[PIC] Chevrolet Confirms the Stingray Name for the 2020 Corvette

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Chevrolet Confirms Stingray Name for the 2020 Corvette


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.

[PIC] Chevrolet Confirms the Stingray Name for the 2020 Corvette

[PIC] Chevrolet Confirms the Stingray Name for the 2020 Corvette


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.


Source:
Next Generation Corvette / Chevrolet.com

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I see Chevy wants to get more miles out of the Stingray name. For me, there was only one Corvette series
    that was a Sting Ray,..the 63 to 67 models, and it took its name and basic design from the Sting Ray Racer.
    Unfortunately, the bean counters though they could make a few more bucks and sell more Corvettes by slapping the “Stingray” on the sides of the 69 Corvette. I own a 65 Corvette and a 69..and it always bugged me that the 69 had a Stingray name plate on the side. If they needed to give the C3’s and extra name, they could have used the “Shark”. Then we come to the C7’s and someone decides to drag out the Stingray name again..and now the C8 is also going to get that name. You would think with the big change from the C7 to C8, that they could at least come up with an original name.

  2. After 7 corvettes I really hope the bean counters have not mudded the corvette in to A just another mid car with no sole no history of great ness like the real corvette is or was๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

  3. What ever adjective GM wants to hang on it, … all fine by me. Plain Corvette is all that interests me. In a C-7 finding the compartment small with little room to move around, definitely no room for the clutch pedal. I can’t sit in one position in long drives. Uncomfortable. The 8 will probably be the same designed for a 5’9″ 160# driver. I stocked up on 1s and 2s having six to choose from. Wifes 75 convertible is large by new standards.
    Am I excited to see the new engineering marvel ????? Not ” got to have it ” excited but looking for a break from the cookie cutter C-7s that are in every other driveway. Six years with the same body design without change is toooooooo long. Its a specialty car that deserves cutting edge looks. They say the design facility is always 5-7 years ahead. Time to put together something fascinating that stops foreign sports car sales in its tracks. Get back to basics. Build a low option, no frills, horse power craving , road machine at an average consumers value. That is what built the Corvette heritage.

  4. “Stingray” sounds a lot better than “Base,” like my C6! I am sure that the Zora name, or at least ZR1, will show up as the line expands to higher-powered cars.

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