Chevrolet Introduces First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette
2020 Stingray is a fastest, many absolute entrance Corvette
Oshawa, Ont. (Thursday, Jul 18, 2019) — Today, Chevrolet fulfills a long-term guarantee of a iconic Corvette with a introduction of a 2020 Stingray, a brand’s first-ever prolongation mid-engine Corvette. The sum of all that came before it, a 2020 Stingray is re-imagined to move business new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.
From front- to mid-engine, in approximately 3 seconds
“Corvette has always represented a apex of creation and boundary-pushing during GM. The normal front-engine automobile reached a boundary of performance, necessitating a new layout,” pronounced GM President Mark Reuss. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, though drives softened than any automobile in Corvette history. Customers are going to be anxious with a concentration on sum and opening opposite a board.”
The new mid-engine blueprint gives a 2020 Stingray:
- Better weight distribution, with a behind weight disposition enhancing opening in a loyal line and on a track.
- Better responsiveness and clarity of control due to motorist positioning closer to a front axle, roughly on tip of a front wheels.
- The fastest 0-97 km/h time of any entrance Corvette ever — underneath 3 seconds when versed with a discretionary Z51 package.
- A competition car-like perspective of a highway due to revoke positioning of a hood, instrument row and steering wheel. Excellent brazen sightlines via a automobile for both motorist and passenger.
- An encouragement of Corvette’s normal focus strengths, with twin trunks for a sum of 357 litres (12.6 cubic feet) of bucket volume, ideal for luggage or twin sets of golf clubs.
Design desirous by racing and aeronautics
The 2020 Stingray’s extraneous has a bold, unconventional countenance with mid-engine outlandish proportions, though it is still certainly Corvette. It’s gaunt and muscular, with an jaunty sculptural figure conveying a clarity of suit and energy from each angle.
“As America’s many iconic opening nameplate, redesigning a Corvette Stingray from a belligerent adult presented a group a ancestral opportunity, something Chevrolet designers have elite for over 60 years,” pronounced Mike Simcoe, clamp boss of Global Design, General Motors. “It is now a best of America, a new attainment in a mid-engine sports automobile class. We know Corvette can mount high with a best a universe has to offer.”
A supercar spin of craftsmanship, reward materials and pleasantness to fact were vicious in conceptualizing each member of a Stingray. The new plcae of a engine is truly a focal indicate for a car’s design. It’s a heart of this subsequent era Corvette and it sits like a valuables in a showcase, manifest by a vast behind induce window. The total pleasantness to fact optimized a coming of each wire, tube, shaft and fastener, identical to those found in complicated lane and all-road motorcycle design.
Some additional pattern touchpoints include:
- Low form headlamps designed around all-new projectors.
- Completely dark door, hood and induce releases do not interrupt a sculpted design.
- Large side atmosphere intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance.
- A-pillar figure that communicates speed and assists in visibility.
- Large behind induce that showcases a engine with 7 atmosphere vents.
- Quad empty tips located on a vehicle’s outboard ends.
- Dual-element LED taillamps with charcterised spin signals.
True to a aeronautical and racing roots, a 2020 Stingray’s canopy-forward position was desirous by F22s, F35s and other complicated warrior jets and Formula One racing. Other classical Corvette signatures blending to a Stingray embody a particular face that communicates a purpose of a vehicle’s mission, a classical plane crease, assertive front fenders and informed positioning of a dual-element headlamps.
The interior is offer extended by:
- A cockpit that has not usually migrated brazen by 420 mm (16.5 inch), though envelops a driver, conveying a high opening and aeronautic theme
- Vertical meridian controls and ultra-thin vents minimize a tallness of a instrument panel, formulating a low, atmospheric interior.
- A new, squared-off, two-spoke, tiny hole steering circle that enables an unobscured perspective of a 305 mm (12inch) reconfigurable cluster display
The 2020 Stingray boasts reward interior materials executed during a high spin of peculiarity and craftsmanship:
- Hand-wrapped, cut-and-sew leather components with thick press stitching.
- Generous use of genuine metal.
- Stainless steel orator grilles with Bose Performance Series audio system.
- Carbon fiber trim on a GT2 and Competition Sport Seats.
- The choice of possibly genuine aluminum or genuine CO fiber for console and doorway trim plates.
Customers can emanate their possess pattern statement, with a many personalization options ever for Corvette:
- 12 extraneous colours — Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Shadow Gray, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Long Beach Red, Elkhart Lake Blue and Sebring Orange — and 3 all-new colours: Rapid Blue, Zeus Bronze and Accelerate Yellow.
- Six interior colour themes: Jet Black, Sky Cool Gray, Adrenaline Red, Natural/ Natural Dipped, Two-Tone Blue and Morello Red.
- Six chair belt colours: Black, Blue, Natural, Torch Red, Yellow and Orange.
- Two discretionary tack packages: Yellow and Red. Standard black interiors have Sky Cool Gray stitching.
Three chair options:
- GT1 – a sporty character that emphasizes comfort while providing good support for opening pushing situations. Features Mulan leather trim, discretionary two-way lumbar support and wing adjustment.
- GT2 – a initial for Corvette, these seats have a racing-inspired demeanour with comfort for prolonged trips pleasantness of twin firmness foam. They embody CO fiber trim, a Napa leather insert, Mulan leather bolsters, a jet black-painted chair back, two-way lumbar support and wing adjustment, and heating and ventilation.
- Competition Sport – designed for a critical track-focused driver, these seats embody assertive bolsters, full Napa seating surfaces and CO fiber trim on a headrest, heating and ventilation, along with an all-new durable opening weave desirous by Kevlar vests.
Engineered to be a loyal supercar for each day
Corvette’s structure is built around a backbone: a centre tunnel. This enables a light, unbending structure to offer as a substructure for a cessation complement to perform in an optimized manner. By stealing neglected physique compliance, Corvette business will knowledge a ultimate in boyant opening with superb parallel reason capabilities. The automobile has a solid, connected-to-the-road feel with minimal vibrations during high speeds or on prolonged highway trips.
“Our goal was to rise a new form of sports car, mixing a successful attributes of Corvette with a opening and pushing knowledge of mid-engine supercars,” pronounced Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive arch engineer.
The tunnel-dominant proceed offers many advantages, including:
- Improved torsional acerbity with a solid, connected feel on both a highway and track.
- Outstanding ingress/egress for a mid-engine vehicle. Unlike some competitors, there’s no need for oversized rocker panels to bear constructional and bucket weights, creation it easier to enter and exit a vehicle.
- Excellent fortitude due to a low centre of sobriety and superb handling.
- Preservation of Corvette’s dear customary removable roof panel, that can simply be stored in a behind trunk.
- A front storage cell that can fit an airline-spec carry-on and a laptop bag.
- Availability in both left- and right-hand-drive variants — a initial for Corvette.
- Smart wrapping with softened cabin comfort, including an additional in. of rearward chair transport and roughly double a recumbent angle.
The all-new Corvette Stingray is built with a intelligent mixed-materials strategy, enabling pivotal facilities such as:
- A strong, unbending and lightweight categorical structure of 6 high-pressure diecast aluminum parts, also famous as a Bedford Six, that are made during GM Powertrain in Bedford, Indiana. These minimize a series of joints within a vehicle, creation a stiffer structure that aids in doing and lane cornering.
- Industry-first CO fiber winding behind fender lamp for weight reduction.
- Front and behind case tubs and dashboard molded from ultra-lightweight “float” subsequent from fiberglass and a exclusive resin. The element is so light that it can indeed boyant in water. It works with other fiberglass and CO fiber variants to revoke mass and revoke sound and vibration.
Handling: core to Corvette’s fun-to-drive DNA
The Stingray is designed for aloft boyant comfort on a highway and well-balanced doing on a track.
“Thanks to worldly cessation geometry, tailored tire record and artistic pleasantness to constructional details, we have softened boyant and handling,” pronounced Juechter. “No Corvette has ever felt so comfortable, nimble and nonetheless totally stable.”
The new Stingray facilities curl over dampers that emanate wholly new boyant and doing characteristics. The mid-engine pattern allows for a short, loyal and unbending steering system, joined with an updated electronic steering system, creation a driver’s framework submit instantaneous.
The new seating position places a car’s centre of sobriety tighten to a driver’s inside hip, so a automobile literally turns around a driver. It totally changes a notice of automobile doing and responsiveness.
Other boyant and doing upgrades include:
- Steering ratio softened from 16.25:1 to 15.7:1.
- New eBoost brakes that are some-more accurate and tunable.
- The initial sports automobile focus of Michelin’s all-season opening tire that can dilemma during scarcely 1G.
- Front cessation lift that raises belligerent clearway by approximately 40mm during a front fender in 2.8 seconds, safeguarding opposite bumps, potholes, high driveways and other highway disturbances. It can work during speeds adult to 37 km/h and be involuntary to work automatically by GPS to remember adult to 1,000 locations.
- Launch control aided by a behind weight distribution, enabling a new Stingray to get off a line quicker than any Corvette in history.
- Z51 Performance Package, that introduces a horde of new record to a 2020 Stingray:
- Performance cessation with manually tractable threaded open seats.
- Larger stop rotors with Z51 trademark on calipers.
- Enhanced cooling.
- Specific spindle ratio.
- Front stop cooling inlets.
- Performance exhaust.
- An electronic singular trip differential integrated into a transaxle that modulates torque between a behind tires, enabling implausible automobile stability.
- A front splitter and open two-piece behind spoiler that supplement adult to a total 181.4 kilograms (400 pounds) of downforce while improving reason when cornering.
- Available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, that reads a highway better, providing some-more accurate information by suspension-mounted accelerometers. Its softened wiring respond faster and some-more uniformly to motorist inputs and minister to class-leading boyant quality.
- Available Performance Traction Management.
The valuables in a centre
The 2020 Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, a usually naturally aspirated V-8 in a segment. It will furnish 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when versed with opening empty — a many horsepower and torque for any entrance Corvette.
“Though now placed behind a driver, a LT2 gives a same abdominal knowledge we all pattern from Corvette,” pronounced Jordan Lee, GM’s tellurian arch operative of Small Block engines. “The LT2 has been designed to broach glorious low-end torque and high-end energy to give stirring pedal response during any RPM.”
The powertrain’s low position enables a low centre of sobriety for optimal handling. Perhaps a biggest refurbish is found in a lubrication and movement system. For a initial time ever, a bottom Stingray will use an engine-mounted dry sump oil complement and 3 scavenge pumps for softened lane performance.
During critical lane driving, oil volume stays high to equivocate discontinued performance. The new Stingray’s parallel capability is severely improved, so a LT2’s dry sump lubrication complement had to be redesigned to yield well-developed engine opening even during parallel acceleration levels surpassing 1G in all directions.
A lightweight, 3.2mm-thick potion row on a behind induce allows owners to uncover off a engine. This row facilities a cantilevered trailing corner to leave feverishness from a LT2 engine compartment.
Other critical engine characteristics include:
- Jewel-like environment in a behind compartment, manifest by a behind potion hatch.
- Every part, including a empty system’s wires, tubes, routing fasteners, coolant hoses, empty plural and even a bolts and fasteners, is built with coming in mind. All engine components were given clever care usually like a exterior, and even a feverishness shields are textured.
- A mint retard and opening system. The centerline of a crankshaft sits an in. revoke to a belligerent where it friends to a transaxle for softened handling.
- Low-profile oil vessel that reduces mass.
- Oil cooler ability increasing by 25 per cent.
- Standard corner Red valve covers.
A change of a opposite kind
The subsequent era LT2 is interconnected with Chevrolet’s initial 8 speed dual-clutch transmission, that provides lightning-fast shifts and glorious energy transfer. This delivery is singly designed with TREMEC to yield a best of both worlds: a spirited, approach connected feeling of a primer and a reward pushing comfort of an automatic. The double-paddle de-clutch underline even allows a motorist to undo a purchase by holding both paddles for some-more primer control.
Paddle shifters concede drivers to select a specific gear. “The opening change algorithms are so driver-focused, they can clarity when you’re doing energetic pushing — regardless of pushing mode — and will reason revoke gears longer for some-more stifle response,” pronounced Juechter.
The new Small Block V-8 has a torque bend optimized to take advantage of a bespoke DCT’s lightning-fast shifts. Engineers set a DCT adult with a really low initial rigging to precedence a additional traction to get a automobile off a line quickly, and a close-ratio gears 2 by 6 keep a engine nearby a energy rise on track. Tall seventh and eighth gears make for easy long-distance cruising with low automatic highlight and glorious fuel economy.
The DCT is corresponding to a new Electronic Transmission Range Selector. With this electric shifter there’s no automatic interface between a change pull and a transmission. The Corvette’s electric shifter incorporates twin lift toggles for Reverse and Drive and pull buttons for Park, Neutral and Low/Manual. The shifter has been designed to be some-more appealing and compress than a customary shifter.
All-new record improves opening and usability
Driver mode choices have been stretched from 4 to six, permitting drivers to tweak a feel of their Corvettes to their personal preference. The informed Weather, Tour, Sport and Track modes remain, and there are twin new modes:
- MyMode, a configurable environment for elite pushing character that can sojourn between pivotal cycles.
- Z mode, named after a famed Z06, ZR1 and Z51 Corvette opening packages, is activated by a “Z” symbol on a steering wheel. This is a single-use mode that takes MyMode configurations one step further, permitting drivers to adjust a engine and delivery as well.
The 2020 Stingray advantages from GM’s new digital automobile platform, an all-new electronic pattern that enables a adoption of a company’s subsequent era of technologies. The pattern minimizes wiring while permitting for faster vigilance delivery between opposite automobile systems and a aloft fortitude screens. The height enables continual automobile improvements by over-the-air updates and extended cybersecurity measures.
Other new record facilities include:
- Corvette’s next-generation infotainment complement is faster and simpler, with a aloft fortitude display.
- Chevy-first one-touch Bluetooth pairing with Near Field Communication.
- Wireless charging.
- Learn-as-you-go voice recognition.
- Improved real-time traffic.
- A new, 12-inch customizable instrument cluster tailored to all 6 motorist modes.
- New electrical facilities include:
- Driver and newcomer chair memory.
- Heated steering wheel.
- Tire fill warning warns a motorist when tire meets limit pressure.
- Two new Bose audio systems: a 10-speaker customary reward complement and accessible 14-speaker Bose Performance Series system. Speaker grilles are integrated into revoke doorway trim for a polished demeanour that also helps ensure opposite repairs from footwear.
- The industry-pioneering Performance Data Recorder, an modernized pushing research apparatus upgraded with high-definition fortitude camera and a new, in-vehicle user interface. Customers can record both circuit and point-to-point highway courses. The PDR can be set to auto-record like a lurch cam that starts a recording each time a Corvette is running, or configured to usually start when a automobile is set to Valet mode.
Attainability stays a hallmark
Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical skill and attainability. The entrance 2020 Stingray continues that tradition as a no-compromise value proposition, as it will start with an MSRP underneath $70,000.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into prolongation during GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019. Additional pricing and wrapping information will be common closer to launch.
2020 C HEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY PRELIMARY SPECIFICATIONS
^Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely impact automobile safety, opening and durability. Use usually GM-approved tire and circle combinations. Unapproved combinations my change a vehicle’s opening characteristics. For critical tire and circle information, go to: my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires/ or see your dealer.
^Cargo and bucket ability singular by weight and distribution.
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