Here it is, the much-rumoured, mid-engined Corvette that is set to arrive after the current C7-generation model lifecycle. Prior to this, the latest Corvette test mule to emerge in images was the still-upcoming Corvette ZR1, which has been said to employ turbocharging rather than supercharging, as installed in the Corvette Z06.

Exact powertrain details have yet to be confirmed, though word is that the new, mid-engined ‘Vette will come with three engine options – two conventional petrol powertrains, and one hybrid. Construction-wise, this next Corvette is said to employ the use of carbon-fibre as well as sheet moulding composites, a form of glass-fibre reinforced polyester (GRP).

It remains to be seen what kind of engine outputs the mid-engined Corvette will boast of – currently, the Z06 produces 650 hp and 861 Nm of torque, with the upcoming ZR1 said to top the 700 hp mark.

The upcoming mid-engined Corvette is due for production in January 2019 at the manufacturer’s plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with the roll-out of all mid-engined variants set for mid-2021. The current, front-engined Corvette is expected to stay in production until around the same time.

Alongside the Ford GT, the next Chevrolet Corvette will join the rarefied ranks of mid-engined American supercars when it comes to market.