The eighth chapter of one of the cars that made the history of American motoring, the Corvette C8, was presented on July 18, 2019, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 into orbit. Produced as Coupe and Cabriolet from the following year, the C8, despite having aesthetic lines similar to those of its predecessor, is based on an unprecedented structure. The hood, positioned at the front, has an excellent capacity of 370 liters, while the wheels have a diameter of 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. Overall, the Corvette C8 measures 4,63 x 1,93 meters for a weight of 1527 kilograms. In the completely redesigned interior, all controls and the main display face the driver almost like the C8 were a single-seater, while carbon fiber finishes are available on request. The instrument panel is for the first time completely digital, and from it, it’s possible to adjust six different driving modes through the “Z button”. For the first time in the history of the Corvette, the engine is positioned at the rear; this allowed the Corvette C8 to improve its aerodynamic profile and better manage the engine cooling system. The beating heart of the Corvette 8th gen. is a 495HP Stingray V8 mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic/sequential gearbox. The “Active Fuel Management” technology deactivates four cylinders to reduce fuel consumption in the urban environment. The special “Z51” package includes a more impressive exhaust system, an electronic limited-slip differential, and adjustable suspension. The Corvette C8 is sold both in America and in Europe, but in the latter place at very disadvantageous prices when compared to American ones.
🏎️ Corvette C8
🛠️ “Stingray” V8 6.2 637NM 495HP
💨 2,9 seconds
💶 102.200€ (or 109.700€ for the Convertible version) in Europe
💵 60.000$ (or 67.400$ for the Convertible version) in the United States
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️⭐️ (5/5)