Chevrolet Corvette News

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

    We received confirmation in April that Chevrolet will reveal its redesigned 2020 Corvette on July 18, and now we know just where it will happen. It won't be at a major auto show or enthusiast meet but rather a private event to be hosted at night in Orange County, California. The information was revealed via an electronic invite sent out on Tuesday, a copy of which was obtained by MidEngineCorvetteForum. Orange County, located to the south of Los Angeles, is one of the most popular for supercar sales and thus home to dealerships for all of the major exotic brands, so the new mid-engine...

  • Mid-engine C8 Corvette at NCM Bash
    GM really wants fans to know the mid-engine C8 2020 Chevy Corvette is coming

    Those attending the National Corvette Museum Bash this past weekend received a surprise visit from a special car: the mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette. The annual NCM Bash gathers hundreds of Corvette fans from around the country for a massive owner's meet, car show, seminars, and much more...

  • Mid-engine C8 Corvette logo
    Chevrolet shows off new mid-engine C8 Corvette logo

    After publicly acknowledging the mid-engine C8 Corvette is coming later this year, Chevrolet has confirmed one minor piece of the new sport's cars puzzle: the logo. On Friday, the official Corvette Facebook page published a video that showcased the car's emblem through its generations, finally...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette prototype at Bowling Green Assembly plant
    GM adds second shift, 400 jobs at Corvette plant for mid-engine C8

    A new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, will be unveiled on July 18, and in anticipation of the car's arrival General Motors is expanding capacity at its Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky, which is home to Corvette production. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in a plant...

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 HPE1000 on dyno
    Hennessey straps 1,000-hp 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to the dyno

    The mad individuals at Hennessey Performance Engineering have created their first 2019 Corvette ZR1 with 1,000 horsepower. To show off their creation, the gang at HPE shared a video of the sports car doing a pull on the dyno. The 1,000 hp comes courtesy of the HPE1000 package for the 2019 Corvette...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
    2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette prototype honors car's godfather with subtle cue

    Chevrolet finally acknowledged its worst-kept secret last week: a mid-engine C8 Corvette is coming. Upon closer inspection, the engineers behind the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette applied a thoughtful nod to the godfather of the Corvette. Zora Arkus-Duntov was the Corvette's chief engineer in its early...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    Chevrolet on Thursday finally came out and confirmed something we've all already known for a long time—that the next-generation C8 Corvette moves to a mid-engine layout. The automaker also confirmed that the C8 Corvette's reveal will happen on July 18, 2019, meaning the past six decades of front-engined Corvettes will come to an end in a matter of months, unless of course Chevy expands the C8 Corvette range with a front-engined model. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, so if you're keen to secure delivery of a front-engined Corvette, you'd better put in an order for one of...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
    New mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 coming July 18

    The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut July 18, the automaker announced Thursday. Chevrolet pushed out a notification via its fan site about the debut and General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra together with Corvette engineering head honcho Tadge Juechter later showed up to a charity...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 set a disappointing Nürburgring lap time

    Spy photographers spotted Chevy testing its most-powerful factory Corvette ever, the ZR1, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife on numerous occasions last year. Yet, we never received an official lap time. The answer is likely because, well, it's rather disappointing. According to a Facebook post...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Opinion: The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette shouldn't be a Corvette

    The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut in 2019 even though it shouldn’t. At least not as a Corvette. Late last month I asked what the point of the mid-engine Corvette was when the ultimate Corvette already exists. That doesn’t mean Chevrolet shouldn’t build a mid-engine...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mid-engine C8 Corvette may use 2020 Porsche 911 transmission

    A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission may be out, and an 8-speed dual-clutch could very well be in for the 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The new information comes via leaked order-guide documents published by Jalopnik in late March. Road & Track may have connected the dots in a...

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500 pace car
    2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport to pace 103rd Indy 500

    The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 has a pace car, and it could mark the last hurrah for the C7 Corvette. A 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport will lead 33 drivers to the green flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the brand announced on Monday. Chevrolet said in a statement that it's honored to...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted again, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details, including the interior, can be seen. The prototypes are for the next-generation C8 Corvette due out this summer as a 2020 model, specifically a base variant. The C8 was originally expected for 2019 but then Chevy went and launched the C7 ZR1. Even so, that's still a relatively short lifespan for the C7 Corvette which first arrived for 2014. The reason for the quick changeover is because General Motors...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Opinion: What's the point of the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette?

    The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette might be the single worst kept secret in automotive history. Set to debut in 2019, the eighth-generation Corvette, known as the C8, will be a mid-engine supercar. That’s a monumental shift from every production Corvette made in the last 66 years. Why...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hertz 100th anniversary edition Photo: Ernesto Amador
    Rent to own: Hertz ready to sell its 100th anniversary Chevy Corvette Z06 models

    Car rental company Hertz celebrated its 100th anniversary last year with a limited run of specific Chevrolet Corvette Z06 models. Now, the company will part ways with them. That opens up an opportunity for fans to purchase a rare Corvette model since only 100 were made. The company announced...

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    Chevy Camaro, Corvette, and Cadillac ATS, CTS recalled over power steering failure

    Two Chevrolets and two Cadillac cars will be recalled for power steering failure. General Motors will recall later this month the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, and 2016-2018 Cadillac ATS and CTS models for the fault. GM filed documents with the NHTSA on Feb. 7 and said it would begin...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Why the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is reportedly delayed

    Sports car fans were ready to see Chevrolet pull the sheet off the mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, but it never happened. Numerous rumors suggested the car had been delayed and would debut at its own standalone event...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    10 things you need to know about the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a weapon. It was named Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 after it vaporized the competition. It's an all-American supercar with 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Buyers can choose to #GiveAShift with a...

  • 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette logos via GM-Trucks.com

    The 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet C8 Corvette is the subject of two new leaks, and both show the revised Corvette logo for the first time. GM-Trucks.com published both a photo of the new badge and a video of the future sports car's startup animation. The website did not share where it obtained the photos and video, but simply said the info was publicly available since November and passed on via a source. Thus, we can assume everything here is legitimate. The badge is slightly revised and elongated toward the bottom. The angle of the flags also appears more acute compared to the current C7...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Final Edition for Europe
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette Final Edition lands in Europe

    Chevrolet Europe has launched the 2019 Corvette Final Edition in the old world, and it could mark the beginning of the C7-generation's parade lap. The brand revealed the Final Edition car on Wednesday and said its appointments will be available for either the Corvette Grand Sport or Z06 coupes. The...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Drivers Series special editions
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series lets buyers choose their own adventure

    This past Friday, Chevrolet ushered not one, but four special-edition Corvettes into the world. The brand unveiled the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series editions ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and each comes with its own Corvette Racing-inspired style. Chevrolet had four of its Corvette...

  • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    1990 Chevy Corvette ZR-1, the "Corvette From Hell": 100 Cars That Matter

    They called it “King of the Hill”—and when it emerged in 1990, the Chevy Corvette ZR-1 would forever reformat what drivers thought about GM’s ever-evolving sports car. In the 1950s, the Chevy Corvette staked out a new performance frontier for General Motors. In the 1960s...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series leaked
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series special edition hiding in plain sight

    Chevrolet is set to announce a special-edition Corvette on Friday at its preview event for the weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the Corvette Racing team will be competing, but details on the car have already surfaced via a Daytona International Speedway mobile phone app. The new special...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Rumored 2019 Corvette special edition could be last with engine up front

    Chevrolet is set to introduce its highly anticipated mid-engine Corvette later this year. The new car represents the eighth generation of the Corvette line and its arrival will likely mark the end of the nameplate's front-engine era. This means a special-edition Corvette that Chevy is rumored to be...

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