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    Thanks ACS Composite for this wonderful 2020 Stingray rendering!

    A cursory glance at the alleged specs reported on Jalopnik, supposedly from the GM WorkBench system at a Canadian dealership, if accurate, told us a lot. But candidly, those pages did not share even half of what we will learn about the 2020 ME Corvette mid. For those who want to return to see those specs for comparative or other purposes...

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ed-by-jalopnik

    Not just that we do not yet know HP, TQ, weight, weight distribution, CG, cargo capacity, wheelbase, size and so many more tech specs, but also the list of full ordering options we will eventually learn on GM Fleet Order Guide typically totals 10-12 pages. So our 4 1/2 pages that we believed we have learned, is not even half.

    For example while we think we learned a fair amount about our interior options, here are what the full ordering choice specs for the 2019 StingRay’s interior options look like, and thus the kind of detail we would later see for our interior ordering choices (let alone our exterior colors choices increasing from 10 to 12 and our interior color choices bumping from 5 to 6. Oh yes, our seatbelt choices more than doubling for the SR to becoming six for 2020. Thus this page for the 2020 ME is probably going to become double its length.

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    Critically important, we do not yet know its price.

    Additionally we are missing the release of information that is contained in the typical Media.Chevrolet Press Release.

    Of course, also missing are the usual 50+ GM official color pictures of the next generation Corvettes (with, sometimes even additional explanatory videos being released in the month after the reveal for us to see).

    Here is the 2014 GM Press Release for the Stingray to show us what just the Press Release for the 2020 Corvette ME would, in parallel format, potentially look like.


    Originally posted by media.Chevrolet
    RETURN OF THE STINGRAY: THE 2014 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

    2013-01-16

    Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today’s debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.

    The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.

    “Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s advancements in design, technology and engineering.”

    The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs.

    Highlights include:

    An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens

    Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time

    An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel

    Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio

    A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability

    Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.

    “Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”

    The new Corvette Stingray will be built at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant, which underwent a $131-million upgrade, including approximately $52 million for a new body shop to manufacture the aluminum frame in-house for the first time.

    “We believe the Corvette represents the future of modern performance cars because it delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “The result is better performance by every measure. The 2014 Corvette delivers the fastest acceleration, the most cornering grip, the most track capability, the best braking performance and what we expect to be the best fuel economy ever for a standard Corvette.”

    The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.
    https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...te-reveal.html


    While the Jalopnik release was informative and tantalizing, so much exciting news is yet ahead for us.
    Last edited by John; 04-07-2019, 06:03 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • #2
    I look forward to learning more. As soon as possible.

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    • #3
      Hey John - I see "Convertible top color" mentioned beneath every exterior color option - any info on the range of convertible top color options that will be available?
      My C8:
      '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

      Current Vettes:
      '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
      '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
      '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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      • #4
        Another one of the missing spec pages IMO. Might, consistent with the increase in the amount of colors for the ME’s exterior, interior, seat belts compared to the C7, we have more convertible top color choices as follows: the twelve body colors, plus a translucent top, plus a visible carbon fiber one, and lastly a carbon flash black top?

        Wow, up to fifteen choices possible? We sure do not yet know what the HT Spyder’s choices might or might not be.

        Could we have a sixteenth (16) one, that is a complete, 360 degree black out treatment above the belt line. If the coupe’s A pillars are body colored, could definitively see this 16th one — either OEM or by “your local body shop.”

        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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