As the crowd thinned out at the end of the day, we stuck around as the next generation Corvette was moved inside a tent where it will spend the evening under lock and key.
As the Corvette pulled up to the tent’s entrance, the C8’s front end lift system was engaged which raises the front of the car by 2 inches so that it can travel over obstacles without scraping the front splitter. Once the front was lifted, it could safely cross the raised threshold into the tent without damaging the front spitter.
The new Stingray is capable of engaging the front end lift system from a stand-still as we just witnessed, or on the move at speeds up to 24 miles per hour. Perhaps the bigger news is that the system is capable of storing over 1000 GPS entries so that as the Corvette comes upon a previously marked data point, the car will lift automatically.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray will be at Kerbeck Corvette on Saturday where a huge crowd is expected to view the newest iteration of America’s favorite sports car.
Video by Keith Cornett
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