But will it keep the V8?
Switching from a front-engined layout to a mid-engined one is the most significant change Chevrolet has ever made to the legendary Corvette. The move wasn’t easy. Chevy started the project by mounting an engine in the back of a Holden Ute to prove the concept. It seems to have paid off though, as the C8 Corvette is far more advanced than the car it replaces and everyone is wondering when another automaker will release a mid-engined competitor.
As it turns out, the next mid-engined American sports car won’t be coming from Ford or Fiat Chrysler. Instead, it will be coming from Chevy who today announced that the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro will be mid-engined.
So what does this mean for the Camaro’s V8 engine? Well, if both cars offered the same LT2 V8 producing 490 horsepower, we aren’t sure why you wouldn’t just get the Corvette. This leads us to believe Chevy will likely downsize the Camaro’s engine options, only offering a choice of turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 options, possibly even a hybrid.
Muscle car fans may bemoan the loss of the V8 but with several rumors pointing towards an all-electric Camaro in 2023, we feel this mid-engined car is the more exciting alternative. The Camaro will likely be smaller and lighter than the Corvette and unlike its big brother, could even offer the option of a manual transmission.