It’s official! The 2020 Corvette’s base model will be called the Corvette Stingray!
On Chevrolet’s Next Generation Corvette website, the automaker shows a new badge featuring an updated Stingray badge with the words STINGRAY spelled out individual letters.
On the page, Chevrolet provides this introduction as the 8th generation Corvette will now carry on with the Stingray name:
Stingray is fast approaching
The Next Generation Reveal Event is almost here, where the world will be introduced to the 2020 Corvette Stingray. The name Stingray carries on the impressive legacy of this legendary performance nameplate.
The Stingray name was first used on the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer and that concept heavily influenced the 1963-1967 Corvettes known as the Sting Ray (in two words). The name disappeared in 1968 but returned in 1969 at Stingray (one word) and it would run through 1976. Chevrolet would bring back the popular moniker as the base model on the C7 Corvettes starting in 2014.
Whereas the previous use of the Stingray covered all models and engine sizes in the 1960s and 1970s, for the C7 it was used to designate the base model in the Corvette lineup and now that will continue into C8.
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