The Corvette is a vehicle known for its performance and distinctive looks which are a result of sixty years of production and generations of design change. Corvette is a performance powerhouse manufactured by Chevrolet. Historically, engine has been placed in the front and the drive has been given to the rear wheels. It has been a two-door sports car for two passengers. GM gave a confirmation in early 2019 about the eighth generation Corvette, which was going to be a rear mid-engine configuration. Chevy has constantly made changes to the Corvette throughout its span, some survey suggested that people of older age preferred Chevy more than the other brands. There was a perception that Chevy is less famous among young generation. Once John Fitzpatrick, Corvette’s Marketing Manager said,” It’s the old saying, “Nobody wants to be seen driving an old man’s car, but everybody wants to be seen driving a young man’s car.” GM changed perception of that nature and made the next generation more aspirational to younger people.
The latest Corvette Stingray C8 has looks that could kill the lovers of the signature sports car of America. The new Corvette gets a mid-engine positioning which was not incorporated into its predecessor to keep the costs low. Breathtaking work has been taken from the previous models but the C8’s refreshed lines specially in the from side scoops add a new definition to the looks of Corvette and keep the ancestors alive. The transformation has majorly been done keeping in mind the newer generation as Corvette has always been known as a toy to the old man. The tail light has a lot resemblance from the predecessor but the design cues has made it jaw dropping.
The Stingray’s 6.2 litres LT V8 engine is same in terms of displacement but the output is
massively different, this powerhouse output is built at Tonawanda, New York engine facility of GM along with the other engines of the company. Further the C8 Corvette Stingray will be assembled at the Kentucky factory of GM. The new LT2 engine is said to be the most powerful till yet as it produces 495 horsepower @ 6450 rpm and 637 Nm of torque @ 5150 rpm. The power is massive and the car is available with the optional performance exhaust. The engine propels the rear wheels through a Dual-clutch eight speed automatic gearbox. It reaches the mark of 100 within 3 seconds. Since the C8 took a long time to show up, speculations are a hybrid and electric versions are the next surprises from GM. The optional Z5I performance package makes the C8 fun to drive.
A lot has been done to the cabin to make it peppier. The steering wheel has a new hexagonal shape with the controls mounted on it. Custom performance setting could be activated from the special Z button. The cockpit has been designed with the driver kept in mind. ETRs known as Electronic Transmission range selector with other numerous controls are mounted on the centre console. Leather with aluminium and carbon fiber has been used in the upholstery.
C8 comes with different suspension setups that adjust itself automatically according to the placement of the obstacles. Base model has unequal length double wishbone suspension at the front and forged aluminium is used to make the rear axles. All the four wheels are equipped with montube shock absorbers. An electronic limited-slip differential is available with the ZSI.
The Corvette C8 has 19 in diameter alloy wheels in front and 20 inches at the rear. Michelin Pilot Sport ALS tires come with standard variant and Michelin Pilot Sports 4s is available with Z5I performance package.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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