For example, it is officially confirmed that the fastest version of the eighth-generation supercar – the one with the optional Z51 package-will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, and the classic quarter mile (402 m) will fly in 11.2 seconds with an exit speed of 195 km/h.
Without the same package, the Corvette will be even faster: for 402 m at the start from the spot, it will be able to accelerate to 198 km / h. The fact is that the Z51 Pact provides additional aerodynamic elements that increase downforce. It is stated that the current Chevrolet Corvette is the fastest of the basic models of the "Corvette" in the history of the family. "The capabilities of the Corvette 2020 have far exceeded our expectations," said Chevrolet performance Manager Alex McDonald.
The mid-engine supercar is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8, which is based on the engine of the previous generation, but Chevrolet claims that it is, in fact, a new engine.
The engine received new camshafts, a different intake manifold and a new exhaust system, an oil system with a dry sump and three pumps at once, which allows you to withstand large lateral overloads and, finally, the first ever 8-speed "robot" as an assistant.
But deliveries of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 to dealerships have once again been postponed, this time until February. The reason is a large-scale strike of workers of the General Motors concern.