Alex Misoyannis • The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette’s interior has leaked ahead of its official reveal later today.
The C8’s interior is heavily driver-focused, with the leather trim and red stitching creating a ‘cocoon’ around them, based on the pictures posted by Bozi Tatarevic on Twitter.
In the centre of the dashboard is a large infotainment touchscreen pointing towards the driver. Below the screen are the shift controls, which are now individual buttons as opposed to a traditional stick.
By far the most controversial change inside the cabin is the placement of the infotainment and climate control buttons. As the space where the C7’s controls were mounted is now occupied by gear shift buttons, Chevrolet has been forced to move the switches onto a single row dividing the driver and passenger.
While mounting the buttons in such a spot does save space and reduce clutter in the centre console, the large distance between the row and the driver means they could be hard to reach safely while on the move.
As revealed on Monday, the driver grips a squared-off steering wheel, which on the launch car is decorated with red stitching and a red 12 o’clock marker.
Behind it is a fully-digital instrument cluster, which features a tachometer and G-force meter, the latter of which is likely able to be changed to display other performance metrics such as lap time and exhaust mode.
You’ll only have to wait a couple hours to see the full car, as the eighth-generation Corvette makes its public debut at a live-streamed event at 1:15pm AEST.