The appearance of the sports car has changed dramatically. The cockpit was moved 42 cm further forward, whereby a better weight distribution was achieved. These bring significant advantages in the longitudinal and lateral dynamics. Due to the new design of the bonnet, this is no longer visible from the driver's point of view. In the past models, the driver could enjoy the unfinished bonnet. But this is exactly what gives the Corvette C8 Stingray a dynamic, elegant and exciting design. This was made possible by the change of the engine from the front to the middle engine.
A revolution at Corvette. The powerful (base horsepower) 495 hp (369 kw) 6.2-liter V8 vacuum now sits behind the driver and passenger in the center section of the car. Always visible from above for all through a 3.2 cm thick transparent Plexiglas disc visible. What an insight! The maximum torque is 637 Nm and lets the good piece of standstill within three seconds to 100 km / h and can reach a top speed of 300 km / h.
The LT2 engine is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. These are switched by rockers behind the steering wheel and guarantee particularly fast gear changes. A software program detects the driving style of the pilot and adjusts the switching speeds to the driver.
The driving modes "Tournament", "Sport" and "Track" are joined by the driving programs "Mymode" and "Z-Mode". And if you want, you can also order adaptive Magnetic Ride dampers or Performance Traction Management.
A digital cockpit takes the car into the future. Electrically adjustable sports seats with memory function, voice control, steering wheel heating and a networked navigation system with near-field communication and wireless charging for mobile phones complete the luxury.
Thanks to two luggage compartments at the front and rear with a total volume of 357 liters, the sports car is also suitable for everyday use and is an eye-catcher on every department store car park. Shopping is twice as fun now.
In the US the price should be under 60000 Euro and is thus a real bargain for this car. When the Corvette C8 Stingray in Germany (Europe) is to have is not yet clear. The price will probably be much higher than in the US. But still affordable compared to comparable sports cars.
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