The new Corvette was the fastest in history

The new Corvette was the fastest in history

November 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The dynamic characteristics of the Corvette C8 surprised even factory engineers

Chevrolet revealed the official characteristics of the eighth-generation Stingray coupe, which was the fastest Corvette in history.

According to official figures, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the optional Z51 package accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.56 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds and overcomes a quarter mile in 11.2 seconds, at a speed of 195 kilometers per hour. However, even without the Z51 package, the Corvette is slower in acceleration to 60 mph in just 0.1 seconds, and a quarter mile of the coupe travels in the same 11.2 seconds, but at the same time it accelerates to 198 kilometers per hour due to better body streamlining . The characteristics of the roadster have not yet been announced, but it will probably become a little slower due to the increased mass.

Chevrolet brand performance manager Alex MacDonald said these numbers far exceeded developer expectations. Although the 6.2-liter LT2 engine has exactly the same displacement as the LT1 unit in the previous generation, engineers claim that the Corvette engine is new, otherwise it would have the LT1.2 index. Buyers will not be able to test the dynamics of the Corvette generation C8: due to a long strike by employees of the GM concern, the coupe will get to American dealers with a hefty delay – at least in February 2020.