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The C8 Corvette has been teased to the press since man first walked on land, but it's finally going to be unveiled for real on July 18th, just a few weeks after the sale of the last C7. Every dollar from the sale will go to the Foundation. According to auto and Driver, the first Corvette model to debut will be the "base" C8 Stingray, powered by a revised version of the current model's 6.2-litre V8. As for exactly what engine will reside amidships, that's still unknown, but rumors have suggested a 520-horsepower V8 will be on offer. It's also been reported that at least some trims will get a dual-clutch automatic transmission to replace the current automatic. A number of higher performing Z06 and ZR1 variants, as well as a range-topping hybrid, will follow, all expected to use a newly-developed 5.5-liter DOHC V8. There's no official on-sale date yet, but given that Chevrolet is already rolling out a "Next-Generation Corvette" page on its consumer website, we feel certain that the order books will open by the end of 2019 at the latest.