Chevrolet’s First Mid-Engine Corvette?

Well let’s start by saying yes, craziness did happened yesterday as Chevrolet revealed their First Ever mid-engine Corvette!

With almost all of the special features that comes with your high-end supercars, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette will be price at what some may say… A Bargain! Models starting at under $60,000!! 😱 Which will be on sale starting next year!

As Drake would say… “What a time… to be alive!” Haha

Now take your time and look at the deliciousness Chevrolet has created! 😍

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Per: CNN Business

General Motors has unveiled the eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette. The model is, arguably, the biggest change for the Corvette since the sports car was first introduced in 1953.

Placing the engine behind the seats allows the Corvette's hood to be lower.

Putting the engine behind the driver and passenger — called a rear mid-engined layout — places the heaviest single part of the car much further to the rear and closer to the driver’s seat, making the car feel as if it’s centered around the driver. Also, the occupants sit further forward in the car, closer to the front wheels.

The new Corvette will not be available with a manual transmission, only an eight-speed automatic.

The base version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray will have a 495-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. It will also have an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. No manual transmission will be offered. Besides being able to shift up or down using the paddles, drivers will be able to uncouple the transmission altogether by pulling on both paddles at once. This will be like holding down the clutch pedal in a car with a manual transmission.

The Corvette was revealed inside a blimp hangar in California.

“What we don’t want to do is ever walk away from our customer base.” he said.
This idea of putting the engine behind the driver in a road car was pioneered in the Lamborghini Miura in 1966. Lamborghini engineers, at the time, were inspired by the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 race car. GM (GM) has long toyed with the idea of a mid-engined Corvette. The company even built mid-engined research cars called CERV I and CERV II (Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) in the 1960s and the CERV III in 1990.
Shifting gears in Genovation’s electric Corvette. 
The new Corvette will be the quickest ever made. Equipped with a special performance package, it will be able to go from zero to 60 miles an hour in under three seconds.
Practicality and comfort have historically been selling points for the Corvette. The new model, for example, will have two trunks, one in front and one in back. The front trunk can fit an airline carry-on bag and a laptop bag, according to GM.

The car will go into production this fall at GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant.


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