Posts Tagged ‘2020 Corvette’

How It’s Made: After 60 Years The Mid-Engine Corvette Finally Gets The Limelight

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

 

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8, otherwise known as “America’s Sports Car,” has been the symbol of ultimate freedom and adventure for automotive enthusiasts everywhere since its debut. This year marked the first time this supercar was powered by a mid-engine rather than a front-engine, proving enhanced handling abilities. As revolutionary as this may seem, it isn’t the first time the brand has experimented with a mid-engine for the C8. The idea of the new engine started in the early ’60s, and finally picked up steam in 2011.

The production of the first-generation Corvette C1 started in 1953. Its knockout styling made it easy for it to draw the public’s attention. However, General Motors engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov (better known as “Father of the Corvette) envisioned a much brighter future for the car. That same year, the automaker hired Arkus-Duntov after the C1’s debut. After gradually climbing the ranks, he became the brand’s high-performance director in just two years. In 1955, the Corvette was released with an available 4.3-liter V8 engine.

Five years later, Arkus-Duntov orchestrated the CERV I, Chevrolet Engineering’s first research vehicle. Contrasting from the production Corvette, CERV I has a mid-engine layout on par with a Formula 1 racing vehicle. Highlighting the genius of Arkus-Duntov, as he knew that next-generation performance racing cars would eventually build upon a mid-engine chassis structure.

From the early 1960s to the mid-1990s Chevrolet only strummed up at least nine mid-engine prototypes for their Corvette before getting the C8 Corvette ready for production. The carmakers constructed various scale models and three clay renditions in actual size before giving it the final clearance. As far as we know, the Corvette with the spirit of the mid-engine supercar was the out-turn.

Now, at long last, the front-engine finally retires in favor of its successor. Presently, all C8 Corvette models sport a 6.2-liter small-block LT2 V8 engine breathing out 490 horses with 465 lb-ft of torque. If that isn’t enough, the Z51 Performance Package tacks on five more brownie points with both its horsepower and torque. Still staying true to its nature, the car is rear-wheel-drive, though a manual stick isn’t an option. The standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is still beneficial.

According to executive editor Chris Davies of car site, Slash Gear, the C8 Corvette Convertible was visually impressed with the engine’s engine’s supercar-beating merit. “The Stingray leaps ahead like a beast scalded, monstrously quick and with a soundtrack to match,” said Davies. This is indeed a supercar, as it goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.9-seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph.

This month, (Dec, 12), Chevrolet released one of a two-part documentary series “Revolution: The Mid-Engine Corvette Development Story,” in which the company’s design team discuss what inspired the design of their new mid-engine. The second part of this documentary will air next year on January 4th at 1 p.m. ET. 

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

If you want to get automotive kicks on Route 66, be sure to purchase that spanking new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a wide range of cars from the brand that are sure to provide a ride of a lifetime. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Might Be Advancing Release Date For The 2021 Corvette C8

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

 

The production of the brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been going through hell and high water to come into completion since 2019. This tumultuous affair started when the United Auto Workers Union arranged a strike and shutdown from state-to-state at GM facilities for about 40 days, putting a pause at the start of production. The global pandemic that followed afterward only worsened the situation.

Presently, it seems as though things are on the up and up for the making of the C8 since Corvette Action Center reports that production has stabilized with two shifts producing an average of 186 cars per day, which is an increase from where it was just a month prior. Due to this, the production start date of the 2021 Corvette is being moved up a lot sooner.

An update of the production was released Thursday of last week (Nov, 6) with General Motors (GM) saying that the making of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is now set to start December 8, which is about a month earlier than it was expected that it would begin. It’s plausible that GM might still produce the 2020 and 2021 models at the same time as the automaker is attempting to hit its original 20,000-unit production target for the model year, but this could only happen if the orders prove to be outstanding. In fact, last month, GM took down its configurator for the 2020 Corvette and put up one for the preference of the 2021 Corvette.

The shift from the Corvette production in 2020 to 2021 should be one that is far less stressful, especially since only minute changes have been introduced. On top of this, two new exterior colors have been added as well as new stripe options. There is also a new color scheme in the interior, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and magnetorheological dampers as a standalone option.

To sum up what that means for customers, those who made their purchase for the 2021 Corvette C8 could possibly get their cars sooner rather than later, and in some instances, it could be their new Christmas present…from themselves.  If you ask us, there’s nothing like a new sporty muscle car that indicates a sign that things are looking brighter for the new year.

Cool Features To Look Out For

  • Highly advanced technologies like wireless phone charging, NFC (Near Field Communication), backing for over-the-air updates and a 1080p Performance Data Recorder.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.
  • A new Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 Plus system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth audio streaming, as well as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot.
  • A Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension system for aiding driving with potholes or slanted driveways.
  • An all-new Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe is available for sprucing up the cosmetics. Specifically comes with blue, orange, red, or yellow stripes. Also has a new gray and yellow color arrangement involved in the options.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2021 Chevrolet Corvette. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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The Chevrolet Corvette Becomes The Pace Car For The 2020 Indy 500 For The 17th Time

Friday, August 21st, 2020

 

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, new ways of living and adjustments have been made in order to slow down the spread of the virus, and one of those ways includes the absence of spectators at various sporting events, specifically in this year’s Indianapolis 500 race. However, fans will still see a familiar face, which is the Chevrolet Corvette acting as the 2020’s pace car for the fourth year in a row and the 17th time overall.

Simply put, the role of a pace car is to set the tone for the racers for at least a couple of laps before the race and then finally turning off to the pits prior to the drop of the green flag. They are also used in cases of caution on the track such as with some crash debris or difficult weather conditions. Therefore, it’s safe to say that this Corvette won’t get its wheels too dirty.

The specific model being used will be the Torch Red Z51 with a spoiler and ground effects package, it will also include exterior accents and available GT2 bucket seats. Unsurprisingly, this Corvette will sport (pun intended) a distinctive Indy 500 livery, however the automaker has not mentioned whether or not a replica package will be available to customers.

GM president Mark Reuss will act as the ceremonial pace car driver leading the field of racecars to the green flag, and said this in a statement:

“It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to be behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette Pace Car at such a historic race as the Indy 500. The 2020 Corvette Stingray is the result of a close collaboration between the Corvette Racing and production engineering teams, setting a new benchmark for supercars around the world.”

Remarkably enough, the C8 Corvette isn’t even the first mid-engine car that will grace the Indy 500 track, as that distinction was already given to the Pontiac Fiero in 1984. Furthermore, along with the 17 Corvette pacers in Indianapolis and a Chevrolet vehicle as performed as a pace car 31 times, which outranks any other automaker starting with the Fleetmaster convertible in 1948.

Initially scheduled for May 24th, organizers planned to postpone the race to the current race date of August 23rd and with a spectator capacity of 50 percent. Unfortunately in June, this number dropped to 25 percent, as the virus has not seen a significant slow down as of yet. Additionally, it was announced that all on-track activities will be inaccessible to the public.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

For all of you vehicle enthusiasts, you’ll be pleased to know that Miami Lakes Automall has a great abundance of Chevrolet vehicles geared towards different wants and needs, and one of which happens to be a spanking new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for around $86,000, (plus destination fee). 

Another Chevy model that is slightly less pricey, but still just as sporty is our 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, with its highest trim going around $66,000, (plus destination fee). If you are interested in any of these models, feel free to view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Cool C8 Features To Look Forward To

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The arrival of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 is highly anticipated by car enthusiasts all around and next up on its agenda is the development list of the performance variant and the first of its kind. Tracing back from 1963, the Z06 is targeted towards those who intend on whipping their new speed racer on the track. The car certainly has some big shoes to fill from its 2019 predecessor, the C7 Z06. However, we don’t doubt that it will in fact one-up its older sibling, better yet here are some Cool C8 Features To Look Forward To.

Hypersonic Transmission

More than likely, the production version of the Z06 won’t be the same as the C8.R’s Xtrac grand tourer racing transmission. However, the production vehicle will have a 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle gearbox, which is far more reasonable on the main road. Its frenzied power paired with its race-inspired transmission are sure to cause a scene. Additionally, one should see improvements on the straight-line speed as it cuts around corners.

New Aerodynamics And Upgrades

It’s more than clear that the Z06 will get a brand new aerodynamic package, also encompassing active aerodynamics. Not long ago, spy shots were able to catch a glimpse of the new prototypes, which flaunted an immense rear wing, sparking a bit of nostalgia of the Koenigsegg Agera R. It’s been rumored that the wing will be a standard feature, but there is some speculation that it will be apart of the Z07 package. There is also an expectation that two extra packages will be involved and with airflow that is far more intense.

Tires That Never Tire With Their Grip

In order to deliver the utmost power while heightening its grip as it cuts through corners, it’s important that the new Z06 has some tires that are quite clingy on the pavement. There have also been some reports that the brand is making use of  Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, which is sure to achieve the desired result. The Michelin will be wrapped around the 20-inch front wheels, while larger 21-inch wheels are mounted on the back. Furthermore, there is talk that there will be available. light-weight, carbon-fiber wheels.

Significant Upgrades For Motor

The C8 has already proven itself to be content and efficient, especially with its -dynamic- chassis, which aids in its strong grip. Some sources are saying that the Magnetic Ride Control system will be switched out for a version of General Motors Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) system. Even now, it’s being used in different performance models by GM, and has been put to work in motorsport applications. Additionally, brakes will be the center focus, and will probably sport comparisons to the C7 Z06’s ceramic-matrix system.

Super Speedy Performance

Another anticipated feature of the C8 Corvette is overall a faster performance, specifically an even faster rate than 2.8 seconds during its 0-60 mph run. Moreover, with more improvements being made like with air being used to push the car down, a refined suspicion, stronger brakes, and a flat-plane crank engine, it is probable that the new vehicle will turn out with an unmatched level of execution.

Interior

The C8 won’t shy too far away from its Z06 origins with its two-seat and track-centered materials. The cabin will also rock some badging and minimal but strategic accenting. Other materials that will be used include leather, real metal, a likeness of suede, and stitched headliner. It will also come with a removable roof that fits in the Corvette’s trunk. Buyers who choose to upgrade to the 3LT package will be gifted with premium-like materials like sewn leather on many interior surfaces, including carbon-fiber trim.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Setbacks came as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the company was forced to cut down its scheduled production year for its 2021 model.  There is a likelihood that the new model will not arrive until 2022, and when that time comes, be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Chevrolet.

Those who are interested in this vehicle can simply chat with an online representative for further information. Also, feel free to also check out other great models at our dealership, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Revamps Apple CarPlay and Includes Other New Features

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

 

Revamped 2021 Corvette 

In 2019, Chevrolet revealed its highly-awaited mid-engine Corvette Stingray. It came well supplied with highly advanced technology such as wireless phone charging, NFC (Near Field Communication), backing for over-the-air updates and a 1080p Performance Data Recorder. Setbacks came as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the company was forced to cut down its scheduled production year for its 2020 model, but Chevrolet recently announced that the 2020 version will receive updates.

Although the price and its highly energetic 6.2 L V8 engine will stay the same, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard features. This “driver-centric cockpit” includes an instrument cluster that is fully digital and has a brand new driver mode on-screen as well as a track digital tachometer.

More exciting infotainment features that are included are Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 Plus system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth audio streaming, as well as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Car review site, Car and Driver reported the system to be user-friendly and has a fast response to commands. It also comes with key safety features like Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

In 2019, the company also implemented a Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension system useful for adjusting for potholes and/or slanted driveways. This feature is now available as a standalone option regardless of whether or not one opts for the Z51 performance package. Car website, Autoblog broke down some of the new upcoming options arriving later this year, such as different choices in color and General Motors’ Buckle to Drive system that inactivates the car if the driver does not fasten his or her seat belt.

On a cosmetic stance, an all-new Full Length Dual Racing Stripe is now available, specifically with blue, orange, red, or yellow stripes. There is also a new gray and yellow color arrangement that has been added onto the list of options.

Furthermore, the latest Corvette model will keep its two-seat layout, but the interior is moved up a bit in order to house the mid-mounted engine. The cabin is lined with materials like leather, actual metal, and replica suede as well as a stitched headliner. Like the previous Corvettes, it will also include a removable roof, which fits in the vehicle’s trunk. Those who upgrade to the 3LT package are granted with premium-like materials like sewn leather on many interior surfaces, including carbon-fiber trim. 

Lastly, the 2021 Corvette offers two cargo areas, one in front of the passenger compartment and the other behind the engine, providing a total of 13 cubic feet of storage space. The company states that the car can fit two sets of golf clubs in the rear compartment when they are assembled on top of each other.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2021 Chevrolet Corvette. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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General Motors Presents A Special Corvette Mini-Me To New Owners

Friday, July 10th, 2020

 

Corvette Owners New Gifts and Prizes

At long last, the wait for the C8 Corvette has come to an end. Chevrolet enthusiasts are hurrying their way to dealerships in hopes of snagging the next great American supercar in recent history. Both journalists and supporters have commenced the newest Corvette for its top-notch performance, superb handling, and ultimately its knockout appearance. Considering much that the C8 is a mid-engined vehicle is simply the icing on the cake, and can you get any better than that?

It appears that the Chevy family thinks that buying their latest sports car has isn’t enough, as they have found a way for shoppers to have a more individualized car buying experience. They’ve already brought in a Corvette expert at chosen dealerships of the brand, and now they’re presenting new Corvette owners with a free “Speed Shape Model” that parallels with the selected design of the buyers new C8, which is much better than a lame poster.

The traditionally truck-focused company previously offered their thanks to new Corvette owners with gifts like a special letter or the conventional teen-dream poster, but now the brand is making great strides to upgrade this experience by presenting its customers with a scale model of their particular car, painted in the same exact shade as their chosen model. Writer at Corvette Blogger, Jeremy Welborn conveys them as being “larger than the traditional 1:25 promotional models and a lot heavier as well.” Not to mention they look pretty cool too!

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The buyer will find this gift presented in a small black box. The miniature Corvettes include a small badge placed on the front of the model and comes with an engraving of the owner’s VIN number.

The GM goodies don’t just stop at the personalized C8 models, the company also includes in the package a discount coupon for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. This coupon allows Corvette owners for the year to undertake a two-day high-performance driver education seminar at Spring Mountain for just $1,000, which saves possible attendees over $2,000. Seems reasonable enough, besides, one would surely want to make certain that they don’t destroy their new hot rod.

It is unclear whether or not the company is planning to continue this new venture for models succeeding the C8. However, we are early waiting on the arrival of the actual 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, as well as the powerful 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which will have active aerodynamics and a flat-plane crankshaft on its 5.5-liter V8 engine.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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The Chevrolet Company Plays An Unintentional Game of “Peekaboo” With The Leak of The General Motors Document

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

 

The Chevrolet company better stay on its toes, because they have a big leak on their hands. Allegedly there has been an unintentional unearthing regarding the future plans of the company’s C8 Corvette. The specifics of this leak pretty much verify previous rumors about new divisions in the company’s calendar.

Hagerty, an automotive news outlet, disclosed Wednesday of last week (April, 22nd) that after retrieving a document by General Motors announced a standstill for the development of the future Corvette firmwide. Hagerty shared details from the document involving what could likely be impending for the mid-engine vehicle, and if it turns out to be true, there are four new Corvettes predestined in total.

According to the document, GM plans on bringing in the Corvette Z06, which is a great additive to the lineup. This vehicle will include a 5.5-liter dual-cam overtop V8 mounted, with LT6 navigation, and will boost an amazing 650 horsepower with 600 lb-ft of torque. It’s worth noting that there is no notion of a turbo or even supercharger just yet, and this mirrors with some of the specs from the Corvette’s C8.R racing car. The new model will also show off a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 sans forced induction. In accordance with the information, the Z06 is allegedly arriving in 2022, but the delays could push that date back a little.

In succession to this, the Corvette Grand Sport, which will have an engine that is relatively similar, which is a 6,2-liter LT2 V8. The Sport’s engine will continue to be standard from the Stingray. Nevertheless, there is a hybrid system discussed that boosts its performance to 600 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. This electrifying implementation seems to push the power by 105 points over the standard Stingray and is (or was…) scheduled for 2023.

What has been the most impressive of the Corvette ranking is the ZRI, which also has some notable specs. According to the document, this variant will get a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 again but this time with a twin-turbo system to push output to 850 horsepower and 825 lb-ft of torque. As previously stated, these are specifics that continue to follow talk that began going around years ago, providing a bit more believability. The ZRI has an original date for 2024.

What is not just new but also anticipated is the name of the Zora Arkus-Duntov. This model has been dubbed “the father of the Corvette” and worked on countless mid-engined prototypes in his time. The making of the C8 Corvette is mainly the awareness of years worth of ideas and mechanical concoctions. Therefore, it’s been whispered in great frequency that the name would exalt a new variant of the model in order to highlight its prestige.

In this event, it seems like the Zora will be the most energetic variant with a groundbreaking 1,000 horsepower with 975 lb-ft of torque. Based on the document, there should be a version of the LT7 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 and as a hybridized version. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information explaining the precise degree of the Corvette’s electrification.

When asked about the leaked information, a spokesperson for the company told Roadshow “We are not going to engage in the speculation on potential future product”. However, we’re pretty much assuming that this information holds true, though, it might take a little while longer to get any real confirmation.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Due to the delay from Chevy’s leak, it’s probable that we won’t see new Corvette variants for a while, but on the bright side, Miami Lakes Chevrolet currently has some updated Corvettes in their possession and one of them being the powerful Stingray, which can push close to 500 horsepower. If you are interested in any of our dynamic models, please view our online new car inventory on our dealership website and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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$3 Million For A Corvette That Won’t Be Driven?

Friday, January 24th, 2020
2020 Stingray Miami Lakes Automall

2020 Stingray Miami Lakes Automall

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We recently witnessed the award season kick-off to start 2020 off with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earning the 2020 North American Car of the Year award. While the 2020 Chevrolet sports car is the very first 2020 Chevrolet Stingray has officially had its first sale to the tune of a whopping $3 million at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first-ever Chevrolet Corvette to carry a mid-engine build (this means the engine is literally in the middle of the vehicle, rather than under the hood) has a base price of $55,900 MSRP (Plus destination fee), but this is the only first ever built Chevy C8 Stingray. The event hosting this sale was a Narrett-Jackson auction with every bit of the transaction going to charity.

All For A Good Cause

The Detroit Children’s Fund, a not-for-profit organization, is responsible for the earnings. The money will be distributed across public schools in Detroit. The focus of Detroit Children’s Fund is to improve the quality of education in the city where General Motors has its main headquarters and thousands of workers. The sale was completed and sold to Corvette collector Rick Hendrick. Hendrick is apart of the Corvette Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2015. Hendrick owns a total of 94 dealerships, but among all the vehicles he owns, he says he won’t ever drive this first-ever C8. The first debut of the vehicle was launched with the help of actual astronauts to unveil the vehicle. The new mid-engine design, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe is one of the most sought after vehicles to hit the market in recent memory. The auction was actually the biggest success in the 49-year history of Barrett-Jackson Auctions with $141 million produced.

“I’ve been going to those auctions for 25 to 30 years and I’ve bought a lot of No.1s at auction for charity. But nothing like this car. This had bidders from all over the world. It was so much drama. When you have the CEO of General Motors on the stage, that’s a big deal,” Hendrick told the Free Press.

More On the “C8” Corvette

The winning vehicle will carry an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic with automatic shifting. The advantages that have pushed the latest Chevrolet to another level include technology upgrades. The engineers have added new performance components that come standard for each Chevrolet Corvette that allows the vehicle to have 25 percent more oil cooling than the previous-generation Corvette. This is thanks to the new chassis design, part of the changes to a new mid-engine design. The “C8” Stingray is the start of an all-new generation of Corvette vehicles that are fastest and strongest than ever. Engineers added in the legendary 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. 

“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. 

Stop By and See What We Have To Offer

For those looking to start 2020 off right, visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles. We also have a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers thrilled to drive.

With any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy. Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!

Learn to Use Launch Control With the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
2020 Corvette Miami Lakes Automall

2020 Corvette Miami Lakes Automall

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Drivers looking to have fun and start up a vehicle with real power, step into the Chevrolet Corvette. The all-new 2020 Chevy Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever made and the perks of owning this sports car come from the excitement of driving one. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox helps make for a smooth transition while moving. Owners can use the launch control function to operate their 2020 Corvette like never before. Want to see some real speed and some tires burn before hitting grease-lighting speeds? Thanks to an all-new burnout mode that warms the tires before going, the launch control helps owners get the most out of their most-prized vehicle. 

How to Use Launch Control

Once safety buckled up in the driver’s seat of the Corvette, place the car in “Drive” and select the track mode. With a simple double-tap on the electronic stability control button (ESC) to turn the feature off, drivers should then locate the Performance Traction Management (PTM) menu on the instrument cluster. Five choices are available for customers to choose from. The choices include Dry, Race, Sport I, Sport II, Wet. The choice should be made based on the weather and grip requirements. The best part is Launch Control is the feature works no matter which PTM mode is chosen. Press on the brake, press hard on the gas pedal at the same time and lift the brake once the reves settle at 3,500 rpm. The tires should be warmed before using this remarkable feature. 

More on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Currently, 12 exterior body colors are available, but styling elements exist in different packages like the Z51 package. Some carry special emblems on the brake calipers and options exist to have a different look than the standard Corvette provides. Reports have been confirmed for a debut of the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible on October 2nd, 2019. While this remarkable roof-off version of the Corvette is about to come out soon, it might be a while for them to be fully stocked at dealerships. Curious to drive a new Corvette? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall with getting the process started and wrapped up for our customers.

Stop By and See What We Have To Offer

Hoping to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles? Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy! Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!

 

What To Know About the Mid-Engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

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The summer is starting to cool off, but more heat will be turned up when the all-new new mid-engine Corvette arrives. This Corvette is the first mid-engined supercar Chevy has ever made. While some customers have grown a fondness towards hearing the sound of the engine coming from the hood, Chevrolet had other ideas for their 8th-generation Corvette. Chevrolet knows that some buyers won’t like how they are changing where the engine goes, but there’s no turning back now. Chevrolet has already made up their mind that its evolutionary design will win over new buyers. One fantastic reason why this might be certain? This all-new Corvette will be the fastest one ever made.

Chevrolet Is Winning Over New and Previous Customers Alike

Changes have already been made to direct the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Corvette away from traditional aspects, and designs like having chrome wheels. Chrome wheels have been a long-running favorite amongst the conventional Corvette fans, but Chevrolet had to revamp their brand. With a new decade approaching and sales that weren’t as glorious as they once were, Chevrolet is making moves. Consider the positives that will come with this bold take on reinventing their prized Corvette sports car. For those Chevy fans that prefer the front-engined Corvette, keep in mind, Chevrolet has lowered the cost of the previous-generation, the C7 Corvette. That might win back some support for those who want to experience the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. Or perhaps the C8’s 6.2-Liter V8 known as the LT2 is the reason. 495 horsepower with 570 lb-ft of torque is impressive and 40 more horsepower than the previous generation C7 Corvette. However, for those who want the previous-generation Corvette are in luck.

How the Supplier Pricing Discount Works On a C7 Purchase

We’ve learned Chevrolet is extending “Supplier Pricing For Everyone” for the Corvette C7 through September 2nd, 2019. This pricing is reserved for huge discounts on the Corvette in the amount up to $9,404 price cut. There aren’t any hopes to jump through to gain this clearance price. The only way to have more of a savings is by choosing the highest-tier Corvette in the Corvette Z06 that starts at $95,020 MSRP (plus destination fee) and allows for savings of over $9,700. However, customers can expect a fantastic discount on the C7 Corvette, no matter which trim they opt for. 

Things To Remember About Discount Deal

Keep in mind, this unique offer is only allowed for customers who are purchasing their C7, not leasing.  The only other requirement to achieve these $9,000+ saving is to have owned any Chevrolet Corvette before. This is considered a loyalty discount meant to keep those with a Corvette, in a more modern Corvette. Without a previous Corvette, this deal loses $3,000 in savings for first-time Corvette owners. However, saving $6,000 or more on any vehicle is always a welcomed deal. For those who want to get the ball rolling on a new Corvette, we know the place to drive them home. 

Come Check Out Chevrolet At Miami Lakes Automall

Thinking about a new vehicle? We want you to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles. Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and have a large inventory of the newest Chevrolet vehicles. We also carry a large pre-owned variety that is second-to-none!

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us a one-stop-shop. Dealing with any current or on-going issues with your current vehicle lately? Let us help. Our service team will make sure you’re back on the road quickly with a simple appointment. We look forward to being your center for all things automotive at Miami Lakes Automall.