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2020 C8 Stingray unveiled

It looks pretty darned good to me! 495hp in the entry level model priced under 60k (). Does it change the demographic of their owners though? Is it enough to bring in younger buyers which they desperately need? I dunno, but I sure wouldn’t mind getting behind the wheel of one!
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Have they looked at the demographics for Furharry and Lambo?

Nice looking car, but I would say that. It's red!
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New layout resembles a Ferrari more than a Vette. Pretty, but not as pretty as the 2014-2019 Stingray.
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It looks like the love child of a Ferrari 488 and the C7, I love it! At the performance per dollar it is going to be really hard to beat in that range. The compression is low enough to add a supercharger too... Chevy nailed this one!
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Bit out of my price range, but it's the first 'Vette since the pre-Stingray days I'd even consider hanging onto if I won it in a raffle.
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GM flexes engineering muscle with radical Corvette overhaul



TUSTIN, California -- One of the biggest challenges for the eighth-generation Corvette -- the first production model with the engine behind the driver -- doesn't have anything to do with how fast the car can reach 60 mph or carve up a corner.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray looks to be one of the most technically advanced vehicles General Motors has built since it tested the world's first fuel cell vehicle in 1966 and, five years later, built the propulsion and suspension system for the Lunar Rover that drove on the moon.

The new Corvette -- introduced here Thursday -- is a barometer of GM engineering in an era of rapidly changing technology. It will provide a strong test of GM's product development system, its testing and validation methods, and its quality control processes.

If the Corvette launches cleanly with no technical issues from adopting GM's new wire-reducing digital electrical architecture, its advanced lightweight, mixed-material chassis that uses die-cast aluminum parts made in an engine factory, the electric brakes and other innovations, it could bode well for GM as it pushes closer to production of fully autonomous vehicles, which will share some of the same technologies with the new Corvette.

And most important, the retooled Corvette's computer systems, and the speed at which they communicate internally and externally, will determine how seamlessly GM transitions to autonomous vehicles and the vast amount of data processing they require.

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