The 2020 Corvette C8 will officially be called "Stingray"
The 2020 Corvette C8 is set to be unveiled on July 18 and it will have to carry the weight of expectation for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we all know that by now, it is going to be the first ever Corvette with the engine in the middle and secondly, it will be officially known as the "Stingray" Corvette.
With an official statement, Chevrolet confirmed that the Stingray name will proudly live on. The second-generation Corvette debuted as a Stingray in 1963 and the "Stingray" nomenclature was utilized until 1967 and then revived again in 2014 with the Corvette C7.
The Stingray badge does look cool and it will be intriguing to see it mounted on the hood of the first ever mid-engined Corvette. The 2020 Corvette will debut in Orange County, California and it’s expected to come with a naturally-aspirated 6.2 L LT2 V8, an evolution of the LT1 which powers the C7 Z51 and Grand Sport models. It should provide the 'Vette with at least 480-500 hp and 480 lb-ft.
The new Stingray badge looks pretty cool. The lettering uses the same font as the "Corvette" one and as for the new 2020 Corvette Crossflags, it looks a bit more modern. It will be available in two finishes, Chrome and Carbon. The Chrome version is probably going to be used for "standard" versions whereas the Carbon one should be used with high-performance versions.