A “step” backwards which, however, in terms of performance and driveability represents a decisive step forward. The new one also arrives in Europe (including Italy) Corvette Stingray C8, characterized by the central-rear retraction of the naturally aspirated V8 engine, which thus abandons its “historic” front position.
The new position of the engine, however, should not cause concern: the performance of the Corvette Stingray C8 they will not be affected at all. Indeed: the new technical solution, in fact, allows a more balanced distribution of the masses, to the benefit of stability and driveability. It is not to be underestimated that the new engine position has allowed the designers to lower the front hood slightly, improving the visibility of those who are driving. For the rest, everything remains exactly as before.
The naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 develops well 481 horsepower maximum and one torque of 613 Nm (and is approved according to the euro 6d directive). The new Corvette Stingray C8 is thus able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.5 seconds and reach maximum speed of 296 kilometers per hour. All with an eye to the environment and sustainability: when you don’t step on the accelerator, the partial cylinder deactivation technology comes into operation, which allows you to reduce consumption and reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. in the atmosphere.
The Corvette Stingray C8 is the first from the US manufacturer to mount a mid-rear engine rather than a front one. Soon on sale in Italy
Big news also atinterior of the passenger compartment. The dashboard is occupied by two displays (the central one is quite generous in size, 12 inches), which allow the driver to always have all the information he needs under control while he is behind the wheel. The interiors, on the other hand, are made of leather cut and sewn by hand, various metal elements and carbon fiber finishes.
Fans who want to get their hands on the new Corvette Stingray won’t have to wait long. After its debut on the “home” roads, the US muscle car is ready to make its debut in the European market as well. In Italy it will be offered for sale in two versions: Convertible Coupe (i.e. convertible). The first has a list price starting from 90,100 euros; the second part instead from 96,760 euros.