Chevy Teases The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette With a 30-Second Video That Shows More Old Than New
Someone tell Chevrolet to let the C8 out already!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
Unless you live under a rock, you know know that the much-anticipated 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette will make its official debut in July. People have been expecting a mid-engined Corvette for more than five decades now, and Chevrolet finally decided to cave in. However, Chevrolet is playing its part perfectly to make sure the hype leading to the C8’s reveal reaches its peak on July 18. The automaker has released a small teaser clip, but it feels more like a homage to the brand than hyping the C8. Playing mind games, Chevrolet?
Did We Miss Out Any Subtle Hints In The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette’s First Teaser?
The 28-second clip basically shows what Corvette has done over the years. Now, teasers tend to have riddles and mysteries within them, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case with this teaser. The clip starts off with the old and new logos, followed by some of the most iconic models from the Corvette’s stable. As it should be, we get to see Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Russian engineer who made Corvette what it is today. He is seen wearing a helmet and racing goggles on the track. Is this a tribute to THE man, or does this mean the C8 will be called Zora?
A few of the models that mark their presence, even if it's for half-a-second, include the experimental car designed in 1959, the first-gen C1 convertible, a couple of C2 Stingrays, the C2 Concept from 1959, and so on.
A timer is running in the hindsight and it stops at 07:18:19. We all know this is the launch date, but it would be one hell of a coincidence if it also happens to be the C8’s Nurburgring lap record time! As is the trend with Corvettes in general, the C8 will also feature a re-designed logo. The elements remain the same - checkered flag on the left, and Bowtie logo and fleur-de-lis on the right. But, the two arms have been pushed together and now connect completely instead of just their bases.
The C8 Will Help Sell Other Corvette Models As Well
Until now, we don’t know anything else apart from the Corvette C8’s launch date. Well, we also know the fact that it will be a mid-engined car, obviously. But we know nothing more than this.
However, if rumors are to believed, the C8 could feature a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine in the entry-level trim that churns out 460 ponies, and a 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 755 horsepower.
A hybrid engine is apparently in the works too, and it could breach the four-digit power figure mark, but that is still at least a couple of years away. Chevrolet recently added 400 hourly jobs to its factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to add an extra production shift at the facility. Do you think Chevrolet is being a little too optimistic about expecting an unprecedented demand for the C8? Share your thoughts on this exciting little teaser, and on the Corvette C8 in the comments section below.
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