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C8 Corvette Falls Off the Lift at a Chevy Dealership

By Keith Cornett June 1, 2020 It was just about a month ago that CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn offered up this video on the proper jack and lift points for the 2020 Corvette after witnessing a video showing the C8 Corvette that was lifted in the wrong place. Because the weight distribution is now 40/60 with the engine behind the driver, you have to have the jack or lift mounted to the chassis locations properly or the unthinkable could...

Hennessey-tuned 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray hits 205.1 mph with nitrous oxide

Hennessey Performance Engineering wasted no time getting to work on the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Texas tuner added nitrous oxide to the recently released sports car, then took it out for a top-speed run and achieved a claimed 205.1 mph. That speed was reached at the Continental Tire Proving Ground in Uvalde, Texas, and May 8, and was confirmed with a VBox data logger, according to HPE. Former General Motors engineer John Heinricy drove...

Company Releases Lambo Door Kit For 2020 Corvette C8

Sam McEachern — May 11, 2020 The mid-engine Corvette C8 appears more like an exotic vehicle than any of the Vettes that have preceded it. While car enthusiasts will certainly know a Corvette C8 when they see one, we wouldn’t be surprised if some less informed folks mistake the C8 for a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. For those owners who want to lean into the exotic look of the Corvette C8 even more – and perhaps fool even more...

No, GM Won’t Stop Making the 2020 Corvette—But It Could Be One of the Rarest Ever Made

Bryan Hood May 8, 2020 The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette, the first to feature a mid-engine layout, is easily one of the most anticipated American cars in recent memory. It also may turn out to be one of the rarest. Thanks to two major production delays, only 2,700 examples of the new ‘Vette had rolled off the line by the time production was halted at General Motors’s Bowling Green plant in March because of...

First Drive of 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 – Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay gets an exclusive first drive of the highly anticipated 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.

2020 Corvette C8 Convertible Retractable Hardtop Explained

Careful attention was paid to make sure the engine could breathe when stored underneath the tonneau cover. The sheet-molded composite top stows in a compartment made from lightweight composite panels and heat shields to manage heat from the engine. The team engineered the hardtop to stow seamlessly into the body, maintaining the Stingray’s impressive ability to store two sets of golf clubs in the trunk even with the top down. The convertible also keeps...

Rare drawings, documents reveal secret history of midengine Corvette

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press From an acclaimed concept car John DeLorean reportedly dismissed because he wanted something “smaller and more European,” to the design that ended a feud between a pair of GM giants — but may have set the Corvette back decades — a trove of unique documents, sketches and models tells a secret history of the 60-year quest to build a midengine Chevrolet Corvette. The story begins in the late 1950s...

Corvette Couple Buy 2020 C8 That VIN-Matches Their Original ’53

1953 C1 Chevrolet Corvette Both cars are number 285, separated by 67 years of Corvette evolution. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. The excitement over the new C8 Corvette from enthusiasts and the motoring community is something we haven’t seen in years, possibly decades. Case in point is a neat story that surfaced recently on the C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends) Facebook group. It involves Larry Smith and his wife Debi,...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) Z51 – FULL REVIEW

Published on Jul 25, 2019 #corvette #c8 #stingray The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle. The Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, producing up to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque — the most...

GM Engineers Arrested for Racing C8 Corvettes in Kentucky

Driving the new ‘Vette is a blast, but it’s not worth jail time. image BY WESLEY WREN JAN 13, 2020 The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is a feat of engineering, a blast to drive and a surprising bargain with a sub $60K starting price. For a pair of GM engineers, though, the C8 ‘Vette might have been too much fun. Apparently, Kentucky State Troopers charged two engineers with “racing a motor a vehicle on a...

Can Hennessey deliver on its horsepower promises for the 2020 C8 Corvette?

Hennessey recently announced that it is working on building higher powered variants of the 2020 C8 Corvette. While Hennessey threw out some big numbers in its release, it is unclear if it actually has a plan in place to achieve those assertions, based on currently available information on the new Corvette. Research the Chevrolet Corvette on MSN Autos | Find a Chevrolet Corvette near you Hennessey claims that it will offer a variety of...