Chevrolet’s next generation of mid-engine Corvette is unfortunately still under the wraps. Earlier reports suggested that an unprecedented electrical complication that was found in the iteration has delayed its timeline by at least six months. Now a recent patent filing that was done by General Motors might hint at more features on the new car.

Enthusiast site MidEngine Corvette Forum recently discussed a patent filing by General Motors that showed technical drawings of a power swinging-door mechanism installed on the car. However, these are not expected to be like the ones seen in a Lamborghini Aventador. These will most likely be normal car doors that open the old fashioned way- but electronically.

The application filed with The United States Patent and Trademark Office states that the system works via “a rotary actuator, position sensor, and controller” to automatically open the door

While this might add to the comfort and convenience of the car, we can also look at some extra pounds because of the tech, which is something that designers prefer avoiding on a performance car such as the Corvette.

The application filed with The United States Patent and Trademark Office states that the system works via “a rotary actuator, position sensor, and controller” to automatically open the door. This might not sound different from any of the power-opening hatch, just applied to a door. Reports suggest that it uses sensors to determine wind grade and other external forces acting on the door while its opening and it compensates accordingly.

Earlier reports suggested that an unprecedented electrical complication that was found in the iteration has delayed its timeline by at least six months

Earlier this month, the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette was spotted testing its chops on the Sebring racetrack at night. While there is not much to take away visually because of the dark confines of the racetrack, the silhouette is largely similar to the early batch of spy shots of the C8 Corvette. The lights are on, giving us a hint to what the final version’s headlamps and taillamps will look like. And judging by the twin pops of blue flame that momentarily appear after a gearshift, perhaps Chevrolet is dropping the famed inline quad-pipe setup that has become sort of a signature of the Corvette.

 

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