The Corvette Team sure seems to have fun in offering up nicknames for certain parts on the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
For example, those large air intakes on the sides of the C8 are referred to as “boomerangs” and we can certainly see how that nickname came to be, as the trim around it definitely resembles the curved throwing weapon from the land down under.
Now we are learning of another “weaponized” part on the C8s called the “Battle Axe” which actually shows up on the Corvette’s build sheets.
The “What’s a Battle Axe” question comes from a member of the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com who posted his copy of the build sheet showing a part number for the “Battle Axe”. Several others chimed in with their build sheets showing the name as well:
We had no idea what the “Battle Axe” is on the 2020 Corvette, so we reached out to Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles to ask what it was. Harlan replied that it’s a nickname for a part of the instrument panel and offered a “LOL” as he didn’t know they were using the nickname on the build sheets.
“Lol – I didn’t know they used the on the build sheet – It’s a nickname for the part of the instrument panel that resembles that shape.”
So for those of you wondering where the Battle Axe is on the C8 Corvette, here you go!
Thanks Harlan for the clarification!
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