MID-ENGINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 66 YEARS
The new model takes the ‘Vette into traditional Italian mid-engine super-car territory but with entry level 495 hp, which is anticipated to land circa £80,000 here in the UK.
Clive Sutton has been actively importing Corvettes for over 20 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.
60MPH IN LESS
THAN THREE SECONDS
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.
INNOVATIVE EXTERIOR FEATURES
The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with midengine exotic 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 location of the engine is truly the focal point for the car’s design. Visible through the large rear hatch window.
Low profile headlamps designed around all-new projectors.
Completely hidden door, hood and hatch releases do not disrupt the sculpted design.
Large side air intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance.
Michelin Pilot Sport ALS.
Large rear hatch that showcases the engine with seven air vents.
Quad exhaust tips located on the vehicle’s outboard ends.
Dual-element LED taillamps with animated turn signals.
ENHANCED INTERIOR FEATURES
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, 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.
A squared-off, twospoke, small diameter steering wheel, giving an unobstructed view of the cluster display.
A cockpit that envelops the driver, conveying the high performance and aeronautic theme.
Three seat options: GT1, GT2 and Competition Sport – designed for the serious track focused driver.
Hand-wrapped, cut-andsew leather components with thick press stitching.
Stainless steel speaker grilles with Bose Performance Series audio system.
Enough storage in the trunk for a couple of small overnight bags, perfect for potential road trips.
- Michelin PS4 summer performance tires
- Performance suspension
- Adjustable threaded spring seats
- Larger brake rotors with Z51 graphics
- Enhanced cooling systems
- An electronic limited-slip differential
with a specific axle ratio
- Unique rear spoiler and front splitter
- Front brake cooling inlets
- Performance exhaust system
|HIGHLIGHT||2020 CORVETTE STINGRAY|
|Engine||Type: LT2 6.2L V8 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)||Transmission||M1L 8-speed dual clutch (DCT)||Horsepower||495 / 369 @ 6450 rpm (with performance exhaust)|
|Torque||470 / 637 @ 5150 rpm (with performance exhaust)|
|Torque||470 / 637 @ 5150 rpm (with performance exhaust)|
|Block Material||A319-T7 cast aluminum with cast-in iron cylinder liners and nodular main bearing caps|
|Oiling System||Dry sump-type (7.5-qt. capacity); includes oil-spray piston cooling|
|Bore and Stroke||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92|
|Cylinder Head Material||319-T7 cast aluminum|
|Rear Brakes||4-piston red painted Brembo brake calipers - 370mm (14.5-inch) two-piece, smooth, ventilated brake rotors|
|Combustion Chamber Volume||59cc|
|Valvetrain||Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder; dual-equal variable valve timing.|
|Firing Order||1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 (all cylinders); 1-7-6-4 (with deactivation|
|Brake Type||Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/ two-piece front calipers and four-piston/monobloc rear calipers. With Z51: Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper at front and rear|
|Fuel Delivery||Direct injection with Active Fuel Management: Max pressure: 2,175 psi (15 Mpa / 150 bar)|
|Throttle Body||87mm single bore (electronic)|
|ECU||GM E99 (32-bit processing)|
|Front Suspension||Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; monotube shock absorbers (46mm /); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available on Z51. Adjustable front lift with memory is available|
|Rear Suspension||Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; direct-acting stabilizer bar; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available with Z51|
|Steering Type||Bosch/ZF variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0|
|Turning Circle||11.6 m (std.); 11.1 m (with FE4 Magnetic Ride Control)|
|Dry Weight (lb. / kg):||366 / 1530|
|Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L)||12.6 / 356.8|