The 2020 Corvette Stingray is Equipped with Boomerangs and Battle Axes

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The 2020 Corvette Stingray is Equipped with Boomerangs and Battle Axes


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:

The 2020 Corvette Stingray is Equipped with Boomerangs and Battle Axes


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!

The 2020 Corvette Stingray is Equipped with Boomerangs and Battle Axes


Thanks Harlan for the clarification!


Source:
MidEngineCorvetteForum.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks, Craig M. B. – There are no battle axes present. The Boomerang is pretty obvious. What with the different upholstery and color combinations and shapes, this reminds me that people can and do come up with everything on the Corvette. That some people have taken a rather substantial investment and then also put their own wraps on them that look anywhere from, “OK,” to, “absolutely hideous,” You are quite right to not see their odd form of social diatribe equaling claims that others just do not see. AF

  2. Google ” Viking Battle Axe”

    You might see a similarity of it
    to the shape of the Corvette dash.

    But, as Alex F. & Craig M. B. have
    stated it’s a stretch.
    Plain as day..it’s a hockey stick!

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