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[Refitting actual combat]Pure American mid-mounted supercar (Part 1)Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Passionate Test Drive

In the world of supercars, only the mid-engine setting can be called a pure bloodline. After all, the neutral steering response and the roar of the engine from the back of the seat are really easy to make people excited. The Chevrolet Corvette, which was launched in 1953 and has now developed into the eighth-generation model, will change the engine configuration from the original FR design to the MR configuration on the new generation of C8 models, in an attempt to compete with European supercars. Down.

Eighth generation changed to MR design

The overall trend towards European style

Speaking of mid-engine supercars, many people immediately think of the car brands in countries like Yideying, after all, these brands have been around for many years, and it is normal to think of them first. To design a mid-engine, in addition to handling factors, I personally think that mid-engine models are more difficult and unique in vehicle design and construction, so they can support the value of supercars. In the past, there were American models. Chevrolet Corvette, one of the three supercars, was designed with front-engine rear-wheel drive before the seventh-generation C7, but perhaps to compete with European supercars, or to give it a more powerful The essence of control, on the eighth-generation C8 model launched in July 2019, specially abandoned the previous design and adopted a new mid-engine rear-wheel drive design, which made the Corvette C8 Stingray a lot more topical.

In the exterior design part, it can be clearly seen that the overall design of the Corvette C8 Stingray has rich sharp lines and complex broken line styles. Compared with the previous generation C7 car series, it tends to have a European supercar appearance, which may not necessarily meet the needs of traditional American cars. Fans love it, but after seeing the real car, I feel that this is what the new generation of supercars should look like, and Chevrolet also retains the detachable roof on the C8 model, allowing the owner to open the roof and enjoy the wind. It is a convertible model. The roof adopts an electric storage structure, and the hood is flattened. The lines on the upper half of the body are more slender and attractive. In order to achieve the lightweight of the car body, the body structure is composed of a large number of aluminum alloy parts, which can minimize the number of connection points of the car body, thereby forming a stronger structure and obtaining a lighter car weight.

The exhaust tail pipe has been replaced with a part designed for the exhaust valve by Axalta, and the lower half of the rear bumper has also been replaced with a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit, which can correspond to the large carbon fiber rear wing above.

After the engine was changed to a mid-mounted design, because there was no engine in front of the front of the car, the driving position was moved forward by 42 cm, and the center of gravity could be centered as much as possible, creating an extreme driving-centricity when cornering.” "Spinning" steering feel, resulting in a sharper steering than previous front-engined Corvettes have been able to achieve.

When you open the door, you can see that the interior design of the Corvette C8 Stingray is the same as the exterior. It is more trendy in the world and full of personal style. The entire driving interface is completely driving-oriented, and the instrument is designed with a digital LCD panel. A variety of display modes can be switched, and many engine oil and water temperature information will also be displayed on it, helping the owner to grasp the vehicle condition. As for the air-conditioning control button, it is arranged in a long strip above the towering gear seat. It is difficult to ignore the special arrangement design. . As for the bottom of the large central control screen, there are driving mode switching knobs and gear buttons, which are also full of strong new-generation design styles. The operation is simple and easy to use, allowing the owner to concentrate on driving the vehicle.

Although the new-generation Corvette C8 Stingray has been changed to a mid-engine configuration, the roof liftable design is still retained, and the roof of this convertible model also adopts an electric storage system, which is convenient for the owner to quickly open the roof.
After the Corvette C8 Stingray relocated the engine to the rear, the front of the car became a luggage compartment, which is convenient for the owner to store items.
The appearance is more inclined to European style, making it difficult for the Corvette C8 Stingray to think of an American car at the first time.


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