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Chevy May Be Developing a Secret Hybrid Corvette C8

2020 Chevy Corvette | Bangor, ME

The auto world has been speculating that Chevrolet may be secretly developing a hybrid Corvette C8, and the speculation was only accelerated by spy photos taken in a few months ago.

Autoweek and other auto news sites first noticed that the fuse block of the 2020 Corvette C8, the first mid-engine Corvette ever made, is equipped with two fuses that point toward a future hybrid model. The owner’s manual for the C8 shows one fuse in particular designed to work with a lithium-ion battery.

This information dropped in early March, with auto writers theorizing that Chevy had equipped the Corvette C8 with the infrastructure for a hybrid option so that the groundwork was already in place for future development. Then, in late March, spy photos showed a camouflaged Corvette with heavy-duty electric cabling attached, implying testing of some kind of electric powertrain.

There’s a slight possibility this is the future 2023 Corvette ZR1, but most journalists quickly dismissed that idea, since the spotted Corvette didn’t have the exterior aerodynamic parts we’re guaranteed to see on the upcoming supercar.

We don’t know yet when a hybrid version of the C8 might release, or even whether the Corvette C8 Hybrid will be a regular or plug-in hybrid. The spy photos didn’t show a charging port, but the fuse box and does feature a slot to power a device that emits a noise when a car is in electric-only mode.

Whether or not the hybrid Corvette C8 does, or will ever, exist, it’s certainly an exciting prospect. In the meantime, swing by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor and take a look at our inventory of Chevy hybrids and EVs.

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Chip Miller Foundation Offering 2020 Corvette for Charity

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Bangor, ME

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is giving away a new 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette. This new Corvette has a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine delivering 495 horsepower and a maximum speed of 184mph. Don’t miss your chance to win a Z51 version of this car by donating to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Better hurry, the 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette is almost sold out.

The closing date to enter is May 1, 2020, and entries must be completed by 5:00 pm EDT. The drawing will be held on May 1, 2020, at 6:00 pm EDT at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. The grand prize is an incredible 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette $75,000.

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation was founded to help people who have amyloidosis and help raise awareness about the condition. Amyloidosis comes in several forms, some fatal. It involves the buildup of proteins that cause stiffening of tissues, including the heart.

Funds from the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation are used to educated people about symptoms and early detection, which increases treatment options and leads to a better quality of life for sufferers. Funds also go toward research for a cure to this debilitating condition.

Please join all of us at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor in celebrating the memory of Chip Miller. For a chance to drive away in the most advanced Corvette of all time while potentially saving countless lives, consider donating to the Chip Miler foundation before the deadline.

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