Chevrolet Corvette C8, the best car from the brand
Good things come to those who wait. The Corvette C8 has been on sale in the U.S. since 2019. It’s certainly cheaper than a 911.
The Chevrolet Corvette was smiled at in this country for generations. Straight-line drivers, plastic bombers and other unattractive descriptions had to put up with the Yank sports car. However, since the C6 generation at the latest, and especially since the Corvette C7, people in Europe have also taken a liking to the V8 racer.
With the Corvette C8, which has been available in the USA since 2019 (vehicle not yet on sale, homologation pending²), Chevrolet is still offering the sports car with an eight-cylinder engine, but the vehicle concept has been fundamentally turned on its head…
Mid-engine for the first time
For the first time, the Corvette will be powered by a mid-engine rather than a trunk engine. The concept has caused quite different echoes among fans of the brand, partly because the « Vette » is no longer automatically recognized as such.
From October this year, sports car fans in Germany will be able to get an idea of the Corvette C8. This is when the delayed market launch of the Stingray variant is to take place. The launch edition will start at 99,000 euros for the coupe and 106,000 euros for the convertible variant.
After the Launch Edition it gets cheaper
Since the Corvette was naturally a price breaker in the sports car segment, it will also be available in an even more affordable basic variant at a later date. However, it is not yet known how much the mid-engined flounder will cost here.
In addition to a head-up display, navigation system, camera-based rearview mirror, Bose sound, Brembo brakes, a sports differential and special sports tires from Michelin, the Corvette will also be offered in this country with a performance exhaust system ex works. The better standard equipment is a result of the significantly higher purchase price.
Chevrolet corvette C8 price
Chevrolet’s eighth Corvette generation comes with a mid-engine, new technology and convincing performance. Test drive, pictures, technical data and prices :
- 495 hp catapults the Corvette to 100 km/h in three seconds
- Price s: From 99,000 euros, convertible from 106,000 euros
Chevrolet versus Ferrari – who wins this duel has never been a question. With the Corvette C8 Stingray, which has been delivered in the U.S. since mid-2020, the Americans finally want to outdo the Italians and are breaking new ground. However, the racer won’t come to us until the second half of 2021.
V8 naturally aspirated, no-alternative automatic transmission
Chevrolet, meanwhile, makes no distinctions when it comes to the powertrain. As in the USA, the Corvette Stingray is always powered by a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. With a gasoline particulate filter and Euro 6d emissions standard, the engine produces 354 kW/475 hp and 613 Newton meters of torque. Zero to 100 km/h is achieved in 3.5 seconds, and the top speed is 296 mph. All gears are changed via an 8-speed direct-shift gearbox.