2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is not only a continuation of famous model and brand popular among sports car fans but also a model with many improvements and changes and a contribution to old famous Zora Arkus Duntov’s 1960’s mid-engine CERV concept. That engine was under the hood of Corvette from 1950 to 1975, making of this model fast and attractive sports model. We have reason to believe that C8 Corvette is made as a recalling of that engine model, which code name of C8 version ZERV confirms. However, GM had a hard task to remain the same name, popularity and performances of the cars during long decade of low production as a consequence of potential bankruptcy, so they have experimented with sporty cars last few years to achieve the best engine performances under sporty and attractive chassis. They started with a new generation of sporty cars with C7 or ZR-1 model last year, and now they made a very important change in this car – they placed the engine behind driver and passengers, which changed the strength and performances of the car and make it closer to supercars.
The manufacturer covered 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8 with thick protection during first test driving, so we could not be able to see how it looks like. We can confirm the shape and size of a supercar, with low positioned chassis and wide tires, but nothing else. It is also known that platform of the car is new and unique, never used in GM factories until now.
The most important change in 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is placing the engine behind driver and passengers, which puts this car on the lists of supercars, for the first time. The strength and performances of the engine are not known yet, but there is information that it could be a ZR-1 concept or something close to that since the ZR-1 model was announced last year as the C7 generation of Corvette. In that case that will be a 32-valve V8 engine and possible strength of that engine could be 450 to 500 horsepower or more than that. There could also be found a hybrid version of that engine, but that special E-Ray hybrid model should be made for the 2020 year.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Release Date and Price
2019 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will be on the market at the end of 2018 for a base price of $80,000. According to performances and price, it should be a competitor to high luxury and expensive cars like Audi R8, Ferrari 488GTB, Jaguar F-type, Lamborghini Hurricane LP610-4, Porsche 718 Cayman, and Porsche 911.
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January 19, 2018