In 2019, The New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 with a central engine will debut, a real revolution for the historic American sport.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Redesign & Changes
For fans of American cars and in particular the Chevrolet Corvette will not be easy to “digest” the changes in the program with the eighth generation, which will be on sale next year with a totally revised mechanics: the sport will no longer have the engine in front of the passenger compartment but behind the seats in a central position. In 65 years of history, it had never happened that the Corvette had the central engine. This will force the designers of the US house to review the entire shape of the car, as can be seen from the spy images published in Motor Authority and taken to a test specimen, masked only by a protective film to cover the final bodywork.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 then lose its unmistakable profile, with the classic long front bonnet. The new proportions provide an advanced cockpit and a long tail, just like the announced rivals: Audi R8, Honda NSX, and McLaren 570S. The short bonnet, the reduced height, and the very sloping windscreen will make the Corvette C8 appear more collected and aggressive than all the ancestors. The impression of sportiness also transpires from details such as the air intakes in the sides and the rear wing. The new chassis will allow technicians to centralize weights and improve power management, as well as make road behavior more rewarding. The spy images taken near the German circuit of the Nürburgring do not reveal new details on the interior,
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 V8 Engine
The engine should be an evolution of the current V8 6.2 with about 500 hp in the aspirated version and over 700 hp with a volumetric compressor for the more powerful versions that will follow. The gearbox will be a double clutch, developed together with the Tremec, as the only choice available. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 should be on sale in the US at the end of 2019 but, according to rumors, it will not replace the current C7, which should remain in production to satisfy those more traditionalist customers who are fond of the classic front-engined sports car.
In addition to the all-new chassis on the Chevrolet Corvette C8 should make its appearance an unprecedented V8 engine, equipped with dual camshaft, which will be available in the naturally aspirated version with about 500 hp and supercharged with over 700 hp. Some rumors confirm the presence of a future hybrid version, always based on the new V8, capable of about 800 hp. The Corvette C8 should cost around 90-100,000 euros and be on sale from December 2019.