2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Hennessey
The mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has yet to arrive in dealerships, but Hennessey is already staking claim to an aftermarket program that could provide the Corvette C8 with as much as 1,200 horsepower. Company founder John Hennessey dropped the bombshell, saying that the program would bring a lot to the table in terms of aerodynamic enhancements, new wheels, and, of course, engine upgrade programs with different states of tune.
The availability of Hennessey’s program will largely depend on the Corvette C8’s market launch. The eight-generation ‘Vette was supposed to arrive this year, but General Motors has pushed the start of production to early 2021 — around February or March — due to the UAW strike that lasted a month before ending in October 2019. If you’re dying to get a hold of this 1,200-horsepower, Hennessey-tuned Corvette C8, you might have to wait around a year for that opportunity.‘’
The Chevy C8 Corvette ZR1 Will Be the First AWD Corvette and Will Offer Impressive Hybrid Horsepower
The C8-generation Corvette brought radical changes to the nameplate, but upcoming versions of the sports car will take things even further. We already learned that the new-generation Z06 will feature a twin-turbo V-8 for the first time, and it seems that the upcoming ZR1 will introduce electrification and all-wheel drive to the iconic Corvette nameplate. The latest rumor claims that the ZR1 will hit the road with no less than 900 horsepower.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Is Quicker to 60 MPH Than the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - This Video Tells Us Why
Besides being as American as hot dogs, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 and the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 sit at the very top of their respective makers performance pyramid. Sure, the Blue Oval also has the Ford GT muscle to flex, but for now, we’ll focus on the two, specifically how quick ar they to 60 miles per hour from a dead stop. Turns out, the mid-engined C8 is the nimbler of the two, despite holding an obvious power disadvantage. How’s that possible? Bear with us to find out.
If You Can’t Wait for The Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Get The LEGO Treatment, Here’s How You Can Build One From the Ground Up
Like most hotly anticipated cars, there’s a segment of the car-loving population that is also into the hobby of collecting scaled versions of premium cars, or in some cases, LEGO versions of the same premium cars. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 counts as one of the most anticipated cars of the car, but don’t expect to see it in LEGO form anytime soon. What you can do, instead, is take matters into your hands — like one person did — and build a 1:20 scale version of the Corvette C8 using used LEGO bricks. It’s not an official LEGO product, but this LEGO Corvette C8 should do until the real licensed one comes out, if it ever does.
Does the 2020 Chevy C8.R Have What It Takes to Win Championships?
The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has arrived, and it is a doozy. The Corvette racer is all set to make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25, 2020. But before it lays the smackdown on the race track, the Corvette C8.R takes its turn under the spotlight where it’s properly getting the attention it deserves. The Corvette C8.R isn’t just a race car; it also happens to be Chevrolet’s first-ever mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class. It’s also Chevrolet’s first clean sheet race car design racer since the C5.R debuted in 1999. Through all these firsts, the Corvette C8.R racer takes its place as Chevrolet’s next warhorse, succeeding a race car — the Corvette CR.7 — that won 16 races in its time, including the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Can the C8.R replicate that kind of success? Only time will tell. For now, let’s enjoy the fact that the C8.R is here, and it’s ready to stake its claim as the next great Corvette racer.
Chevrolet’s Open-Top 2020 Corvette C8 Weighs 77 Pounds More Than The Coupe
Unlike its coupe sibling, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible didn’t get to revel in the hype that usually precedes an important launch. It’s not that the open-top 2020 Corvette C8 isn’t important - in fact, it’s the first Vette fitted with a hardtop - but its reveal was announced back when Chevy was still busy introducing the fixed roof C8 to the world.
The Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible has made its debut, but Chevy decided to surprise us by showing off the all-new Chevy C8 Corvette C8.R at the same time. The car we see here is No.4, but there’s also a No. 3 car that wears a yellow primary color with silver accents – basically the opposite of No. 4 – that hardens back to the GTLM Racing Corvettes that we’ve enjoyed over the last two decades. There are no specifications available for the C8.R quite yet, but we’ll get to see it make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.
2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible Gallery
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible has arrived with a hardtop roof, an increase of 80 pounds or so in weight, and some other significant changes. Highlights include a new rear hatch that doesn’t facilitate viewing of the V-8 hidden behind the rear seats and, now, the rear trunk has its own dedicated cover as opposed to being integrated with the rear hatch as we see on the coupe - this was necessary for the hardtop to be stored when retracted. This might seem a little strange, but it does offer one big benefit: The Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible has the same amount of rear trunk storage as the coupe!
Power output of 495 horsepower with the performance exhaust has remained the same, and Chevy claims the Corvette Convertible can hit 60 mph in around 3 seconds, just a hair slower than the Coupe.
2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Top Speed Run - How Fast Does It Really Go?
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may be the base model of the eighth-generation of Chevy’s legendary grand touring sportscar but its performance figures already suggest that ’America’s Sportscar’ should be soon renamed to ’America’s Supercar’. The Stingray impressed us already with its practicality, its styling, and the fact that it’s mid-engined to begin with - given that GM’s been considering and working behind the scenes on a mid-engined Corvette for over 50 years.
More recently, GM proved it can keep a promise when it announced that the Stingray’s MSRP will slot just under the $60,000 mark making the new ’Vette an absolute bargain. Now we know for sure this is an absolute bargain that can hit 194 mph and we’re impressed once more. Remember, that’s about as much as a Ferrari F430 Berlinetta that cost a whopping $186,925 when introduced in the U.S. some 15 years ago and, of course, the Z06 and ZR1 that are just around the corner will easily surpass 200 mph.
Someone May Have Spotted the C8 Corvette Hybrid but We’re Not So Sure
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette has yet to arrive in showrooms, but Chevrolet is already working on new versions of the mid-engined sports car. We’ve seen the race-spec C8.R being tested at Sebring, as well as new prototypes driven on public roads. The most recent C8 Corvette footage includes two cars that seem to be hybrids. Is Chevrolet electrifying the Z06 or the ZR1?
2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06
The 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 is an upcoming, higher performance version of the eighth-generation Corvette. The C8 Z06 will be the first model of its kind with a mid-engined layout and, much like its predecessor, it will slot between the regular C8 Stingray and the upcoming C8 ZR1. Rumors about the new-gen Z06 have been flying around for quite some time and we already know that it will have a more aggressive body and a more powerful engine. The latter will be twin-turbocharged and related to the mill in the race-spec C8.R. But let’s find out more about that in the speculative review below.
Leaked Specs Reveal 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is quicker than C7 Z06
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is already on its way to dealerships, but GM has yet to reveal all the specs. Although Chevy did announce the car’s top speed, 0 to 60 and quarter mile times remained a mystery. Until today, when a Corvette Forum member got a look at an engineer’s booklet at the 2019 Corvettes at Carlisle event. Fortunately, he also snapped some photos and we now know everything there is to know about the 2020 C8 Corvette.
Screw the C8 Corvette Stingray - You Want the C8 Corvette Z06
Now that the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette has been unveiled and is on its way to dealerships, everyone is wondering what the new-generation Z06 will bring to the table. Original rumors talked about a turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, but it seems that Chevy will actually go with a different design. The new mill will be twin-turbocharged, a first for the nameplate, but it will be closely related to the engine in the race-spec Corvette C8.R and loosely based on a Cadillac unit. Let’s find out more about that below.
Book Your 2020 C8 Corvette ASAP Because Chevrolet Is Going to Hike the Prices for the Next Model Year
When GM announced a sub-$60,000 price for the new Corvette C8, including the destination charges, it sent the automotive community into a spiral. How could GM price a car that was built from scratch so close to the starting price of the outgoing C7? A lot of speculations were made about this ‘sorcery’ and as it turns out, there was a catch all along. According to MotorTrend, the sub-$60,000 base price would only last for the first model year. This means that for the 2021 model, GM will bump up the prices. Surprised, angry, or befuddled?
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette May start from $59,995, but it gets expensive with the cool options
Chevrolet just released pricing for the 2020 C8 Corvette and, as promised, it costs less than $60,000 in base spec. Specifically, it retails from $59,995, which makes it the most affordable mid-engined sports car on the market. However, adding the cool options will inflate the Corvette’s price quite a bit. Keep reading to find out how much you’ll pay for an optioned-up ’Vette.
Update: Check out our in-depth coverage of GM’s Decision to increase C8 Corvette pricing after the first model year!
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is the eighth-generation of the iconic sports cars. Unveiled in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the C8 Corvette marks a massive departure from the C7 and its predecessor. For the first time ever, the Corvette features a mid-engined layout and becomes a full-fledged sports car rather than a sporty two-seat grand tourer. In this new configuration, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette competes against sports cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford GT, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and Audi R8.
Redesigned from the ground up, the C8 is a brand-new car on the outside, but it still sports some trademark Corvette cues. The headlamps, the taillights, and the nose are clearly reminiscent of the C7 model. But the entire is entirely new and boasts more technology than any Corvette from the past. There’s big news under the rear hood as well, where Chevy stuffed a new LT2 V-8 engine. Likewise, the C8 is the first Corvette to feature a dual-clutch transmission, as well as the first of its kind to not have a manual transmission option. The C8 Corvette is also the quickest and more powerful naturally aspirated model of its kind, but more about that in the detailed review below.
Update 8/18/2019:We’ve updated this review with new pricing and performance information. Check out what’s new in our review below!
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Is Faster Than the C7, But How Much Faster?
Two details were missing from the media whirlwind that is the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8: its price tag and top speed. We already dedicated a separate article to the price tag topic, so it’s now time to look at the 2020 Corvette C8’s top speed. According to Chevrolet’s own PR talk, the new Corvette can do 194 mph, which is roughly 313 km/h.
$59,995 Corvette C8 Price Shows It Is the Best Bargain Mid-Engine Sports Car We Ever Had
With a base price of $58,900 ($59,995 with destination fee), the new mid-engine Corvette C8 proves that GM delivered on its sub-$60k promise. I cannot think of another car that could come close to the performance of the Corvette C8 for less than $60k. I remind you that it can reach 60 mph in just over 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 194 mph. The only car that can come close to it in terms of performance is the Caterham Seven 480 that can accelerate to 60 mph in about the same time as a base Corvette C8, but for $51,000.
Yet, I am not sure that all of you would agree that the Caterham Seven is a regular car. Anything else in this price bracket - including the 335-horsepower Supra, 405-horsepower M2, or 300-horsepower 718 Cayman - is too slow in terms of performance. As we reported earlier, for $59,995, you get a base 2020 Corvette C8 1LT, that comes with eight-way powered, leather-covered seats, Brembo brakes, a 12-inch instrument cluster, and an 8-inch central display. GM also offers the C8 Corvette Stingray in 2LT and 3LT guises for $67,295 and $71,945, respectively.
The 9 Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Didn’t Make it To Production
For over five decades we’ve been teased with various Corvette concepts displaying the idea that the engine should be moved from just in front of the cabin to behind the rear seats. While this idea might seem ludicrous to purists, we know that it will finally become a reality with the forthcoming C8. But there wouldn’t have been a C8 without all the prototypes that preceded it.
If everything we’ve seen and heard in the past couple of years regarding the 8th generation of the Chevrolet Corvette is true, and there’s little doubt about it, the C7 will become the final front-engined Corvette because the C8 is bound to have the engine where rivaling Lamborghinis and Ferraris have had it since forever - behind the front seats. A few camouflaged prototypes have been seen testing over the past few months and, while we aren’t sure about its name, we know that it’ll be based on a new platform and it will cost a whole lot more than the current model.
The best view we’ve got of the new Chevrolet sports car is of a mule testing at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany. It features a radically different design although some design cues from the current model, like the side air vents up front, remain. We don’t know what engine will power the new car, pundits reporting that a racing version seen testing at Road America might sport a V-6, and we might not get much more insight on it until next year’s Detroit Auto Show where, supposedly, Chevy will take the wraps off the new model. Until then, here’s a look at the plethora of prototypes that predated it.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Had Its First Public Crash
Chevrolet’s highly-teased, highly-discussed, and highly-covered 2020 Corvette C8 has been making headlines since the beginning of the year. And most likely, it won’t stop here. However, when we mentioned “making headlines” we didn’t mean “making headlines because of a crash.”