Chevrolet Corvette changes to middle lane

Chevrolet Corvette changes to middle lane

This one has some serious pep, though, capable of producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and with the optional Z51 performance package, it can reach 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds, making it the fastest Corvette ever.

Revved up to take on high-performance European rivals, the new Corvette, dubbed the C8, provides a breath of fresh air to GM, which along with other carmakers faces slowing sales and new financial pressures related to global trade, electrification and unresolved emission standards.

The V8 develops 495hp, put through the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Nevertheless, Holden has confirmed the all-American Chevrolet Corvette will be sold in Australia in early 2021 - direct from the factory - which is great news for Chevy fans.

Ahead of the evening launch inside a vast hangar, Corvette owners planned to mingle at a "Corvette Corral". Experimental race cars and concept cars wearing the Corvette moniker have tried placing the engine behind the driver many times, dating back to the 1960s.

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Closer ratios for gears 2 to 6 aid acceleration, and drivers can still use paddle shifters to change gear.

The first ever mid-engined Corvette is here and it is also the fastest and the most powerful entry-level Corvette ever.

Inspired by jet fighters Chevrolet claims that the swooping canopy of the new Corvette takes inspiration from the F35 and F22 fighter jets.

Two sets of golf clubs can fit in an expanded cargo space, and the front axle can lift by 40mm to help clear speed bumps and potholes. This identity change is a welcome addition, and yes, the new iteration carries a premium over the outgoing model with prices starting at less than $60,000 (Rs 41 lakh excl. taxes).

In the United States, production of the C8 will commence later this year at the Bowling Green Plant in Kentucky with anticipated pricing from $60 000 (R831 660) and in a choice of 12 colours; Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Arctic White, Shadow Grey, Ceramic Matrix Grey, Elkhart Lake Blue, Torch Red, Sebring Orange, Long Beach Red and three new options, Zeus Bronze, Accelerate Yellow and Rapid Blue. For those in the United Kingdom, deliveries are expected to happen in early 2021.