2020 C8 Corvette Will Keep The Stingray Name And We Told You So

The Cool Emblem Gets Updated, As Well

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The 2020 C8 Corvette reveal is just three days away, and the internet is abuzz with pent up excitement. Feeding into this has been a steady trickle of official details from Chevrolet, the latest of which is the confirmation that the C8 will indeed retain the “Stingray” name as its base model. Our guide to everything we so far know about the 2020 Corvette stated this would happen, due to spy photos of the C8’s interior with the Stingray name and emblem in the cabin.

What we so far have gathered about the 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray is that it will be powered by a 6.2L small block V8, code-named LT2. It is largely the same as the LT1 Gen. V small block V8 currently found in the C7 Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro, but tailored for this mid-engine application. Its body composition will be largely made of a mix of aluminum and steel. A carbon fiber monocoque design is not in the cards.

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MC&T expects the 2020 C8 Corvette to keep around every variant name found on the C7, starting with the Stingray. The Z51 performance package will also make a return. However, don’t expect a Grand Sport, Z06, or ZR1 at launch. We also have a hunch that Chevrolet has something special planned for the 2023 model year, which will be the 70th anniversary of the Corvette. This is where we expect the “Zora” name to enter the lineup. For those unaware, Zora was the first name of the “father of the Corvette”, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

Other names that the C8 Corvette could include are Manta Ray, Mako Shark, and L88. All of these names have special significance in Corvette lore, and would expand on the diversity of the lineup. General Motors President Mark Reuss has previously mentioned a “wide-range” of C8 Corvette variants, as well.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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