Why Chevy Waited 67 Years to Make the Mid-Engined C8 Corvette

The Chevy C8 Corvette has taken the internet by storm, the car community is losing it now that the engine has been moved to the back! But did you know that the C8 Corvette is not the first mid-engine ‘vette?

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The new C8 Corvette is bigger than its Predecessor

The new Corvette is bigger than its predecessor, growing significantly for the first time since 1968. It’s fascinating to look back at the previous Corvette Generations and realize the size of the iconic car has changed little. If anything, the wheelbase has grown the most, with a few pounds gained and lost over the years. The C8 Corvette also marks the first time since the C1 that there will not be a manual gearbox at launch.

We hear Chevrolet will hold the line on pricing for the 2020 Corvette, despite its monumental philosophical shift and abundance of new technology. Expect the newCorvette to cost around $62,000 to start, an increase of around $5000 compared with the C7 Stingray’s starting price of $56,995.