During the Next Generation Corvette Reveal on July 18, Phil Zak, Executive Design Director Global Chevrolet, stated the following about the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s interior:
“The driver compartment is also larger than the previous generation, offering more space and an inch more seat travel.”
There has been much speculation regarding this comment following the release of the official interior dimensions. A simple comparison of these numbers and the same numbers for the C7 Stingray would cause one to deduce that there is actually less room in the C8 Stingray. This is, however, not the case at all.
We all know that the seats are designed to move in many different directions. The published interior numbers are based on something called “Design Position” based on a set position of the seat in the design process. These numbers change as you move the seat forward, backward, up, and down.
The C8 Stingray’s driver compartment is indeed larger than that of the C7, which is evidenced by an additional inch of seat travel as well as a greater recline angle that is double that of the C7 seat.
Photos by Jeremy Welborn
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