As we inch closer to the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette's July 18 reveal, the drip-feed of 'Vette-related tidbits continues to, well, drip. According to a MidEngineCorvetteForum.com post by one of the site's co-founders and admins, invites to the much-hyped debut have gone out and the event will take place in sun-soaked Orange County, California, something which Chevy allegedly confirmed to Motor1.
If you ask us, the decision to debut the mid-engined C8 in SoCal is telling of a shift in the car's target image. Taking the wraps off on a manicured California lawn is a marked departure from Detroit, Bowling Green, or even New York—locales that are arguably more fitting for the Corvette's status as a blue-collar hero. But hey, if you're gonna stick the engine in the middle like those fancy Europeans at Ferrari and McLaren do, you'd better be ready to party like a fancy European.
Or maybe we're reading too much into things and Chevy's PR department just wanted an excuse to hit up PCH and munch on In-N-Out. In any case, the event will begin July 18 at 8 p.m. local time and be live-streamed in case you can't make it out or, more likely, weren't invited.