Here are more spy images of the forthcoming, mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, which has been spotted here with less disguise than it had been wearing previously. Here is perhaps the best view of the C8-generation Corvette’s rump yet, and its tail lamp clusters appear to be a development of the shape applied to the current, C7-generation front-engined car.

As on the C7, the reverse lights are on the inboard cluster of the tail lamp, leaving the main tail lights and possibly indicators on the outboard section of the tail lamp assembly. This is also the first time the C8 Corvette’s rear end has been relatively uncovered to show a decklid-mounted spoiler, a rather modest item for what will be the first of numerous iterations of the C8 Corvette.

To recap, we previously reported that the C8-generation Corvette will likely use a Tremec TR-9007 dual-clutch automatic transmission, sending drive to the rear wheels. Exact engine details have yet to be confirmed. Back then, our sources also reported that Chevrolet trademarked the name ‘E-Ray’, indicating what is likely to be a sub-brand from electrification.

As such, this is in line with earlier reports that the C8 Corvette will be available as a hybrid, likely also as a plug-in hybrid version and perhaps even as a fully electric model. With the current C7 Corvette set to continue on into 2022, this mid-engined C8 model has been tipped to join to Corvette line-up, rather than immediately replace the current car, in 2019 as a 2020 model. Like what you see so far?