The First Rendering of the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette ZR1 Has Us Anxious for the Future
Chevrolet says it has seriously enhanced every part of the new Corvette C8 Stingray’s performance repertoire - the car is considerably faster to sprint, but also sharper and more agile through the corners than the model it replaces. On paper, the regular C8 is probably about as quick as more potent versions of the old Corvette C7, so we’re really wondering what kind of bonkers numbers the ZR1 version of the C8 will provide.
The Weirdest and Most Useless Options for the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Like many premium vehicles, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette comes with plenty of options. But while some of them are cool and customize the car in a tasteful way, others are unusual or downright useless. Here’s a few options that you shouldn’t even consider and a few choices that Chevy should have grouped in a more useful way.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Has Specific Roof Mounts in the Trunk for Safe Storage
It’s been a week since the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 made its debut and I can’t think of any other car in recent history that’s been prodded over more times than this one. The all-out dissection of the Corvette C8 is real, folks, and in this particular space, our attention turns to the Vette’s removable roof panel, the rear cargo area, and, specifically, the two mounts inside the storage space that help keep the roof comfortably in place when it’s stowed in the compartment. The removable roof panel is one of the Corvette C8’s most talked-about features, in part because it can turn the sports car into a full-fledged convertible with a simple twist of three latches in the interior. But since the Corvette C8 is not the actual Corvette C8 Convertible — that model will arrive in a few months, if scheduling holds form — it needs a safe place to stay out of sight if you want to roll around town without it. The rear cargo trunk is that space haven, and those mounts help keep the roof in place for the duration of its stay there.
The Definitive List of Options You Must Choose When Configuring Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is not yet available for purchase and doesn’t have a starting price, but Chevy already published an online configurator to have fun with. While pricing for all the options isn’t yet available, we can browse through them and even configure the 2020 C8 Corvette for when it will go on sale. The mid-engined sports car comes with more options than ever and we already spotted some must-have features.
What Exterior Color Options Did We Not See on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette at Launch?
When we attended the launch of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette we only saw the new mid-engined Stingray in four of the available colors. They’re all fine choices and each gives the car a unique vibe and look, yet this limited selection only constituted about 25 percent of all available color options. So which ones were not present?
What Does Jay Leno Think of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray?
Jay Leno has cached a lot of us can only dream of having. When Chevrolet debuted the Corvette C8 last week in Los Angeles, California, it did so in Leno’s backyard. And just as sure as the sky is blue, the comedian was one of the very first people to see the all-new Corvette C8 up close and personal. Proving that Leno’s cache in the auto world is second-to-none, the former host of the Tonight Show was even allowed to film an exclusive walk-around of the Corvette for his hugely popular Internet show, Jay Leno’s Garage. These are the kinds of things that only people like Jay Leno can pull off. It certainly helps, too, that Leno knows what he’s talking about when it comes to cars, and this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage is no different as the star of the episode — that’d be the Corvette C8 — is given the proper run-through by one of the most knowledgable gear heads in this side of the world.
How Different is the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette’s Interior Compared to the 2019 Chevy C7 Corvette?
Standard internet Corvette C8 discussion:
"I never liked Corvettes but now I am willing to donate my left nut to get the C8!"
"Where do you get the other $59,999.99 from?"
Chevrolet wants to do one thing with the new Corvette! It wants to attract younger buyers to the brand. The mid-engine layout, crazy bang-for-buck, and frankly, fine styling is the way to go. Right now, if you go to any Corvette forum, you can read similar comments, and "discussions" like the one I’ve politely copied from another friendly automotive site. Young people are writing this. A lot of them want to donate a nut to get the C8!
That’s cool, but I have one more hole to pick to be completely mesmerized by the new mid-engine Corvette! What about its interior? How does it compare with the Corvette C7’s interior, and does it finally give some premium-like aura? It needs to if it wants to jumpstart the possible future of Corvette-brand!
The Electric Ford-150 Can Tow Some Serious Weight
Have you heard about the heavyweight lifting competition going on in the truck segment? Until last year, the Super Duty and Heavy Duty trucks from Ford, Ram, and Chevy were leading the way by towing in the ballpark of 35,000 pounds. However, the wonder boy, Elon Musk, swatted these figures by announcing on Twitter that the upcoming Tesla pickup truck will be able to tow 300,000 pounds. This, obviously, sent everyone into a frenzy because such a figure was unheard of. But, it looks like this hurt Ford’s ego and the company released a video of its upcoming Ford F-150 electric pickup truck and its towing capability. The latest creation from Ford can tow more than one million pounds! Yes, you read that right. How’s that spank, Tesla?
Still Don’t Like the Look of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette? Let Us Show You How Similar it is to the C7 Corvette!
The launch of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray is on everybody’s lips these days. It has to be one of the most significant car launches of the year, especially since it’s going to be sold in right-hand drive, and it is ,therefore, most likely also been designed to comply with European legislation (among other places). So, it’s going to be a global sports car with exotic supercar looks at only a fraction of the price - in fact, it’s probably not even going to be that much more expensive than the C7 Stingray it replaces.
You may think that in moving the engine behind the passenger compartment, Chevrolet has essentially rewritten the formula for the Corvette, and you’d be right. However, that’s about the most drastic and revolutionary thing the automaker did, because from a visual standpoint, everything else looks evolutionary. You can certainly immediately tell the C8 looks more modern and more like an imported, mid-engined exotic, yet you can also see the fact that it’s a development of the C7’s styling.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is Here, So Is Now the Right Time to Buy a C7 Corvette?
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s long-awaited arrival has answered as many questions as it has opened new ones. One of the prevailing questions surrounding the C8’s arrival is one that doesn’t pertain to the model at all. This question is all about its predecessor, the Chevrolet Corvette C7, specifically as it relates to the ideal time to buy one before production of the model completely stops. So, is now the right time to buy a Chevrolet Corvette C7, knowing full well the kind of resale value it could attract when supplies are officially off the table? It’s an interesting question when you consider what kind of stature the C7-generation Corvette will one day have in the annals of the sports car’s long and rich history. But as far as short answers go, yes, now is the right time to buy a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C7. You can risk it and wait to see how the market will look like once production ends, but doing so doesn’t guarantee you a better shot at a Corvette C7 at a cheaper price than what you’ll have to spend for a brand new model today. Take all that risk out of the equation and go buy one now.
A Chevy C8 Corvette Shooting Brake Definitely Needs to Happen
Everybody seems to be writing these days just about the Chevrolet Corvette C8, the first production Corvette with the engine positioned behind the cabin and in front of the rear axle. Everyone is raving about the performance figures of the base Stingray model and about the crazy tech that GM poured in its halo car, a car that’s already got its hallowed place in the history books. That’s why we’re already seeing digital artists play around with the C8 and modify it, this being a prime example of computerized freedom: a shooting brake C8. Yes, the engine is still supposed to be in the back there somewhere.
The Chevy Corvette C8 spearheads a new generation of Corvette-badged supercars that try to bridge the gap between a usual supercar and what the Corvette used to be up until the seventh generation, namely a grand tourer. The front-engined layout allowed Corvette owners to carry quite a lot of stuff in the hatch of the car that’s now, essentially, gone since there’s an engine in the same area. While Chevrolet did equip the C8 with a pair of trunks like you usually find on EVs, it’s still not as practical as the C7, and this is where a shooting brake version may be able to amend the situation. It’ll never happen but, if it did, would you want one?
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is the first ’Vette without a manual gearbox and you shouldn’t be upset
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette broke cover with a dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic transmission and no option for a manual. This is a premier for the nameplate, which was offered with both manual and automatic transmissions from 1953 until 2018. Granted, the dual-clutch automatic makes the C8 Corvette the quickest of its kind, but will this be enough to keep manual transmission enthusiasts happy? After almost 70 years with a manual on offer, an automatic-only is a hard pill to swallow. Here’s why.