C8 Corvette Front Shot Leaked on YouTube!

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Grainy picture of what appears to be a C8 Corvette reveals the uncovered front end of the Chevy sports car.

The next generation of the Chevrolet Corvette is scheduled to make its grand debut next week, but by the time it is officially introduced, there might not be much that we haven’t seen. A picture of what we believe is the rear end of the C8 spread quickly across social media yesterday, and today, we might have a look at the undisguised front end of the mid-engine Corvette.

The video above comes from the Street Speed 717 YouTube channel after the team at Jalopnik found it and somehow, the footage includes what appears to be a shot of the new Corvette from the front. It isn’t a great picture, but for those folks who don’t have enough of an imagination to see through the black-and-white camouflage used in the official teaser images of the next Chevy sports car, this is a good chance to see the face of the future ‘Vette.

Corvette Revealed

The focus of the video above is how the YouTuber Mike plans to buy a C8 when they come to market. In the video, he talks about the recently leaked rear end image, kind of complaining about the design and the lack of vents. He also points out that he is basing that opinion on a single shot of the rear end, but around the 6:40 mark of the video, he points out that he has a picture of the new Corvette from the front.

C8 Corvette Leaked

Then, at the 6:47 mark in the video, we see what certainly appears to be the next generation Corvette in blue, completely uncovered, from the front corner. The image is very grainy and it has been cropped tightly to hide the background. But we get a great look at the front end and the passenger’s side.

As expected, the C8 has a series of large vents running across the front, with a short hood and a set of sharply-angled headlights. The front end is awfully high, but that could also have been done when the image was being edited and cropped prior to being shared in the video.

Along the sides, we can see a huge vent, perfect for providing air to a mid-mounted engine, while the rear quarter panel appears to continue straight to the back of the car, providing the high-sitting tail that we saw in yesterday’s leak on Instagram.

Real or Not?

It is hard to imagine where this YouTuber got a picture of the C8 Corvette ahead of the grand debut, but it certainly appears to be a real picture. There is, of course, the possibility that this is a very well done photoshop of a spy shot of a camouflaged car, or a computer generated image. The graininess of the image would hide any problems that come with someone creating the image. But in any case, when the new Corvette debuts next week, we expect that it will look a whole lot like the blue car shown in this video.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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