[SPIED] New C8 Mid-Engine Interior Spy Photo Reveals ‘Stingray’ Name

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[SPIED] New C8 Mid-Engine Interior Spy Photo Reveals 'Stingray' Name

Photo Credit: Carscoops.com


Our friends at Carscoops.com have done it again! They were the ones who published the first real interior spy photos of the C8 mid-engine Corvette and now they have a new one to share that reveals even more details!

The first images they released back in January show off the two-spoke steering wheel and a center console that features a wedge-shaped divider with the climate control buttons in a single row:

Carscoops C8 Interior Spy Photo

Photo Credit: Carscoops.com


In the new spy photo, the camera is pointed to the rear of the cockpit showing the seats and the center waterfall design that separates them. At the top of the waterfall appears to be a small badge that is marked “Stingray”.

There’s a bit of black gaffer tape on the top of the waterfall feature as well so it’s hard to make out what is actually going on here. And is that Stingray name just a badge or could it be a latch for a storage area or other feature?

[SPIED] New C8 Mid-Engine Interior Spy Photo Reveals 'Stingray' Name

Photo Credit: Carscoops.com


Also shown in greater details are the seats. The black leather looks very luxurious and red stitching offers more detail to the shape of the seats. A carbon fiber insert on the upper seat appears to lift and hold the headrest from the rest of the seat. Large side bolsters that may be suede give the seats an aggressive racing look.

We are assuming that Chevy will once again offer at least two different types of seats like they did with C7 so it’s hard to say if these are the standard version or the upgraded “Competition” seats to borrow a phrase.

[SPIED] New C8 Mid-Engine Interior Spy Photo Reveals 'Stingray' Name

Photo Credit: Carscoops.com


Another interesting aspect of the interior photo is a glimpse of the rear firewall that will separate the cabin from the rear engine compartment. It’s my belief that this is not a real car but a styling buck for demonstrating the interior which would explain the bland colors behind the seats.

One thing we do know is that it’s the same car as the other Carscoops interior photos as the center console button is broken.

Various names have been rumored for the C8 models with ZORA being one of those that has been trademarked in different countries around the world. But now it appears we have proof that the Stingray moniker will appear once again as the base model for the ME. This seems to line up with the earlier leak of the 2020 model codes which contained the Stingray name but were different than the previous 2014-2019 Stingray model codes:

[SPIED] New C8 Mid-Engine Interior Spy Photo Reveals 'Stingray' Name


So what do you think of these new seats for the interior? I know I can’t wait to try them out! Leave a comment below with your thoughts.


Source:
Carscoops.com

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hopefully the interior has more room than the c7 which to me is a bit to tight. My c6 definitely has more room.

  2. I am thinking of putting a deposit on one. i would love to know what the price will be for i guess an 1LT similar to the package on my 2015 coupe 1LT? any body have any new info on cost?
    thanks
    Bill

  3. I am really excited about this new generation Corvette. So much is on the line here for the Corvette namesake. GM is building an exciting time for folks with the testing of these cars popping up across the country. The reveal will be a big deal for those in the Corvette Community.

  4. I plan to buy one, I do not have to drive it to buy it, I just want it by late summer not Dec. or Jan. or Feb. that’s winter time and that will be late in the 2020 selling season.

  5. I plan to buy one, I do not have to drive it to buy it. I just want it by late summer not Dec., Jan., or Feb. that’s winter time and that will be late in the 2020 selling season. I don’t know why my comments went under Mark B Walker name.

  6. The seats are nice but personally I hope there is a choice of seats no matter what model “you” end up buying. ie., If I were to buy a “Zora” model Corvette, I would rather buy a “sport” type seat than a competition seat just for the comfort. That’s just me! My fingers are still crossed.

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