New Chevrolet Corvette will keep the name Stingray

New Chevrolet Corvette will keep the name Stingray

July 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The manufacturer officially announced the name of the eighth generation sports car

On the official website of Chevrolet, a new information about the eighth generation of the Corvette sports car has appeared – on July 18, the model debuts under the name Stingray. This prefix was used from 1963 to 1976, and after that it was revived in the seventh generation.

The first in the history of the manufacturer Corvette Stingray was introduced in 1963 – then the second generation of the sports car entered the market. The prefix disappeared after 13 years, but in 2014, the Americans decided to revive it and with the new, eighth generation, it will again appear in the lineup. More powerful versions of the model, among which may be a hybrid, are likely to retain the current naming scheme and get the prefixes Z06 and ZR1, although there is a possibility of the emergence of an alternative name “Zora”.

The official debut of new items is scheduled for July 18. So far, the only confirmed information is the transition of a sports car from a front-engine to a mid-engine layout. It is expected that the car will receive an upgraded atmospheric V8 unit, issuing about 500 horsepower.

According to GM Authority, another engine will appear in the engine range – the twin-turbo V8, which is designed for top-end modifications. However, within the framework of the presentation, the company will not disclose data about this engine, since it will be a matter of the basic model only.

Recently at the auction Barrett-Jackson sold the last in the history of the front-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The car went under the hammer for 2.7 million dollars. Under the hood of the collection car was a 6.2 V8 compressor with a recoil of 659 horsepower.