Chevrolet’s Corvette Team saved the best for last!
Knowing that many of the same Corvette enthusiasts would sit through all three of their 2020 Corvette Stingray Overview seminars at the National Corvette Museum’s 25 Anniversary Celebration, the team mixed up the presentations by offering different content on all three days.
Thursday’s presentation focused on C8 Corvette’s Exterior Design, Friday’s presentation was full of Interior Design information, and for the Saturday seminar, the Corvette Team focused on powertrain and selected options.
The good news is that each of much of the previous presentation’s exclusive content was also discussed during the early Saturday morning seminar making this video the one you don’t want to miss. You can watch the other Corvette Team presentations here:
- Thursday – The 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Exterior Design
- Friday – The 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Interior Design
- Saturday – The 2020 Corvette’s Powertrain, Options and Top Speed Video
Presenting the information was Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion and Interior Designer Brian Stoeckel.
In today’s seminar, the team shares information about the LT2 V8 engine, DCT transmission, and the Z51 package. The team shared an overview of the new aluminum chassis and how it came about.
We also get a breakdown on content available in the car via the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim packages. The ZZ3 Engine Appearance Package was highlighted as well as the Front End Lift System which seems to be one of the most popular add-on options for the new Corvette.
A couple of surprises were also in store for Corvette fans. Thanks to a new invention by the team, the Corvette Stingray has a turning radius of just 36 feet, a huge improvement over the 38-ft radius of the C7 Corvette. And if you know what the Ackermann Effect is (the chirping and rattle of the sticky Michelin tires at slow speeds), that is no more on the C8!
The big surprise of this seminar was the sharing of the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s 194 Top Speed Run which can be seen at the 1-hour mark. That occurred earlier this summer in Germany and the funny thing is that you can’t really tell the car is moving that fast as the driver’s wheel is barely moving. Tadge called it a non-event in that it looks like “two bored development engineers cruising down the road at 194 mph in the car” because the ride was so smooth.
Following the presentation, a brief question and answer session was held.
[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray Overview by the Corvette Team at the NCM 25th Anniversary
[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Update with Kai Spande from the NCM 25th Anniversary
[PICS] The Corvette Assembly Plant Is Now Building Saleable C8 Corvette Stingrays
[PICS] C8 Corvette Displays at the NCM Include a Miniature Clay Model and an Engineering Prototype