Article: This Is Likely the Mid-Engine Flat-Plane V-8 Corvette Z06 Testing Out in the Ope

January 23, 2020

By Brian Silvestro in Road & Track

The Corvette switching to a mid-engine layout is huge news, but it's not the only major change happening with the car. In October, Chevy revealed the race-ready C8.R, now packing a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine—a big step away from the pushrod V-8s found in the new road car and last-generation race car. A Chevy engineer confirmed the engine would make its way to a road-going Corvette, and this test car is likely it.

Read More:Click Here to read about the camouflaged C8 that has been spied running around San Diego, CA and sounds like a flat-plane crank C8. Then go to a previous article that explains the difference between this engine and the current cross-plane crank V8.

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