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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Reveal - Finally, A Mid-Engine Corvette!
- Published on Jul 20, 2019
- The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been revealed, and Carlos Lago shares all the details in this video. That means, finally, you can stop frantically typing "2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 mid-engine" in your search engine.
What does the first mid-engine Corvette mean for performance? More of it. Relocating the drivetrain to the middle of the car means better braking, acceleration and handling. The 6.2-liter V8 makes 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and it's connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The radical structural change means an entirely new suspension design - coil-over dampers replace transverse leaf-springs - and Chevy says the mid-engine Corvette can generate nearly 1g laterally on all-season tires.
A few key Corvette elements remain. The roof is removable. The performance-enhancing optional Z51 package includes larger brake rotors, upgraded cooling, its own final drive ratio, front brake cooling and a performance exhaust. The clever electronically controlled limited-slip differential manages torque between the rear wheels. An upgraded version of Magnetic Ride Control is optional, as is Chevy's stellar Performance Traction Management system.
The biggest worry for Corvette traditionalists is cargo volume. There are now two trunks - one front and one rear - that offer a combined 12.6 cubic feet of space. Chevy says the front compartment can fit a carry-on-size bag and a laptop bag. Yet, total storage falls short of the last-generation Corvette, whose 15 cubic feet under its hatchback made it the world's most practical sports car.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Price and Release Date:
Pricing has not yet been announced, and production begins in late 2019.
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