The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Can Launch To 60mph In 2.9 Seconds

With the optional Z51 package added, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will pass 60mph in 2.9 seconds – but the base car is no slower over the quarter-mile
The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Can Launch To 60mph In 2.9 Seconds

Next year’s C8 Chevrolet Corvette will be able to nail the imperial 0-60mph sprint in just 3.0 seconds, or 2.9 with the optional Z51 pack added.

These are hypercar numbers from the first Corvette to put the engine in the middle. Both versions of the car complete a standing quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds, with the standard car – that fraction slower off the line – actually finishing the pass 2mph faster than the Z51-spec alternative, at 123mph.

The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Can Launch To 60mph In 2.9 Seconds

Chevy gives credit for the incredible acceleration to the new rearward weight bias which gives more traction, improved chassis and tyre tuning and, of course, the latest small-block V8 to feature in the brand’s sports cars. The normally-aspirated 6.2-litre LT2 puts 495bhp down through acceleration-biased gear ratios and ‘lightning-fast’ shifts.

The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Can Launch To 60mph In 2.9 Seconds

The clever gearbox arrangement houses not just the twin-clutch transmission itself, but also the differential, final drive, controls system and its own lubrication and cooling provision. It’s mounted low for the best effect on handling.

A mechanical limited-slip differential is standard while Z51-equipped cars ‘are offered’ with an electronic alternative that Chevy says is much more effective than previous designs and offers ‘ultimate control’ on track.


Tomislav Celić

This is very impressive I must admit.

11/07/2019 - 10:33 |
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Okay, imo this car looks like dogsh!t but 2.9 for 60k? You have to respect that

11/07/2019 - 11:20 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

honeslty I don’t think it looks half bad, just that the spoiler ruins the rear

11/07/2019 - 11:34 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I mean, it still looks better than the C5-C7.

11/07/2019 - 12:59 |
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Yeah but my Corsa C can Do that in 1.3 seconds and go up to 457439867239856759670985766987549086754089674mph.

11/07/2019 - 11:21 |
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Someone didn’t get it

11/07/2019 - 13:31 |
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SAVAGE DOGG (Ping-Pong Gang) (Corvette Squad)

In reply to by That_1_Guy


03/18/2020 - 19:09 |
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So the viper will come back mid engines? Pls???? DODGE WHERE U AT???

11/07/2019 - 12:18 |
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Imagine a mid engined Viper
Pure unadulterated badass

11/07/2019 - 13:24 |
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Saw a late model in the wild yesterday, made my day

11/07/2019 - 14:06 |
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I still think a ACR would still track-obliterate this new Z51…

11/08/2019 - 02:58 |
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Still selling Journeys and Hellcats to survive

11/09/2019 - 08:07 |
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The viper is a boomerang. It’ll be back. That’s what I tell myself, you should too

11/10/2019 - 12:41 |
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Corvettes have always been amazing

11/07/2019 - 13:19 |
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This thing is gonna be so lit it’s not even funny. Zora would be proud.

11/07/2019 - 14:54 |
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Ray Sloan

this new v8 seems sounds more euro. wonder if they’ll drop a crate

11/07/2019 - 19:50 |
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In some videos it sounds like a AMG-V8 :/ (not a good point in my book, this low-muffled rumble, unless you fullexhaustraightpipe it..), would have been much better if it sounded like the C7 or like a Flatcrank V8 (Mustang GT and M3 V8 comes to mind…).

11/08/2019 - 03:06 |
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As others are suggesting, Dodge should bring back a new Viper, but in a newer form, with that almighty V10! No Hellcat V8 for me, please, as I love that V10’s deep roar a hundred times more than that V8’s rumble, which sounds a little restrained to me (it should have had a higher redline and shift point to make it slightly better).

11/09/2019 - 06:23 |
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Seeing how Vipers are the topic today, i can see a new Viper working if Dodge did these (but its Dodge so they probably won’t)

  1. Joint develop it with Ferrari, develop a new V10 with them, maybe 5.0 to 6.0 Litres and Turbocharged if needed.
  2. Offer it in Dual Clutch (and Manual if Dodge still wants to, but remember the Viper failed because very few bought them because an auto wasnt offered)
  3. This may be controversial, but dont sell them at Dodge Dealers, people for some reason dont like to buy $80-100k cars at a dealership which sells $20k cars. Best sell em at Ferrari or Maserati Dealers (have a special “Viper Section” at those dealers)
11/09/2019 - 08:14 |
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