This will it be. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 muscle car. It drops its long-held tradition to get front-engined with rear-wheel drive, and instead turns with a supercar-like mid-engined layout with rear-wheel drive. Best yet, it can be confirmed it will eventually continue on sale in Australia using the Holden division.
As you may have expected, this can be a most technically advanced and a lot of dynamic Corvette ever. Fantastic number of technologies, together with a fast-changing eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, advanced coil-over suspension, and plenty of gizmos inside.
Starting with the design, it is simple to spot the new model thanks to its long, drawn-out tail. The wheelbase is stretched from 2710mm to 2723mm, along with the overall is lengthened from 4493mm to 4630mm compared with the outgoing model. Overall height is came by 5mm on an even lower profile.
Due on the development of dimensions, in addition to more tech jammed in, the 2020 Corvette is heavier versus the predecessor. They weigh 1527kg, which is up from 1496kg. That was not much in fact it is compensated by a boost in engine power. The fact is, the performance has enhanced significantly.
In the engine compartment sits an ‘LT2’ 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 which makes an extraordinary 369kW (495hp) and 637Nm. When using the optional performance package Chevrolet says acceleration from 0-60mph (97km/h) is feasible within 3.0 seconds. We assume this is certainly while using new, Tremec-based eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. It is then the best base-spec Corvette ever.
It’s not only about straight-line speed, though. Chevrolet engineers have devised an absolutely new suspension system for that C8, incorporating coilover dampers. It’s a big advance on the outgoing mono leaf spring rear suspension layout. Also new may be a ride height raising function which could lift the car by about 38mm to driveways and the like.
Chevrolet has built the revolutionary model underneath a construction method it calls Bedford Six. This can include mixed materials helpful to constitute the vehicle, with six main die-cast aluminium components that minimise the number of joints, providing a stiffer and less heavy platform.
Speaking of lightweight. The front side and rear tubs and the dashboard are made of fibreglass and proprietary resin. Chevrolet says the fabric is light enough to drift in water. Ladies carbon fibre rear bumper bar beam, and various lightweight measures like a new electric steering system and all-new electronic architecture to maintain mass because of the very least.
Keeping in mind this can be precisely the entry model, it will have performance variants in the future in the near future. The flagship that is required to come back having a revised sort of Cadillac’s new twin-turbo V8 ‘Blackwing’ engine, that could produce over 500kW.
The biggest news of your new model though is a confirmation that it’s be produced in right-hand drive, and Holden Australia has confirmed it will be launching the muscle tendon complex car (supercar?) in local showrooms. It’s expected to arrive over the following number of years. Holden chairman and managing director, Dave Buttner, said in statement:
“Excellent that Corvette will now be integrated right-hand-drive in my ballet shoes ever – and you will be exported to Australia – is hugely exciting for all our team at Holden and then any Australian who loves top rated cars. With his long history in motor-racing, performance vehicles are an indelible the main Holden brand. Our team is perfectly revved up to build on Holden’s performance legacy with technologically advanced Corvette ever built.”