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2020 Mid-Engined C8 Corvette Will Be Named Stingray – Reveal Tonight

With the official release of the new mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette coming tonight, it’s only right that we up the excitement for what’s going to be a massive change.

Not only is it going to be mid-engined as I’ve just stated, but it’s going to wear the Stingray name, one of the most iconic badges in motoring history, let alone the Corvette’s.

Chevrolet’s media site reads the following:

“Did you know the second-generation Corvette debuted as a Sting Ray in 1963? This nameplate ran until 1976, and was then revived in 2014 to introduce the seventh-generation Corvette. Chevrolet is proud to announce the Stingray name will live on’.

There’s not a lot we know about this new C8 Corvette, but we do know it’s going to have a dual-spoke steering wheel, and hiding behind this will be silver paddle shifters for its automatic transmission.

This has come under a quite a bit of stick on Twitter from journalists such as Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire who say twin-spoke wheels not only look bad, but the thumb notches on this specific wheel are far too high. See below.

Other two-spoke cars include the gorgeous Mercedes S Class which was let down by its wheel design, and the BMW i3. Something about the German car’s wheel looked off and ruined what was a great interior.

Let us know what you think of the Corvette and its new design elements. Will you be sad to see the front-engined Corvette go?

Written by Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps.

He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX.

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  1. I heard they did the two spoke steering wheel so that the wheel could be more rectangular shaped – making entering/exiting the car easier and also to ‘improve the driver’s view of the road and the driver display screen’. I don’t much like how it looks though….and the gear paddles do look misplaced now that it’s been mentioned. I’m guessing they let some management type’s imagination run amuck.

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