The mid-engine layout lets you peer through a glass panel to
look at the engine even while it’s running, but aside from the cool aesthetic
factor, it’s also a practical choice.
Having the engine in the middle means the weight
distribution is better, there’s more cargo space in the front and rear, and the
driver is positioned further frontward for a more racecar-like feel. The
angular design also serves a dual purpose: the stylish cutouts improve
You’ll feel like you’re flying down the track whenever you
get behind the wheel thanks to the super low-slung stance and the low
positioning of the hood and steering wheel, providing broad sightlines and a
sharp, sporty appearance on the road.
The 2020 Stingray is not only the most powerful Corvette
ever but also the most adaptable, with Front Lift, which raises the front of
the Stingray two inches off the ground when approaching a steep incline or bump
for better ground clearance.
A stunning 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will be serving as the Official Pace Car for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. This year marks the 16th time a Corvette model has served as the Official Pace Car for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 30th time for a Chevrolet vehicle. No other automaker or automobile has earned more Official Pace Car postings than Chevrolet or Corvette.
The first Chevrolet to serve as Official Pace
Car for the Indy 500 was a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible, taking the lead in
the race of that same year. The 2019 race, which takes place on May 26, marks
the first time a Corvette has been the Official Pace Car since 2007.
“Chevrolet is honored to lead the way for the
500 once again,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and
crossover marketing. “The Grand Sport is a particularly excellent choice as its
wide body and aerodynamic features are steeped in racing heritage.”
The 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport is practically race-ready itself, offering a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. To experience track-capable thrills in your day-to-day, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow and check out our selection of Corvette sports cars.
The mid-engine Chevy Corvette did not make its long-awaited
world premiere at January’s North American International Auto Show, but we know
that it’s coming and that it won’t be all that much longer before it breaks
cover. In the meantime, we continue to slake our thirst for this exciting car
with spy shots, including a recent look at the mid-engine Corvette interior.
CarScoops’ eagle-eyed photogs snuck a few shots of what he mid-engine Corvette looks like on the inside. Among the highlights: an all-digital instrument cluster that sits behind a flat-bottom two-spoke steering wheel, a massive infotainment screen, and a unique shifter for the presumed automatic transmission. The interior appears to be well-appointed and quite luxurious, which would make it every bit as exciting in the cabin as it promises to be on the road.
The new mid-engine Corvette has been confirmed by Chevrolet big wigs, but there’s little else known about it at the moment. What engine will it get? How much horsepower will it produce? What new technologies will it feature? For these answers and the answer to the ultimate question — when you can expect to see it in the showroom at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow — watch this space and stay tuned.