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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Unveiled

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Unveiled https://youtu.be/dQuerXMbxdU

More anticipated than the Toyota Supra, Ford Bronco, and every new Star Wars film combined, th long-awaited mid-engine Corvette is finally here after more than a half-century of teasing and empty promises. You can read all about the 2020 Corvette Stingray at the debut article below, or keep reading for a summary of everything we know. Spoiler alert: even though the C8 is official, there are still details Chevrolet as yet to reveal.
It all started with a prototype. In 1964, Zora Arkus-Duntov (father of the Corvette) built the XP-819, a mid-engined vision of what the front-engined Corvette could be. Multiple mid-engined Corvette prototypes followed, and more than 50 years later, we finally have a production model.

Our first look at the mid-engined C8 Corvette came in 2016. Soon after that, it seemed like photos and videos of the vehicle popped up monthly. Now with hundreds of spy photos, artist renderings, and multiple videos, we're closer than ever to the production model.

From what we've seen thus far, it will be the most hardcore Corvette ever. In base trim, it slots well against vehicles such as the Audi R8 and Porsche 911, but as it evolves, the American supercar could battle tough competitors like the Mc
Here's one of the details that we don't yet have full disclosure on, but the initial estimate is simply astounding. The 2020 Corvette Stingray will have a base price below $60,000. For the record, that's just a few thousand more than the current entry-level C7 Corvette, and when you see the car's performance, you'll be even more impressed.

What About The Corvette's Engine And Transmission?
As speculated, the Stingray is fitted with a 6.2-liter V8 derived from the LT1 used in the current car. It's called the LT2 and actually, it's quite a different animal. With the Z51 Performance Package the engine develops 495 naturally-aspirated horsepower, and it sends that power to the rear wheels exclusively through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Sorry manual fans, but you can still control cog swaps by hand through paddle shifters on the C8's steering wheel.Laren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo, not to mention the Ford GT.
Beyond the Stingray, engines are a bit of a mystery. We've heard persistent rumors that the C8 will eventually offer new DOHC engines ranging from 4.2 liters to 5.5 liters in size, with twin turbos and high-revving flat-plane crank designs also in the mix. An ultimate Corvette with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain has also been strongly hinted at. These engines will almost certainly have ties to the new Cadillac Blackwing V8, though a recent report claims the Blackwing mill hasn't been fitted to the C8.
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