Mid Engined Corvette becoming a reality for 2020 Model

February 18, 2019/Find Cars Near Me
Mid Engined Corvette

After about a quarter of a century has passed since the death of the legendary designer and the father of Chevy Corvette, Zora Arkus Duntov, General Motors might is on the way to realise his unfulfilled dream of producing a mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette.

After years of rumours and speculations surrounding this car, GM has finally decided that the time is right to roll out the much awaited Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette. Now you might be wondering if Chevrolet is playing another of its terminology games or is this one for real? Well, let us tell you that this one is confirmed and you’ll be seeing a formal article and press release from the automaker soon enough.

The next question that arises is what all will change? Well considering how loved this legendary sports car series from GM is, you are sure to have some benefit from changed aerodynamics and weight distribution which are bound to increase its performance curve.

What really hasn’t changed is that this one will also be a car with all the sports car features coming in the range that is affordable to more people than the cars that it is competing with. The general structure and design of the car are expected to be the same with a predominantly aluminium body with bits made from magnesium and carbon fibre.

Chevrolet is expected to launch the new 2020 Corvette with an updated version of the current engine being used in the current Corvette C7’s. The new Engine or C8 is expected to be an updated version of the current LT1 pushrod engine. The car is expected to get much heavier at 3500 pounds, but then it will most likely be compensated by the 500 horsepower new engine that has been planned for this ultimate sports car.

One more change is the Transaxle which is a new eight-speed dual clutch automatic unit, this means that driver’s involvement in shifting gears will commence and end at shifting the metallic pedals besides the steering wheel. What’s more is that in the near future, the engine bay is expected to add even more mills for working. Besides the LT1 there will be a 5.5-litre DOHC V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft capable of a Ferrari 458–like maximum engine speed of 9000 rpm but due to Transaxle, it won’t reach those numbers and should be good for around 600 horsepowers.

Another addition that is planned for the future is that Chevy is expected to include two turbochargers and two big air-to-water intercoolers to the 5.5-litre V-8. The turbo engine will produce around 800 wind tearing horsepowers.

Hang on, it is not over yet, Chevrolet plans to add within a couple of years a 200 Horsepower front electric engine to the already existing rear engine that is expected to take the power of the car to around 4 digit category.
Another tradition that is being broken here is that the new mid-ranged Corvette will have two active aerodynamic devices. In the rear there will be conventional power operated spoiler, while in the front there is rumoured to be a front axle lift system that is not only expected to clear the bumps but also change the angle of attack of the car, shifting the aero-centre depending on the vehicle speed. While these wonders never seem to stop, the Corvette C8 has another change from C7 and that is the use of coil springs in place of the old composite leaf springs.

Coming to the main part of it, the cost. It is expected that the MSRP of this car is going to be significantly higher than the old C7 due to the R&D costs incurred by Chevy and so we make an assessment of around $70,000-$90,000 for the C8 as compared to the $55,000 for the C7 owing to the increased performance and so many add-ons.

In the end, it is very possible that the C8 is built alongside the C7 at the Bowling Greens in Kentucky, maybe until the company is ready to produce these cars in mass.

We just can’t wait for the summers to see the glimpse of this expected wonder. After about a quarter of a century has passed since the death of the legendary designer and the father of Chevy Corvette, Zora Arkus Duntov, General Motors might is on the way to realise his unfulfilled dream of producing a mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette.

After years of rumours and speculations surrounding this car, GM has finally decided that the time is right to roll out the much awaited Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette. Now you might be wondering if Chevrolet is playing another of its terminology games or is this one for real? Well, let us tell you that this one is confirmed and you’ll be seeing a formal article and press release from the automaker soon enough.

The next question that arises is what all will change? Well considering how loved this legendary sports car series from GM is, you are sure to have some benefit from changed aerodynamics and weight distribution which are bound to increase its performance curve.

What really hasn’t changed is that this one will also be a car with all the sports car features coming in the range that is affordable to more people than the cars that it is competing with. The general structure and design of the car are expected to be the same with a predominantly aluminium body with bits made from magnesium and carbon fibre.

Chevrolet is expected to launch the new 2020 Corvette with an updated version of the current engine being used in the current Corvette C7’s. The new Engine or C8 is expected to be an updated version of the current LT1 pushrod engine. The car is expected to get much heavier at 3500 pounds, but then it will most likely be compensated by the 500 horsepower new engine that has been planned for this ultimate sports car.

new 2020 Corvette

One more change is the Transaxle which is a new eight-speed dual clutch automatic unit, this means that driver’s involvement in shifting gears will commence and end at shifting the metallic pedals besides the steering wheel. What’s more is that in the near future, the engine bay is expected to add even more mills for working. Besides the LT1 there will be a 5.5-litre DOHC V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft capable of a Ferrari 458–like maximum engine speed of 9000 rpm but due to Transaxle, it won’t reach those numbers and should be good for around 600 horsepowers.

Another addition that is planned for the future is that Chevy is expected to include two turbochargers and two big air-to-water intercoolers to the 5.5-litre V-8. The turbo engine will produce around 800 wind tearing horsepowers.

Hang on, it is not over yet, Chevrolet plans to add within a couple of years a 200 Horsepower front electric engine to the already existing rear engine that is expected to take the power of the car to around 4 digit category.
Another tradition that is being broken here is that the new mid-ranged Corvette will have two active aerodynamic devices. In the rear there will be conventional power operated spoiler, while in the front there is rumoured to be a front axle lift system that is not only expected to clear the bumps but also change the angle of attack of the car, shifting the aero-centre depending on the vehicle speed. While these wonders never seem to stop, the Corvette C8 has another change from C7 and that is the use of coil springs in place of the old composite leaf springs.

Coming to the main part of it, the cost. It is expected that the MSRP of this car is going to be significantly higher than the old C7 due to the R&D costs incurred by Chevy and so we make an assessment of around $70,000-$90,000 for the C8 as compared to the $55,000 for the C7 owing to the increased performance and so many add-ons.

In the end, it is very possible that the C8 is built alongside the C7 at the Bowling Greens in Kentucky, maybe until the company is ready to produce these cars in mass.

We just can’t wait for the summers to see the glimpse of this expected wonder.