2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray revealed
The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a initial mid-engine chronicle in a model’s history, and promises supercar opening during a discount groundwork cost reduction than $60,000.
The C8.R is a large reason since a mid-engine Corvette exits. The new foe automobile was designed to take on a likes of a Ford GT and Porsche 911 RSR and 488 GTE in a IMSA GTLM class. Chevy hopes a switch creates it some-more competitive, and given a aged automobile won a few championships with a engine in front, a foe should be concerned.
It’s formed on a Corvette Stingray’s chassis, though has a really opposite powertrain dark underneath bodywork optimized for a track. Unlike a Stingray’s 6.2-liter pushrod V8, a C8.R is powered by a 5.5-liter beyond cam engine with a flat-plane crankshaft.
THE FIRST 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY COULD BE WORTH MILLIONS
That engine pattern typically delivers a lighter, faster-revving engine than a some-more common cross-plane holder layout, though comes with some-more quivering and reduction torque. In a box of a C8.R, it’s singular by a series’ regulations to 500 hp and 480 lb-ft, while a incomparable Stingray engine is rated during 495 hp and 470 lb-ft.
But what if there were no rules?
We’ll find out shortly enough, since Chevrolet reliable to Jalopnik that a flat-plane holder engine will be used in a destiny chronicle of a Corvette, put it in an disdainful organisation of vehicles that includes Ferraris, McLaren’s and a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
Speculation is that it will finish adult in a initial mid-engine Corvette Z06 with about 650 hp, though Chevy has not reliable anything of a sort.
In a meantime, a C8.R will entrance in a 2020 Rolex 24 during Daytona in January.
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