Chevrolet has outdone itself with the C8 Corvette. Some might be critical on the styling, and others may believe a “real” Corvette must have its engine in the front. The C8 Corvette is a mid-engine vehicle that can hit up to 60 mph in three seconds, and it has a price of just under $60,000 (plus destination).
It has enough styling cues which can give them the recognition as a Corvette. Buyers and armchair enthusiasts are still enthralled with the vehicle. It’s a topic that many buyers are bringing into conversations when it comes to purchasing.
The folks over at Motor Trend have spent some time with the C8, and they have unearthed six of the interesting tidbits about the vehicle that isn’t general knowledge for the public. Some of these facts are pretty well known – especially to those Chevrolet Corvette owners. However, there are a couple of neat Easter eggs that Motor Trend has discovered.
Something GM has told the public in the C8’s reveal is that the top fitting in the trunk isn’t any big news. The Corvette unlock button on the key fob can be held down to open the windows; there’s also a hidden button that opens the C8’s trunk. The hood release is located above the left vent on the lower fascia so you can open the hood without having the key or getting in the car if it’s unlocked.
The C8’s engine hood doesn’t have to be slammed to close, its soft-close. It’s something that buyers and prospective buyers will learn very quickly. The speaker grille, which is between the seats, actually displays the Corvette’s winged logo, but they can only be seen from certain angles.
There are more logos on the Corvette’s rear glass, along with the frit. Instead of seeing the little black dots, there are small Corvette logos in its place. There will be more things to learn as the car enters production.
The Latest Generation:
The C7 Corvette was introduced in the 2014 model year after having a three-year delay, and it marked the return of the name Stingray. Compared to the car that it replaces, the C7 Corvette has a more aggressive exterior design, squared-off taillights, a departure from its predecessors. There is a 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood which is rated at 455 to 460 hp, depending on whether the car has a performance exhaust.
The Z06 vehicle returned in 2015 with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 which was rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Chevrolet also brought back the Grand Sport in 2017 featuring all the suspension bits from the Z06, such as the larger alloy wheels, and the available aero kit. For 2019 the new seven-speed automatic transmission is standard while the eight-speed manual is offered as an option.
You can search the inventory of Chevrolet Corvette at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.