It is undeniable that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette had a short lifespan, especially when compared to its predecessors. It was just out in the market for five years (2014 to 2019). Meanwhile, the C6 model lasted 8 years (2005 to 2013) and the C5, for 7 years (1997 to 2004). In fact, Chevrolet C1 was out in the market longer than the C7 (1953 to 1962).
With all these things stated, is it possible that the production years of C8 would run more than half a decade? If we answer yes to that question, it is completely plausible that the engineers and designers of Chevrolet are already planning for the initial layout of C9.
General Motors Design posted a sketch on Instagram that might show the design ideas for the Corvette C9. Alternatively, the sketch could indicate the prototype design for the C8. However, we don’t want to rule out that this one is a sneak peek for the C9. After all, Chevrolet has no plans going back to the front-engine design. The sketch on Instagram is a mid-engine. It is clear as day!
Furthermore, the “boomerang” air vents on the sides of the Corvette sketch are pretty similar to the C8s today. You’ll also notice that the front fenders of this drawing are a little more “enhanced” than the C8 Vette. A built-in rear spoiler is already hanging around, too.
We need to answer the next question that follows our speculations: will the Corvette C9 be an all-electric vehicle?
Right now, we are already speculating that the C8 will have a hybrid version in the coming years. Rumored, the C8 series will lead up to the creation of Zora–a 1,000-HP Corvette that will feature electric motors and all-wheel drive. It might get its power from a yet-to-be-revealed turbo V8 engine from General Motors.
Since General Motors already promised that it would take an all-electric future, it is likely possible that the next generation of Corvette will be electrified.