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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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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

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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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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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Bozi Tatarevic Bozi Tatarevic Oct 11, 2019. 23 comments

The Corvette C8.R's Flat-Plane Crank V8 Is Coming To A Street Car, Maybe The Next Z06

The Corvette C8.R's Flat-Plane Crank V8 Is Coming To A Street Car, Maybe The Next Z06

Ahead of this weekend’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Chevrolet unveiled new technical specifications for the Corvette C8.R race car. Among them was a confirmation at the engine has a dual overhead cam setup with a flat-plane crankshaft, much like the Shelby GT350 Mustang and various Ferraris. This is a significant change for the race car, but it’s also big news for the street...

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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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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Oct 03, 2019. 19 comments

The 2020 Corvette C8 Convertible Will Be Available Just In Time For Spring, Starts At $67,495

The 2020 Corvette C8 Convertible Will Be Available Just In Time For Spring, Starts At $67,495

We’ve just entered October, which means cold and nastiness on the horizon for those of us in the northern hemisphere, but in the Corvette-land it’s time to start thinking about having fun in the sun with your new drop-top ‘Vette. We knew this day was coming, and have already seen what it looks like in pre-production form, but the 2020 Corvette Convertible is now on display in all of its open...

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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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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Sep 23, 2019. 21 comments

This Corvette Spent Over 20 Years At The Bottom Of A River

This Corvette Spent Over 20 Years At The Bottom Of A River

Three years ago, police near Portland, Oregon discovered a yellow Corvette submerged in Willamette River near a boat ramp. The Corvette, reportedly stolen over 20 years ago, was finally dragged out of the river by a team of divers working on a river clean up project.

One of the divers runs the YouTube channel Adventures with Purpose and documented what it takes to raise a car out of the water...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 29, 2019. 8 comments

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

When the C8 Corvette debuted last month , I bet most of us were deeply disappointed that its 490 horsepower V8 engine was not a much, much less powerful, heavier, less-refined diesel motor. But there’s good news, because a compression-ignition Corvette does exist, though it wasn’t built by GM, but instead by a teenage farmer in Kansas, who’s now older and has the vehicle listed on Craigslist....

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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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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 27, 2019. 21 comments

The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06's Rumored 800-HP Engine Might Be A Flat-Plane-Crank V8: Report

The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06's Rumored 800-HP Engine Might Be A Flat-Plane-Crank V8: Report

As impressive as the base mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette is, rumors are swirling that the upcoming C8.R racecar and inevitable 2022 Corvette Z06 will be powered by a monstrous twin-turbo flat-plane-crank V8.

The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 Might Be An 800-HP Twin Turbo Monster: Report

Less than a month after the base-spec C8 Corvette was shown to the public, rumors of what the…

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Max Finkel Max Finkel Aug 25, 2019. 10 comments

The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 Might Be An 800-HP Twin Turbo Monster: Report

The 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 Might Be An 800-HP Twin Turbo Monster: Report

Less than a month after the base-spec C8 Corvette was shown to the public, rumors of what the hotter C8s will be like are already percolating.

Automobile is reporting that the C8 Corvette Z06 is due as a 2022 model and could feature a version of Cadillac’s Blackwing hot V twin-turbo V8 making upwards of 800 horsepower and perhaps more than 700 lb-ft of torque. That engine won’t wear the...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Aug 20, 2019. 20 comments

Beware The Greenwood Corvette

Beware The Greenwood Corvette

Take caution! Take care! Do not get too close to the raucous beast that is this 1976 IMSA-spec Greenwood-built C3 Corvette race car. With giant bulging fender flares, tires like steam rollers, and a roar that could wake the dead, this slice of 1970s Americana is not for the easily queasy. And definitely don’t let it anywhere near small children.

If you think you’ve got the constitution to lay...

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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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