Items tagged with Corvette

Well folks, here it is: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, aka C8 Corvette. The vehicle isn't officially supposed to be unveiled until a little over an hour from right now, but as with most things these days, it has leaked early. Just look at it. It looks downright amazing with its new mid-engine proportions. The Corvette Stingray is full of creases throughout: there are sharp creases across its frunk, along its sides, and even the huge air intakes on its hips are sharply raked and angular in nature. To our eyes, while the front 3/4 view is no doubt compelling, the rear 3/4 view is nearly as eye-catching. The only "miss" to my eyes is the rather plain look of the rear deck from... Read more...
Tonight will be a historic moment for gearheads that intently follow the car industry. The Chevrolet Corvette throughout its entire run as a production vehicle has been a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. And the for vast majority of those years, it has been powered by a V8 engine. The 2020 Corvette Stingray [C8] changes that, as it will switch to a more preferable -- for a supercar -- mid-engine layout. While General Motors has teased the C8 Corvette Stingray for the past few months, the actual unveil will take place tonight at 10:50pm ET (7:50pm PT). You'll be able to watch the show by visiting the following link, or by checking out the embed below later tonight. Up until this point,... Read more...
"America's Sports" car is getting its most radical makeover in its 60+ years of existence for its 8th generation (C8). The Corvette has always been a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle, but that all changes for the 2020 model year which sees the car shift to a mid-engine configuration. General Motors has been parading around prototypes with production body panels in place, but they are heavily camouflaged to hide the vehicle's true lines. However, new Corvettes have a tendency to leak ahead of their official reveal, and the new C8 is no exception. Witness the bit 'ol ass of the new Corvette, which seems to take some styling cues both from the current Corvette and... Read more...
After years of speculation, spy shots and insider rumors from General Motors, the automotive giant has finally confirmed what we already knew: the mythical mid-engined Corvette will soon be upon us. The idea of a mid-engined Corvette dates back to the 60s (via various concepts and design studies), but the vehicle has soldiered on in a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive configuration for 7 generations. Chevrolet paraded the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette along the streets of New York City this week, and the long-slung two-seater was still wearing camouflage. However, you can still clearly make out the vehicle's proportions and the huge air intake behind the doors that feeds the mid-mounted... Read more...
The Detroit Auto Show is just a few months away, which means that the next-generation C8 Chevrolet Corvette is starting to shed more and more of its heavy camouflage. Back in early October, we got a nice look at the track-oriented C8.R racing around Road America wearing final bodywork. This time around, the regular production C8 Corvette has been spotted tooling around at the Nürburging in Germany. General Motors is looking to take on all challengers from Porsche to Ferrari,and has built the C8 on an all-new mid-engine platform. As you can see from the accompanying photos, there is a massive air intake behind the front doors to channel air back to the mid-mounted engine along with... Read more...
In case you haven't already heard (or have been living under a rock for the past two years), the next generation Chevrolet Corvette is going to a mid-engined sports cars. After 60+ years with a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration, General Motors apparently feels that it's time for a change to better compete with the exotics from Europe. Although there are numerous images circulating around the internet of the production version of the C8 rolling around on public roads, these new photos are the first we've seen of the new C8.R. Like the C7.R that came before it, this is the race-ready version of the Corvette that will be hitting the racetrack. Let's first start off with the looks of this... Read more...
We here at HotHardware love fast cars, so our ears definitely perked up when the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked to the web yesterday. The ZR1 is supposedly the swan song for the C7 chassis, and by all accounts, the vehicle will go out with a tremendous bang. At the heart of the ZR1 is a burly LT5 V8, according to Car and Driver, which is an evolution of the LT4 engine used in the 650 horsepower Corvette Z06. The LT5 is enhanced with a larger blower (which pumps 52 percent more air) and a new fuel delivery system that used both port- and direct-injection (like the 3.5-liter V6 used in Lexus vehicles). To handle all of that power at its disposal, General Motors engineers increased... Read more...
General Motors recently announced that it is killing off its Australian-bred and produced, rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore. For Americans, this means that the Commodore-based, hard-charging Chevrolet SS is also being euthanized. But Holden isn’t going down without a fight, which is why it is coming out guns blazing with the ultimate version of its four-door hell chariot. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has pulled the wraps off the Commodore GTSR W1, which manages to stuff the Corvette ZR1’s epic supercharged LS9 V8 engine under its hood. For Commodore GTSR W1 duty, the LS9 makes 636 horsepower at 6500 RPM and an earthmoving 601 lb-ft of torque at 3900 RPM. Sending power to the rear wheels is... Read more...
Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes could be breaking the law if they use the vehicle’s Valet Mode feature. General Motors has been sending out letters to Corvette owners and its Chevrolet dealerships with the warning that the use of this feature could be illegal in some states. Valet Mode is simply a Performance Data Recorder that allows owners to record conversations taking place in their car as well as performance data. It’s a way to know what is happening to your car if a valet is parking it for you or, in a state of temporary insanity, you loan it to a friend or significant other. However, such secret audio recordings are considered illegal in many states. Image Credit: Chevrolet... Read more...