After many delays due to technical, electrical or more serious problems, the strike of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), the 8th generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was finally completed. and started rolling from the factory to the customers.
According to an announcement from Chevrolet, the first 8th generation Corvette rolled out of the factory just a few days ago and was followed by other commercial Corvettes. These vehicles will begin a quality inspection program and are ready to be delivered to their owners by the end of February. It is known that the first customers to order this model have had to wait more than half a year for can get the car.
Half a year was for the customer, and for the fans, they had to wait many times longer. Before its launch, Chevrolet had to delay the launch of the model for about half a year because of an electrical problem during the test run. After its launch in July, production of the car was also delayed for three months because workers in the US went on strike. Most recently, this American supercar left fans upset when they were unable to order carbon fiber options because Chevrolet was short on supplies of this material.
After its debut, the C8 became a phenomenon when many people wanted to own it right away. Recently, the car has also excellently surpassed the Toyota Supra to become the 2020 North American Car of the Year (2020 North American Car of the Year).
In the eighth generation, Chevrolet turned the Corvette into a true supercar by shifting the V8 engine block in the front of the car to the back of the cockpit. The switch to a mid-engined engine will give the car a better center of gravity as well as increase agility. Corvette C8 is equipped with a naturally aspirated LT2 V8 engine, 6.2L capacity, capable of producing a capacity of 490 hp and reaching maximum torque of 630 Nm.
Accompanying this engine is an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox designed by Tremec and transmitting the power to the rear wheels. The 8th generation Corvette can reach speeds of 100 km / h from a stationary position in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of more than 300 km / h. In order to better protect the engine and gearbox, Chevrolet engineers put the car in a rotor mode for the first 1,000 km. The new generation Corvette only costs 15 liters of fuel for 100 km of inner city roads and only 8 liters for 100 km of highways. With a fuel tank up to 70 liters, the car can easily travel up to 800 km between refills.
Corvette C8 will be sold at prices from 58,900 USD for the lowest version and 70,850 USD for the high-end Z51. Version electric convertible (Convetible) will cost more than 7,500 USD per version.
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