The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with exotic mid-engine proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle. A supercar level of craftsmanship, premium materials and attention to detail were critical in designing every component of the Stingray.
The new mid-engine layout gives the Corvette a completely fresh greenhouse with a pair of digital displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. The wraparound arrangement looks cosy and driver-centric, with a beefy center console separating the driver from the passenger. And fans of buttons will love the veritable drag strip of manual controls nestled in the C8’s center spine.
The new model takes the ‘Vette into traditional Italian mid-engine super-car territory but with entry level 495 hp, the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette. It is anticipated to land circa £80,000 here in the UK. Clive Sutton has been actively importing Corvettes for over 25 years. Originally, the sole London distributor for GM Chevrolet, Corvette and Cadillac we continue to bring in the latest models. We supply all new Corvettes with a 3-year warranty and full EU homologation. We have secured some early build slots so talk to us about getting your position reserved for what is undoubtedly the most anticipated new mid-engined super-car for 2020. To register your interest or place an order click here.
If you’re a Corvette fan, you’ll know the current C7 ZR1 hits the 60-mph mark in 2.8 seconds. That means, at least in a short sprint, the new base-model C8 runs side-by-side with the most powerful factory-built ‘Vette of them all. The new mid-engine layout gives the Corvette a completely fresh greenhouse with a pair of digital displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. The wraparound arrangement looks quite cosy and driver-centric, separating the driver from the passenger. The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray is designed for superior ride comfort on the highway and well-balanced handling on the track. The new Stingray features coil-over dampers that create an entirely new ride and handling characteristics, making the driver’s chassis input instantaneous. Corvette’s structure is built around its backbone: the center tunnel. This enables a light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. The car has a solid, connected-to-the-road feel with minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.