Check out this video of Norman’s C8 Corvette from Applewood Auto Group in BC Canada.
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Contact us at http://instagram.com/applewoodautogroup In today’s video, we had the chance of taking a ride with Norman’s unique Corvette C8.
After owning the car for 4 months, he is proud to admit falling in love more and more with the car every day. In his own words, “I didn’t pick this car because of its name, speed or price. I picked it because it just excited me”.
Driving the new mid-engine Corvette C8 around the streets of Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.
About the new Mid-engine Corvette C8, just recently released in Canada: Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the new Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette.
The sum of everything that came before it, the new Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.
From front- to mid-engine, in under three seconds “Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM.
The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”
The new mid-engine layout gives the new Stingray: Better weight distribution, with the rear weight bias enhancing performance in a straight line and on the track. Better responsiveness and sense of control due to driver positioning closer to the front axle, almost on top of the front wheels.
The fastest 0-100 km/h time of any entry Corvette ever – 2.7 seconds when equipped with Z51 package. A race car-like view of the road due to lower positioning of the hood, instrument panel and steering wheel. Excellent forward sight-lines throughout the vehicle for both driver and passenger. An enhancement of Corvette’s traditional utility strengths, with dual trunks for a total of 357 liters (12.6 cubic feet) of cargo volume, ideal for luggage or two sets of golf clubs.
Design inspired by racing and aeronautics
The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle. “
As America’s most iconic performance nameplate, redesigning the Corvette Stingray from the ground up presented the team a historic opportunity, something Chevrolet designers have desired for over 60 years,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president of Global Design, General Motors. “It is now the best of America, a new arrival in the mid-engine sports car class. We know Corvette can stand tall with the best the world has to offer.”
A supercar level of craftsmanship, premium materials and attention to detail were critical in designing every component of the Stingray. The new location of the engine is truly the focal point for the car’s design. It’s the heart of this next generation Corvette and it sits like a jewel in a showcase, visible through the large rear hatch window. The added attention to detail optimized the appearance of every wire, tube, bolt and fastener, similar to those found in modern track and all-road motorcycle design.