Chevrolet’s new mid-engined Corvette C8 will use the ‘Stingray’ moniker, that has been associated with the brand since 1963.
The previous generation Corvette used the Stingray badge on the entry-level model. Similarly, the C8 Stingray is likely to be the base version of the mid-engine Corvette. Reports suggest that the mid-engine Corvette could be sold alongside the C7 generation, but is expected to cost more than the front-engined iteration.
Chevy is yet to announce the engines that will be offered on the C8 Corvette, however if media reports are to be believed, then it could get a revised 6.2-liter, push-rod operated V8 engine. Higher variants of the C8 is rumored to get a brand new V8 with overhead camshafts and a twin-turbocharged version of the same. It is said that GM might also offer a hybrid version with close to 1000 hp.
The C8 Corvette is also expected to use a Tremec 8-speed, dual-clutch transaxle gearbox. It may not get a manual option.
The countdown to the reveal of the new Corvette is already on. The car will be unveiled on July 18, 2019. To check out the leaked images of the new Corvette, click here.