The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted undergoing tests again, and it has been tipped to join the Corvette lineup in 2019 as a 2020 model. This new model will reportedly serve as the Corvette sub-brand’s halo model rather than replace the current C7 generation of models, which is expected to continue into the 2022 model year.

Exact engine details have yet to be confirmed, though our spy photographers say that transmission is likely to be a dual-clutch unit judging by accounts of ‘lightning-fast’ gearshifts. This finding corresponds with a Car and Driver report, which says that the TR-9007 unit by transmission maker Tremec will be the “one and only transmission available.”

Our sources also report that Chevrolet has trademarked the name “E-Ray”, which likely signifies a sub-brand for electrification. This is in line with earlier reports that there will be a hybrid version of the mid-engined Corvette, possibly a plug-in hybrid and maybe even the appearance of an all-electric version.

This outing also reveals the mid-engined Corvette’s tyre sizes, which measure 245/35R19 in front and 305/30R20 at the back, and are Michelin Pilot Sport 4S items on this particular test mule.

Aesthetically there isn’t much to be revealed as most of the car is literally still under wraps, though we can see here that the exhaust outlets are now further out toward the corners, rather than the relatively centralised units of the Corvettes past. Flaps in the fabric shrouding indicate that its door handles are mounted relatively low, beneath the crease line which runs within the wheelbase of the car.

A mid-engined supercar is a great departure for the Corvette brand. Do you like what you see, dear readers?