Chevrolet must know we love finding Easter Eggs. In their latest teaser for the 8th Generation Corvette, we have glimpses of the past along with a look inside the new engine. Starting off with Zora Arkus-Duntov preparing to race, it ends on a curious number. Did Chevrolet just leak the C8 Corvettes’s ‘Ring Lap Time?
From a shot of him drifting up Pike’s Peak in CERV1 to his last creation, the CERV3, there are several subliminal shots of mid-engine Corvette prototypes. The CERV2 was AWD with a 577 big block, and the Aerovette was a turbo rotary tester. The final teaser is a cutaway of the new LT2 V8. It is the base model engine and it has brilliant details.
Check out the 2-stage oil pump along with two timing chains. Where in world is that front chain going? Perhaps the high pressure fuel pump is now up front? In the closing shot we see the C8 cross the finish line with 7:13.10 on the clock.
They could be random numbers, but what if they represent a lap of the Nordschleife lap time? It would be .80 seconds faster than the current Corvette Z06, and only .10 seconds slower than the Porsche 918 Spyder. Tell us what you think in the comments below and stay with us for all your Corvette news.