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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee yesterday at 04:25. 18 comments

Detroit: 1; Chevrolet C8 Corvette: 0

Detroit: 1; Chevrolet C8 Corvette: 0

For those keeping score, Detroit currently leads the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by one point to zilch, due to the fact that a street-parked, mid-engine ‘Vette just had its wheels stolen. That makes Michigan’s overall score over the Corvette two-nothing, as the first point was scored by snow .

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Bows Down To Its New Lord: Snow

Look, I get it. For many cars, snow is...

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David Tracy David Tracy Nov 13, 2019. 19 comments

Why Motor Trend's Dyno Test Of The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Revealed Huge But Wrong Power Numbers

Why Motor Trend's Dyno Test Of The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Revealed Huge But Wrong Power Numbers

Back in October, Motor Trend wrote that, during its dyno testing, a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette had made horsepower and torque numbers well above the rated 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. The publication concluded then that the car “produces more power than what Chevy claims.” But now in a new follow-up, the team admits that it conducted the testing improperly. Here’s why the figures were so high.

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Nov 13, 2019. 18 comments

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Bows Down To Its New Lord: Snow

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Bows Down To Its New Lord: Snow

Look, I get it. For many cars, snow is kryptonite. You lose grip, the weight transfer gets all funny and you can’t really steer or brake well. Each year, snowy conditions claim countless cars, and not even the C8 Chevrolet Corvette is godly enough to escape the snow’s wrath.

Yesterday, Michigan got at least six inches of snow in certain parts. Some cars weren’t ready for it. One of them was...

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Bozi Tatarevic Bozi Tatarevic Nov 09, 2019. 24 comments

How The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Repurposes Brake Parts For Front Axle Lift

How The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Repurposes Brake Parts For Front Axle Lift

Looking at a cutaway of the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette shows us a lot about how engineers packaged many of the components, and one item that stands out is an aluminum block in the middle of the front crossmember. At first glance, it appears to be an ABS module, but all is not as it seems.

The 2020 Corvette Uses GPS and Hydraulics to Automatically Lift the Car Over Speed Bumps

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 07, 2019. 7 comments

UAW Successfully Keeps Mid-Engine Corvette At Bay Until 2020

UAW Successfully Keeps Mid-Engine Corvette At Bay Until 2020

After weeks of rumors , it’s finally been confirmed that production of the first-ever mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has been pushed back to Feb. 2020, following the six-week UAW strike .

The “Lamborghini for Lubbock” has been left in the lurch, thanks to valiant work by union strength. GM confirmed to Motor Authority that the first owners of the C8 Corvette won’t receive their devilish...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 01, 2019. 15 comments

Stephen Strasburg Also Won A C8 Corvette But He'll Have To Wait To Drive It

Stephen Strasburg Also Won A C8 Corvette But He'll Have To Wait To Drive It

Chevrolet gave a new C8 Corvette to the World Series’ most valuable player this year, which happened to be Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. It’s the first-ever mid-engine Corvette and also the first-ever Nationals win in the World Series, so it fits well. But Strasburg won’t get the car right away.

Strasburg won the car as part of the MVP award, with one marched out on the...

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David Tracy David Tracy Oct 22, 2019. 23 comments

Dyno Test Of The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Reveals Huge Power Numbers

Dyno Test Of The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Reveals Huge Power Numbers

The folks at Motor Trend strapped the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to a dynamometer to see if the 6.2-liter Small Block “LT2" V8 actually makes the stated 495 horsepower, 470 lb-ft. The websites findings?: “The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 provided for all our testing produces more power than what Chevy claims.”

I’m always hesitant to write things like “Dyno proves that [insert automobile]’s...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Oct 18, 2019. 24 comments

The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has Poor Forward Visibility: Data

The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has Poor Forward Visibility: Data

When the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette moved its engine to sit behind the driver, I thought for sure its visibility would improve over the front-engine C7's. The hood’s shorter and doesn’t need to accommodate an engine, for crying out loud. But that’s apparently not the case, according to some very thoroughly gathered data.

Visibility out of a car is a big deal. You need to be able to...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Oct 16, 2019. 24 comments

2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Here's What Everyone Says About How It Actually Drives

2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Here's What Everyone Says About How It Actually Drives

After spending decades gaining a reputation as the automotive industry’s biggest urban legend , the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is finally here, real to the touch and driving under its own mid-engined power. All we need now is Half-Life 3.

The embargo for First Drive reviews dropped at a number of publications today, and while we haven’t been invited to drive it yet—Chevrolet must not be getting...

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Bozi Tatarevic Bozi Tatarevic Oct 15, 2019. 22 comments

Smaller Wheels, Smaller Engine, Bigger Speed: How The Corvette C8.R Differs From The Road Car

Smaller Wheels, Smaller Engine, Bigger Speed: How The Corvette C8.R Differs From The Road Car

When it first showed the 2020 Corvette C8, Chevy was proud of its magnetic shocks, aluminum suspension, choice 19-inch wheels, and big 6.2-liter V8. But when it comes to the actual race car, you won’t find any of that stuff. Everything gets smaller and simpler. Well, except for the gas tank.

Corvette Racing Will Battle The World With Its New Mid-Engine Corvette C8.R

We knew that the...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 08, 2019. 9 comments

2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Delayed Over Worker Strike: Report

2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Delayed Over Worker Strike: Report

The new mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette is almost already sold out completely , but everyone waiting on their car will have to wait a little bit longer due to the United Auto Workers strike reportedly delaying production.

It’s been three weeks since the UAW went on strike  amid contract negotiations with General Motors, shutting down most of the automaker’s U.S. manufacturing...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Oct 01, 2019. 15 comments

Here's What The 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Sounds Like

Here's What The 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Sounds Like

The 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette. V8 in the middle. No manual . No chromies . Very affordable starting price. You know all of this! Now hear what the thing sounds like.

Matt Farah over at The Smoking Tire recently got behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette at Thunderhill as part of Road & Track’s “Performance Car of the Year” test. Because of embargo reasons, he can’t release any driving...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 29, 2019. 17 comments

The C8 Corvette Allegedly Runs The Quarter-Mile In 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

The C8 Corvette Allegedly Runs The Quarter-Mile In 11.3 Seconds At 121 MPH

GM has still been a little flaky when it comes to the full performance of the new mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette, likely because there’s still plenty of testing to be done. But a forum member was recently shown an engineer’s book full of secrets, including a quarter-mile time.

While the photos over on CorvetteForum.com look like they could be legit, it’s hard to know for sure if this...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 20, 2019. 14 comments

C8 Corvette Designer Director: 'Design It For A 10-Year-Old Kid'

C8 Corvette Designer Director: 'Design It For A 10-Year-Old Kid'

The Chevrolet Corvette, over its many decades, has garnered a reputation for its appeal to older men—an unfortunate stereotype for a vehicle that was pretty freakin’ sweet even before its eighth generation came around, and for the team that needs to market the car to younger folks in order for it to stay relevant.

But reputations aren’t easy to drive away from, which might be why the design...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 06, 2019. 18 comments

The Manual Corvette Started Dying Before The C8 Even Debuted

The Manual Corvette Started Dying Before The C8 Even Debuted

The eighth-generation, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is, if its claimed pricing pans out, an astounding thing—it’s a car six decades in the making , and would undercut the ultra-luxury supercars of the world at a sub-$60,000 base price . But unlike past Corvettes, it won’t come with the option for a manual transmission.

No matter how disappointing that might seem, though, it’s partly our...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Aug 05, 2019. 15 comments

It's Really Easy To Find C7 Corvettes For $10,000 Off

It's Really Easy To Find C7 Corvettes For $10,000 Off

With the first C8 Corvette deliveries on the horizon and a lot of 2018 and 2019 Corvettes on dealer lots, it’s becoming common to find five-figure discounts on Stingrays.

The 2020 C8 Corvette Is Almost Sold Out

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It’s already been a tough year for selling old inventory , so Chevy...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 02, 2019. 24 comments

In Desperate Attempt To Get Buyers Below Retirement Age, C8 Corvette Ditches Chrome Wheels

In Desperate Attempt To Get Buyers Below Retirement Age, C8 Corvette Ditches Chrome Wheels

For as long as I can remember, you could always get your Chevrolet Corvette with a set of chrome wheels. Always. Everyone was so focused on whether or not they could that no one stopped to ask if they should. (The answer to that is nobody should.) With the new, C8 Corvette, they are no longer an option. Thank God.

While perusing the new Corvette’s option sheet yesterday, Car and Driver...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 02, 2019. 23 comments

See The 2020 C8 Corvette's Nose Lift In Action

See The 2020 C8 Corvette's Nose Lift In Action
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Among the many cool things about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, the hydraulically powered nose lift that works off of GPS is probably the coolest. Most sports cars need a nose lift feature. Here is the Corvette’s in action.

The 2020 Corvette Uses GPS and Hydraulics to...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 01, 2019. 21 comments

Here Are The Standard Features On The Sub-$60,000 2020 Corvette C8 Base Model

Here Are The Standard Features On The Sub-$60,000 2020 Corvette C8 Base Model

When we heard that the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would start at under $60,000, we were impressed . Especially since we were a bit concerned that the vehicle would cost over six figures. Now Chevy’s released its order guide showing the equipment that the sub-$60,000 car comes with. Let’s take a look.

No, if you were worried (or hopeful, depending upon your perspective) that the base...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Jul 26, 2019. 24 comments

Should You Finance a Used Car If You Can Pay Cash?

Should You Finance a Used Car If You Can Pay Cash?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing when you can get a deal on the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette , saving on the destination fee and whether it’s worth financing a used car.

First up: is it worth financing a used car if you can pay cash?

In the...

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