Chevrolet is lastly going to point out us the all-new, mid-engined Corvette later this week at a reside occasion in California. Sure, the automobile truly exists. In anticipation of this reveal, and to construct extra hype for probably the most hyped-about automobiles in existence, Chevy is releasing C8 teasers all through the week.
Right now’s teaser was the identify of the automobile. It’ll be the Stingray.
The Seventh-generation Corvette noticed the return of the Stingray identify on the bottom mannequin but it surely wasn’t sure that it will keep it up to the brand new mannequin. Motor Authority is reporting that it’s going to. Whereas we’re anticipating there to be Z06 and ZR1 variations in the end of the mid-engined automobile, there was some hypothesis identify like Zora may make its option to the ‘Vette. Now we all know that that’s not the case. For now, anyway.
Earlier this week we additionally noticed the brand new steering wheel for the automobile. It’s modern to have square-shaped steering wheels on efficiency automobiles, and the brand new Stingray is not any completely different. Many of the buttons are simple, but it surely seems to be like there’s a brand new silver drive-mode button on the wheel. Placing it in finger attain of the driving force’s arms always can be preferable to the rotary knob within the heart console of the current-generation automobile.
Whereas we’re not anticipating pricing or availability on the reveal this week, we’re hoping to be taught extra concerning the engine powering the Stingray, the transmission GM in the end determined to go along with, and different key efficiency metrics. It ought to go on sale later this yr.
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