When you think of classic American muscle you may think of the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Charger or Challenger as being the most prevalent Pony cars of many a generation. Well many platforms for these cars are basically a metal chassis with a big roaring V8 under the front hood and maybe a supercharger just to make things a bit more fun. Well, Leave it to Chevy and their creative team to create one hell of a beast know as the C8 generation Corvette (aka. The mid-engine Corvette). So being that they are rolling fresh off the assembly line to eager customers garages, lets take a deep dive in just about everything that has to do with the new C8.
Styling: A whole new meaning to the words BAD ASS!
With its aggressive looks, and Ferrari super-car like appearance. The Corvette is definitely a stunning machine. Sharp body lines edges really show the aggressiveness and muscular appearance of the Corvette.
Interior: As close to a fighter jets cockpit without leaving the ground.
So imagine this, You open your door and are greeted with a driver focused dashboard. Everything angled towards the driver. Seats that hug you close as you’re cornering to keep you in place as the G-forces take their toll. Chevy really focused on the interior to be a stand out component to the vehicle. With tons of standard features and even a Carbon Fiber optic package for lighter and stronger material choices.
- 12-inch diagonal reconfigurable digital instrument display incorporates all driver information and features three distinct themes
- Available Enhanced Navigation with 3-D View†
- Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio
- Simplified Bluetooth®† pairing with NFC – simply place your compatible phone above the volume button to pair
- Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®† connection
A more rigid frame
The all-new body structure is more than 10% stiffer than the previous generation, which contributes to ride and confidence-inspiring handling.
Leave nothing behind
Even storage has been thoughtfully engineered. An all-new front cargo area is large enough to carry an airline-size overhead bag, while the trunk can hold two golf bags or the removable roof panel.
A heart that’s always racing
What happens when you set out to improve upon a storied legacy of small block engines? You get the all-new 6.2L LT2 V8. A no-compromises powerhouse that’s been architecturally transformed to sit lower for improved handling.
Pure and precise shifting
Every part had to earn its way onto this car, and the standard dual-clutch transmission is no different. It features lightning-quick shifts, combining the smoothness of an automatic with the action of a manual. And since there’s no deceleration between shifts, your lap times will benefit too.
The convertible has arrived
Corvette has always been convertible-first, and the 2020 Stingray carries on that heritage with a first-ever production retractable hardtop. This no-compromises convertible features a top that flows seamlessly into the body while maintaining the vehicle’s impressive storage capabilities. And performance remains high when the top goes down, making this the most track-capable Corvette convertible in history.
A mid-engine masterpiece
When you completely reimagine a car as iconic as Corvette, you get a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement. Not your everyday car, but a car you want to drive every day. And with aerodynamic components integrated throughout, its gorgeous form is functional.
- Only a single part has been carried over from the last generation
- Door handles and the hatch and hood releases have been hidden for a perfectly clean appearance and improved aerodynamics
- The all-new LT2 V8 engine is visible through a rear hatch window
- Available Engine Appearance Package adds carbon-fiber components as well as LED lights to illuminate the engine
Its safe to say the hype for the new Corvette is real. We could not be more excited and happy to see this on the roads. And who knows, maybe someone from our PartsHawk team might have one.