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Apr 24, 2020. 9 comments

The Raddest Corvette In The World Is This C4 From Sweden

The Raddest Corvette In The World Is This C4 From Sweden

Last week this fly, phat, wicked rad C4 Corvette showed up on my Instagram feed. I snorted, assumed it was an illustration, and got on with my life. But how wrong I was! It’s real and it’s spectacular.

Casual research reveals that this car was created by Jim Björk, a Swedish car enthusiast with a history of having fun and flashy show cars. But I have to say, I think this one-off widebody Vette...

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Mar 18, 2020. 24 comments

The $59,995 C8 Corvettes Are 'Virtually Non-Existent' At Dealers: Report

The $59,995 C8 Corvettes Are 'Virtually Non-Existent' At Dealers: Report

I’ve a thought about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and it’s this: the car is

really great at a lot of things , but perhaps its biggest draw is that it’s a 500-horsepower, V8 midship sports car for under $60,000. There’s just one problem. It doesn’t seem like there are any for that cheap anywhere.

We reported the new mid-engine Corvette to

start at an astonishing $59,995 . But now that production...

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Mar 17, 2020. 24 comments

Someone Already Broke A Modified 2020 Corvette At The Drag Strip

Someone Already Broke A Modified 2020 Corvette At The Drag Strip

Deliveries of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette have finally begun, which means we’ll soon start seeing them on public roads and, uh, at the drag strip. This modified example, belonging to LG Motorsports, is quite possibly one of the first mid-engine Corvette casualties. Excluding

that one that ate it during a snowy day , of course.

As our friends at Road & Track tell it, LG Motorsport got it hands...

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Mar 16, 2020. 17 comments

Our Airports Weren't Prepared For This

Our Airports Weren't Prepared For This
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Chaos reigns in the form of horrifically long lines and waits at United States airports from returning Americans in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, more automaker production halts, and some good news coming from Wuhan. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, March 16, 2020.

1st Gear:...

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Feb 27, 2020. 7 comments

See The Bones Of The 2020 Corvette In This Sweet Cutaway

See The Bones Of The 2020 Corvette In This Sweet Cutaway

There’s only so much you can talk about a car in theory before you need to see things in cutaway or exploded view. Thankfully, the Chevy team brought a cutaway model of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at the

official launch last week and we got to take a closer look.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars

I can’t think of a car that has been more hyped,...

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Feb 27, 2020. 7 comments

Bless Your Timeline With The 2020 Corvette Doing Donuts

Bless Your Timeline With The 2020 Corvette Doing Donuts

Perhaps in honor of yesterday’s Mardi Gras festivities, the experts of fun things at YouTube channel TheStraightPipes served up some donuts in a C8 Corvette. It is good to know that as modern as the Corvette has become, it still is more than capable of doing donuts like an ‘80s El Camino with a 350 swap.

The Canadian duo released their video review of the C8 Corvette (you can read our thoughts...

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Feb 22, 2020. 14 comments

Please Enjoy Listening To The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette's V8 Roar

Please Enjoy Listening To The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette's V8 Roar

Our first drive review of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is up (

which you should definitely go and read if you haven’t already ). “Great, but what does it sound like?” you may be wondering. Fear not, we’ve got you covered. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars

I can’t think of a car that has been more hyped, argued, and picked apart than the 2020...

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Feb 22, 2020. 14 comments

The Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Started Life As This Freaky Holden Ute

The Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Started Life As This Freaky Holden Ute

The one pressing question I had during the official launch of the

2020 Chevrolet Corvette had to do with time. The car is new for 2020, but it has been talked about since at least 1960. When exactly was the project finally green-lit? When could the people involved finally, emotionally invest in turning myth to reality? The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports...

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Feb 22, 2020. 18 comments

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

I can’t think of a car that has been more hyped, argued, and picked apart than the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. The C8 Corvette. The mid-engined one. After 60 years of waiting, I sort of expected it to emit a faint glow, perhaps shoot rainbows from its tailpipes. There will be time later for the think pieces and the philosophical...

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Feb 19, 2020. 13 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette?

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette?
Countersteer Your true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

It’s happening, you guys. We’re finally able to go touch, poke, drive and lick the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette for real this week. It’s going to be like meeting Bigfoot. What do you want to know about it?

Arguably the automotive industry’s

biggest urban legend , we’ve covered the new, mid-ship ‘Vette from every angle we...

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Feb 05, 2020. 19 comments

A Le Mans Winner Ripped The C8 Corvette Around The Nürburgring In 7 Minutes 29.9 Seconds

A Le Mans Winner Ripped The C8 Corvette Around The Nürburgring In 7 Minutes 29.9 Seconds

When you’re Chevrolet and you have access to five-time Le Mans winner Oliver Gavin, it’s a smart idea to shove him behind the wheel of a new C8 Corvette with the Z51 performance package and point him out for a flying lap of the Nordschleife. These lap times are largely irrelevant as they absolutely do not correlate to driving enjoyment or real-world usable performance, but it’s a slightly...

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Feb 04, 2020. 24 comments

This Is What Happens When You Take Risks, GM

This Is What Happens When You Take Risks, GM

Production started on the 2020 Corvette today, according to Chevy, following a

strike-related delay and the need to finish the last 2019 Corvettes and retool the factory. GM expects to make around 40,000 new ‘Vettes this year, all of which are sold out, the company claimed. There’s also that new electric Hummer, which will change how we think about electric SUVs. See what happens when you...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 25, 2020. 24 comments

The C8 Corvette Isn't As Good On Gas As The C7 Was: Report

The C8 Corvette Isn't As Good On Gas As The C7 Was: Report

The Corvette has always stood as a symbol of attainable American sports car values. It’s got a roaring V8, lots of bare-chested torque, and handling that can compete with the Yurpeens for a lot less green. And since the C5 generation at least, it’s been able to do that while sucking down less of the dino juice than you might expect a big shouty American sports car to do. Even using largely...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 24, 2020. 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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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 14, 2020. 12 comments

You Can Buy The First C6 Corvette Z06 For $79,000, But You Can't Take It On The Street

You Can Buy The First C6 Corvette Z06 For $79,000, But You Can't Take It On The Street

There’s some kind of odd mystique surrounding the “first” model made of any material item, even though no one can tell the difference and No. 2 onward are likely a lot cheaper. If you’re into firsts, though, the first example of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to roll off the line is for sale for $79,000.

But don’t think you’ll be proudly driving it out of the showroom, because...

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Bozi Tatarevic Bozi Tatarevic Nov 27, 2019. 22 comments

What We Know About The Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette From Official Documents

What We Know About The Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette From Official Documents

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette just debuted with the engine in the middle for the first time ever in production form, but General Motors has wasted no time telling us there’s room for more performance. But what form could that take? Thanks to documents obtained by Jalopnik, we actually have some details on how the Corvette team might electrify its mid-engine sports car for even greater...

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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

The 2020...

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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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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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