2020 Mid-Engined Corvette Chases BMW M5 in Nurburgring Testing Extravaganza

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2020 Corvette Chases BMW M5 on Nurburgring2020 Corvette Chases BMW M5 on Nurburgring2020 Corvette Chases BMW M5 on Nurburgring2020 Corvette Chases BMW M5 on Nurburgring
It's been about a week since the 2020 incarnation of the Chevrolet Corvette set wheel on the Nurburgring. And the engineers behind the wheel continue to push the prototypes hard, with a recent test session delivering serious spectacle.
For one thing, the Ring might be the world's longest active racetrack but sometimes the Green Hell is not big enough for two prototypes. And, in this case, we're talking about the C8 Chevrolet Corvette and the 2018 BMW M5.

The two met during a recent testing session that saw the 'Vette doing its thing on the Ring, with this inevitably hunting the Bimmer.

As for the rest of the two-minute clip, this is also worthy of your attention, since it's focused on the 'Vette. And the most important side of the video is the aural one - judging by the decibels of this clip, it looks like we're dealing with a naturally aspirated V8.

Truth be told, this doesn't come as a surprise. After all, the 2020 Corvette is expected to pack an atmospheric V8 as a base motor, so perhaps this will be animated by an evolution of the LT1 motor on the current C7 and sixth-generation Camaro SS.

Forum chat also mentions a twin-turbo V8 as the big boy motor and we're expecting this to be offered in multiple states of tune.

As for the aesthetic side, keep in mind that the mid-engined Corvette is at least a year away from its debut. This means that you really can't trust the current prototypes in terms of the styling.

From the heavy camouflage to the provisional elements, such as the front and rear light clusters, there are multiple bits and pieces that will change en route to the showroom.

Speaking of change here's to hoping that the transition to the mid-engined layout doesn't do too much damage to the price tag of the 'Vette.

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