest will grow on me.