The automotive aftermarket tradeshow known as SEMA begins today in Las Vegas but the action actually kicked-off last night with the SEMA Reveal Show. GM Performance Manager Jim Campbell served as the host and immediately we see the stage is occupied by the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible in Rapid Blue. Driving the car was racing legend Ron Fellows and riding shotgun was Chevrolet’s Global Chief Designer Phil Zak.
Ron grabs the mic first and talks about the driving aspects of the car, as well as how its fun to drive on the track. As the namesake of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, he says they will soon have their 3rd generation of Corvettes at the school and he’s looking forward to the new program around the car.
Chevy designer Phil Zak talks about the overt changes to the design of the car with the move of the engine to the rear of the car. As SEMA is all about customization, Phil walks through some of the various options available saying that you can get a bespoke Corvette based on the customization available.
Next up was Corvette Racing’s C8.R making its way to the stage with Corvette driver Tommy Milner behind the wheel. Tommy talks about the feel of the car and how well it drives. With Jim’s prompts, Tommy drops the name of a few of the historic tracks the car was tested on, mostly in secret.
While that concludes the Corvette portion of Jim Campbell’s presentation, he continues on with discussions of Chevrolet’s crate engine and then brings up a classic 1962 Chevrolet “E-10” concept electric vehicle that features a complete “e-crate” motor package designed to replace internal combustion motors.
From Dano Live via YouTube: C8 Corvette Reveal at SEMA Monday Reveal Show. Ron Fellows drove it up. Also a race version and the C10 Electric Truck.
Joining the No.4 Corvette C8.R race car and the Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible at Chevrolet’s SEMA display is the 2020 Ceramic Matrix Gray Stingray Coupe with the two-tone blue interior. The SEMA show runs through Friday.
Found this other video from the SEMA Reveal that has some good walk-around footage showing the Convertible Stingray and the C8.R.
Dano Live – YouTube
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