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Smaller Wheels, Smaller Engine, Bigger Speed: How The Corvette C8.R Differs From The Road Car

When it first showed the 2020 Corvette C8, Chevy was proud of its magnetic shocks, aluminum suspension, choice 19-inch wheels, and big 6.2-liter V8. But when it comes to the actual race car, you won’t find any of that stuff. Everything gets smaller and simpler. Well, except for the gas tank.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Corvette C8.R’s Flat-Plane Crank V8 Is Coming To A Street Car, Maybe The Next Z06

Ahead of this weekend’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Chevrolet unveiled new technical specifications for the Corvette C8.R race car. Among them was a confirmation at the engine has a dual overhead cam setup with a flat-plane crankshaft, much like the Shelby GT350 Mustang and various Ferraris. This is a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The 2020 Corvette C8 Convertible Will Be Available Just In Time For Spring, Starts At $67,495

We’ve just entered October, which means cold and nastiness on the horizon for those of us in the northern hemisphere, but in the Corvette-land it’s time to start thinking about having fun in the sun with your new drop-top ‘Vette. We knew this day was coming, and have already seen what it looks like in […]

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A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It’s A Stroke Of Genius

When the C8 Corvette debuted last month, I bet most of us were deeply disappointed that its 490 horsepower V8 engine was not a much, much less powerful, heavier, less-refined diesel motor. But there’s good news, because a compression-ignition Corvette does exist, though it wasn’t built by GM, but instead by a teenage…Read more… Continue […]

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The C8 Corvette Allegedly Runs The Quarter-Mile In 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

GM has still been a little flaky when it comes to the full performance of the new mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette, likely because there’s still plenty of testing to be done. But a forum member was recently shown an engineer’s book full of secrets, including a quarter-mile time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The C8 Corvette Allegedly Runs The Quarter-Mile In 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

GM has still been a little flaky when it comes to the full performance of the new mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette, likely because there’s still plenty of testing to be done. But a forum member was recently shown an engineer’s book full of secrets, including a quarter-mile time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The C8 Corvette Allegedly Runs The Quarter-Mile In 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

GM has still been a little flaky when it comes to the full performance of the new mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette, likely because there’s still plenty of testing to be done. But a forum member was recently shown an engineer’s book full of secrets, including a quarter-mile time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06’s Rumored 800-HP Engine Might Be A Flat-Plane-Crank V8: Report

As impressive as the base mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette is, rumors are swirling that the upcoming C8.R racecar and inevitable 2022 Corvette Z06 will be powered by a monstrous twin-turbo flat-plane-crank V8. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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C8 Corvette Designer Director: ‘Design It For A 10-Year-Old Kid’

The Chevrolet Corvette, over its many decades, has garnered a reputation for its appeal to older men—an unfortunate stereotype for a vehicle that was pretty freakin’ sweet even before its eighth generation came around, and for the team that needs to market the car to younger folks in order for it to stay relevant.Read more… […]

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The Dodge Viper in its final form sits next to a Chevrolet Corvette C8 development car in the parkin

The Dodge Viper in its final form sits next to a Chevrolet Corvette C8 development car in the parking lot of the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan. The snake may seem primitive compared to the dual-clutch, mid-engine ’vette, but there’s something alluring about its simplicity. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What It Will Cost Chevy Dealers To Sell And Service The Corvette C8

If the base 2020 Corvette C8 really does get sold in any kind of quantity around its promised sub-$60,000 MSRP, it will be a pretty remarkable democratization of high-horsepower mid-engine performance. The car should be accessible once early hype cools off, but you won’t be able to rock up to just any Chevy store to…Read […]

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Dealership Employee Accused Of Buying Corvette With Stolen Customer Information

Life requires a lot of inherent trust. We have to provide credit-card and personal information to both middle people and companies in order to buy things, open accounts or verify our identities, trusting it won’t be misused on any step of the ladder. But that seems to be exactly what happened to one car buyer […]

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