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The Reasoning Behind the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette's Delay is Stupid at Best

The Reasoning Behind the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette’s Delay is Stupid at Best

Do the budget constraints have anything to do with this?

We recently learned that the Corvette C8 is going to miss the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. According to GM Authority, anonymous sources have said that the automaker is delaying the mid-engined ‘Vette by six months after the engineers discovered a "major electrical issue" with the car. If true, this screw-up is quite embarrassing for the automaker.

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Is Chevy Afraid to Debut the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Next to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

Is Chevy Afraid to Debut the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Next to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

Or is there a bigger underlying issue with the ’Vette?

The moment we’ve all been waiting for isn’t around the corner. GM has made it official that the mid-engined, C8 Corvette won’t be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford will, however, launch the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Did Chevrolet chicken out at the last moment and tried to avoid direct comparisons with the GT500?

It sounds like an incredible hypothesis, but what if it’s true? Or what if Chevrolet actually encountered some other issues during the final tests of the C8 that pushed the American giant to delay the launch of, maybe, their most awaited product ever? In any case, the most bad-ass sixth-generation Mustang will be at NAIAS and Chevrolet will have no ’answer’ for it at their stand. This is interesting.

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Chevy Says It's Not Bringing the 2020 C8 Corvette to the Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Says It’s Not Bringing the 2020 C8 Corvette to the Detroit Auto Show

You’ll have to ride the hype train a bit longer before the new ’Vette reveals itself

Were you expecting to see the mid-engine Corvette C8 at the Detroit Auto Show in January? Well, hold your breath no more because it’s not going to happen. When reached to comment about whether or not something will be unveiled at the 2019 North-American International Auto Show, GM stated that there’s nothing planned for the Chevrolet brand - something that’s leaving everyone frustrated.

The rumor mill’s been going and going at an unimaginable speed when it comes to the upcoming Corvette generation. It’s no wonder when you think that it’s been the wet dream of Zora Arkus-Duntov himself to see a mid-engine Corvette in showrooms and now it’s finally about to happen. But the unveiling won’t happen, as many were hoping, at the final Detroit Auto Show to be held in January. Instead, the only new car that will come from the whole GM stable should be Cadillac’s XT6 crossover. Not really something to cause a massive stir like the Corvette would have done.

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Check Out the New Logo On the Leaked 2020 Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette Key Fob

Check Out the New Logo On the Leaked 2020 Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette Key Fob

The patent application shows a 2020 model year too…

We’ve been chomping at the bit to get any and all details we can on the upcoming mid-engine Corvette C8 that’s slated to drop early next year, and now, we’re getting another piece of the puzzle as the C8’s key fob just leaked onto the web. Even more important that the leak is the fact that it has an all-new logo.

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

The first-gen Chevelle at the peak of its refinement

The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle was the windup of the first generation of this American classic. It came with a facelift compared to 1966 and, just like before, numerous body styles were available as well as a wide palette of trim levels to appeal to every GM buyer. This one, a 2-door SS, was the boldest of all Chevelles.

It was back in 1964 that Chevrolet introduced the Chevelle as a mid-size as a direct response to Ford’s Fairlane and AMC’s Classic models that were at the top of their game in the intermediate class. The production-ready Chevelle wasn’t conceived as a unibody model. Instead, GM decided to put the only new American car of 1964 on the A-body platform which was quite a novelty at the time.

By 1967, the Chevelle was reaching the end of the first generation’s production run and, before a new car was introduced for 1968, the restyled first-generation model soldiered on and, by now, the Super Sport (SS) model was standalone. Meanwhile, the Malibu remained the top trim level option for the Chevelle and actually went on to replace the Chevelle nameplate altogether 11 years later.

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Latest Renderings of the Mid-Engined C8 Chevy Corvette Depict a True Ferrari 488 Competitor

Latest Renderings of the Mid-Engined C8 Chevy Corvette Depict a True Ferrari 488 Competitor

Still looks familiar though

While spy shots suggest the high-anticipated mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is just around the corner, we have yet to see it in the metal without camouflage. Thankfully enough, Chevy has been using lighter camo recently, thin enough to notice most of its exterior features. And these new renderings provide an accurate depiction of the upcoming sports car.

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1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

Everyone’s favorite car-turned-truck

The Chevrolet El Camino coupe utility vehicle was classified as an SUV at the time. It was based on the chassis of a sedan but offered a sizeable bed behind the seats. The third generation El Camino was the second to last to be based on the Chevelle platform.

The El Camino was GM’s answer to the Ford Ranchero. Apparently, GM’s Harley Earl had thought about introducing a coupe utility vehicle a full five years before Ford debuted the Ranchero but internal decision-making delayed the concept which was only green-lighted after GM noticed that the Ranchero had a market.

The El Camino became, arguably, the most practical muscle car by 1970 as a response to the Ranchero which was, by now, based on the Ford Falcon. That’s why you could get an El Camino with the Super Sport package and an almighty engine under the hood. This particular example comes with the 7.0-liter 550 horsepower V-8 engine which wasn’t available on the El Camino at the time.

Keep reading to learn more about the 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

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Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 Could Cost $170,000

Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 Could Cost $170,000

Ouch!

Arguably the hottest and most discussed car to be unveiled in 2019, the Chevy Corvette C8 remains a mystery, with very little official information to run by as of November. Thankfully, the rumor has provided us some data in recent months and now it’s back with pricing information, placing the mid-engined sports car at $169,900 before options.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1

The mid-engined Vette is coming in early 2019!

The Corvette Zora ZR1 is one of the rumored names for Chevrolet’s upcoming mid-engined sports car. Set to be unveiled in 2019, it will be part of the eighth-generation Corvette, also known as the C8. For the time being it’s not yet certrain whether Chevy will keep making a front-engined Vette, but the midship sports car has already been spotted on public roads as a prototype.

Whether Chevrolet will keep offering a front-engined Corvette or not, the company’s goals with the C8-generation car are more than obvious. Chevy is not only aiming to offer a competitor for the Ford GT, but also wants to enter the entry-level supercar market dominated by the Porsche 911 Turbo, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracan, and the McLaren 720S. Keep reading to find out what we already know about the upcoming Corvette Zora.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette Zora.

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Former Corvette Engineers Look at Why It Took So Long for GM to Build a Mid-Engine Vette

Former Corvette Engineers Look at Why It Took So Long for GM to Build a Mid-Engine Vette

I’ts taken a while, but there will be a mid-engined 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

Talk of a making mid-engined Corvette has been constant since the 1970s, but the idea never really fully materialized and if you want to know why GM only is just now testing one with plans to release in 2020, then do read on.

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Chevrolet Corvette C8 Caught Testing at the Nürburgring

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Caught Testing at the Nürburgring

It’s certainly looking like a mid-mounted engine is on the way…

Hype continues to build for the up-and-coming eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, as rumor has it the American icon will finally step up to a mid-engined platform in a bid to challenge top-shelf sports machines from Europe. Now, you can get a sneak peek at what’s in store, as the C8 was just spied lapping the Nürburgring.

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Mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 caught testing at Nurburgring

Mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 caught testing at Nurburgring

Still under camo

It’s been only hours since our paparazzi spotted the mid-engined Corvette on public roads and GM’s upcoming supercar took another trip outside the garage. This time around, the mid-ship ’Vette got its wheels stretched on the famous Nurburgring track.

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The Mid-Engined, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Got Caught Testing On Public Roads

The Mid-Engined, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Got Caught Testing On Public Roads

It’s still hidden under camo, though

The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is arguably the most anticipated car of 2018, but GM’s contender for the supercar market is in no hurry to unveil itself in the metal. Our paparazzi just spotted the vehicle in the wild, but it’s still wrapped in camouflage from bumper to bumper.

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by Caravaggio Corvettes

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by Caravaggio Corvettes

Comprehensive Set Of Improvements For A Lot Of Money

Caravaggio Corvettes managed to reconnect the words luxury and Corvette one more time. As we all know, the latest Corvette is quite a car, especially in its high-end forms like the Z06 or the ZR1. However, even its best trim lacked the sophistication and luxurious layout that could be compared with anything similar from Europe. Caravaggio Corvettes, a Corvette modification company known for its specialized approach to customizing Corvettes, designed a new interior, garnished it with leather and other exclusive materials, then actually showcased two tricked out cars.

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"Racing-Type Vehicles" Let Connecticut Police Pull Them Over for Going too Slow

"Racing-Type Vehicles" Let Connecticut Police Pull Them Over for Going too Slow

Shooting a YouTube video and intentionally holding up traffic isn’t cool

Driving too fast on a highway will almost certainly get you booked. But driving too slow? That actually happens, too, especially when the offending party, or parties, in this case, thinks it can just get away with shooting a video of sorts in the name of YouTube clicks. That’s exactly what happened to a group of drivers that were allegedly rolling down I-15 in Connecticut with their high-powered exotics, except that they weren’t going too fast with their cars, but because they were going too slow.

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You Can Now Rent a 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 at Hertz

You Can Now Rent a 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 at Hertz

It’s not just a 2018 Corvette ZO6; it’s a special edition model that celebrates Hertz’s 100th anniversary

Hertz is a tried-and-tested name in the rental car game, and its latest offering is going to scratch a lot of sports car itches. As part of the company’s 100th-anniversary celebration, Hertz is offering 100 special edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06s at the cost of just $199 per day. Throw in other fees and taxes and that total bumps up to almost $300, but still, that’s a relative bargain to pay for the chance to spend a day with one of these black and yellow beauties.

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2019 C8 Corvette to Feature Active Side Skirts, Spoilers, and Downforce Generating Ducts

2019 C8 Corvette to Feature Active Side Skirts, Spoilers, and Downforce Generating Ducts

Could the mid-engine Corvette get first dibs on these new aero technologies?

Patent filings are flying all over the place as automakers rush to protect their home-grown inventions. The latest company to do so is General Motors, which has secured patents for a number of active aerodynamic components that could soon find their way to the Chevrolet Corvette. All in all, GM was recently awarded three new patents involving adaptive aero technologies, specifically Active Side-Skirts, Active Spoilers, and Downforce Generating Ducts..

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2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette by Specialty Vehicle Engineering

2019 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette by Specialty Vehicle Engineering

How does a 1,000-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette sound like to all of you

The Chevrolet Yenko Camaro holds a special place in the heart of drag-strip fanatics from the 1960s, in part because of Yenko Chevrolet, the Pennsylvania-based dealership owned by racer Don Yenko that turned production Camaros into go-faster track-spec monsters. Fast forward to this year, though, and the Yenko nameplate is being revived on another performance-focused Chevrolet by New Jersey-based Specialty Vehicle Engineering. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Chevrolet Yenko Corvette.

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Video: Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Caught Testing Next To The ZR1

Video: Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Caught Testing Next To The ZR1

We’ll eventually see this bad boy in all its glory

Like a unicorn that pops up whenever it feels like it, the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is arguably one of the most sought-after test mules in the business today. Sightings have increased in frequency in the last few months, and the latest one shows the Corvette prancing around in Colorado, still decked in thick black wraps with some camouflage thrown in for good measure.

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Video: Hear the Mid-engined Corvette's Twin-Turbo V-8 Roar under Full Throttle

Video: Hear the Mid-engined Corvette’s Twin-Turbo V-8 Roar under Full Throttle

First off-the-line sprint caught on video

Chevrolet’s mid-engined Corvette is no longer just a rumor. We’ve spotted several prototypes testing on public roads, and we already know a few things about the car from insiders and the rumor mill. It’s long been speculated that Chevy will use forced-induction to give the mid-ship Vette supercar-like performance and this new video comes to confirm just that.

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GM Executive, Mark Reuss, Should Probably Stop Driving Pace Cars on Indy Car Races

GM Executive, Mark Reuss, Should Probably Stop Driving Pace Cars on Indy Car Races

Mark Reuss drove a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in the parade lap and promptly crashed it

General Motors’ Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain, Mark Reuss, crashed a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on the parade lap of the second IndyCar race at the Detroit Grand Prix. The surreal incident led to a 27-minute delay and prompted the Internet to come down hard on Reuss. Fortunately, neither Reuss nor his passenger, IndyCar official Mark Sand, were hurt after the crash.

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Bart Starr's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Up for Auction

Bart Starr’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Up for Auction

Highly original and utterly unique

You gotta love a classic ‘Vette - the looks, the sound, the smell… it’s pure nostalgia stuff. This particular Corvette Sting Ray Convertible takes it even further, bringing some very American provenance to the table as the vehicle originally given to Bart Starr for winning the MVP award at Super Bowl I.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray

Wallpaper of the Day: 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray

When Chevy introduced the C7 Corvette, we’re pretty sure that the Earth stood still for a moment. The car managed to maintain the classic Corvette philosophy but came to the market with an all-new design, new powertrain, and a brand-new interior. It was a complete makeover, yet it was still very distinguishable as a Corvette. This is evolution done right, folks. When introduced in 2014, it delivered 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque from a naturally aspirated, direct-injected, 6.2-liter V-8. It was also available with a performance exhaust system at launch that raised those figures to 460 and 465, respectively. Zero-to-60 mph? That sprint comes in less than four seconds. Needless, to say, the Corvette is the epitome of sports cars and muscle cars alike, and that’s why we’ve decided to honor it as the Wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked our favorite, but we’ve included a rather sizeable gallery that you’re more than welcome to pick and choose from. Go ahead, now, get to downloading already.

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