Chevrolet introduced the mid-engined Corvette

Chevrolet introduced the mid-engined Corvette

July 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Chevrolet revealed the next generation Corvette, which for the first time received a mid-engine layout. It is expected that the price of the car will start at $ 60,000. The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette will be sold in parallel with the current generation model, which in turn will be upgraded. Production of new items will be adjusted at the plant in Bowling Green (Kentucky).

The distinctive features of the new Corvette with the Stingray prefix in the name were the rear lights in the style of the Camaro sports car, a wide spoiler, and a rear diffuser, on the sides of which the twin tailpipes of the exhaust system will be located. The car body is made of aluminum with fiberglass panels. Also, the novelty has received 20-inch wheels and brake system Brembo.

The length of the machine is 4630 mm, width – 1933 mm, and height – 1234 mm. The size of the wheelbase is 2723 millimeters. The luggage compartment – 357 liters. The roof of the car is removable and can be removed in the trunk.

The eighth generation Corvette was equipped with a 6.2-liter all-aluminum, aspirated V8 engine. Capacity of the unit under the name LT2 makes more than 500 horsepowers. The engine works in conjunction with the new eight-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches. Traction is transmitted only to the rear wheels.

Overclocking to 100 kph of the novelty (with the optional Z51 Performance Package) is less than three seconds. The rest of the dynamic characteristics of the supercar will be named later. Corvette weighs only 1530 kilograms. Dampers are able to lift the front of the car by 40 millimeters. This innovation will help the car overcome road bumps.

In total, the driver is offered six driving modes: Weather, Tour, Sport, Track, MyMode and Z mode. In the last two cases, the driver can independently adjust the electronics of the car. The 12-inch multimedia system display and the Bose audio system with 14 speakers are installed inside the supercar.

Subsequently, a supercar may appear modification with a supercharged 6.2-liter unit with a capacity of about 650 horsepower. Finally, the release of the all-wheel-drive hybrid version of the Corvette C8 with an electric motor on the rear axle is not excluded. The total output of the units will exceed 900 horsepower.