Tucking a V-8 between the occupants and the rear-wheel centerlines meant that the driver’s compartment moved forward 16.5 inches compared with the C7’s, hard up against the front wheel wells. Chevy claims that it’s much easier to enter and exit the C8 than most other mid-engined sports cars.
From a front-three-quarters view, you can really see how much the rear bodywork flares out. “You’d be amazed at the size of the heat exchangers packed in there. There are twin fuel tanks, too, one on each side. It’s a packaging miracle,” says Juechter.