CNBC offers up this 11-minute video that takes viewers through Corvette’s history before answering the question of why Chevrolet is building the mid-engine Corvette Stingray.
There is a huge amount of historic footage from the GM archives as well as experts in the automotive industry that give their opinions on the new C8. We see Zora joining the program and making his mark on the sports car as well as the CERV prototypes which served as precursors to the C8 Corvette. Even the importance of racing is discussed.
Eventually, the video gets into the specs of the 2020 Corvette Stingray and shares the points that Chevrolet wants out there about why they made the change.
Overall, this serves as a great primer on the history of the Corvette as well as the reasons why Chevrolet finally moved to the mid-engine layout. Pass this along if you have friends that may be new to Corvettes, or have shown a sudden interest in the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
From CNBC on YouTube:
The Corvette is widely known as America’s sports car, and for decades it has gone toe-to-toe with far more expensive and exotic cars and defied engineering convention. Now it is making its biggest change in history in the face of falling sales. The question is whether the change is worth the trouble.
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