- An official “teaser” trailer made by General Motors displays what Corvette enthusiasts can expect for the up and coming all-new “American sports car.”
- GM also states that over the next few years we will be getting market access to a plethora of Corvette variations.
Since its grand introduction the automobile market in 1953, Corvette has seen its most dramatic transformation in its 2 all-new 2020 models dubbed, The “C8” and its track version, the C8.R. These new models have made drastic modifications to the body and engine placements.
For starters, Corvette buyers will find the engine placement now centered located behind the passengers. Performance records indicate that this new style of engine placement will serve to increase it’s handline significantly while providing serious strides in overall performance.
A full scale reveal is scheduled to take place this “Fall 2019.”
Corvette automakers have actually been dabbling in the mid-engine placements as far back as 1960. it wasn’t until GM had made its initial come back from bankruptcy back in 2010 that the mid-engine placement would now be definitely used in future makes.
The new Corvette model does have some familiarity from the C7 such as body lines and other design cues, however, drivers will now find themselves sitting 16 inches closer to their front bumper, along with a shorter nose for the car giving it a sleeker futuristic appeal.
The C8 will find itself primarily consisted of lightweight low mass materials such as aluminum, & carbon fiber.
“Low Mass = Better Handling“
The C8 will carry a 6.2Liter LT2 V-8 engine able to make 495 horsepower along with 470lb-ft of torque.
- Double-clutch gearbox
- 0-60 in less than 3.0 seconds
Current Model C7.R (Racing Version) Specs:
- 5.5-liter V-8 pumping
- ~500 horsepower
Due to the new Corvette’s lowered mass and new engine placement, even if the C8.R retains the same specs as its predecessor, there will be a drastic improvement in maneuverability between curves on the track and everyday use.
Speculations regarding whether or not the implementation of electrical enhancements may be used to further increase the performance of the new Corvette C8.R have the car community buzzing. More on this will be covered during or after the official Chevy release taking place this Fall. It is possible that we can expect a batter infused driveline when the new models finally make their way to the track.
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