All-New Corvette Replaces Shift Stick With Touchscreen Technology

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

Bidding adieu to the front-engined configuration that has marked the famed two-seater since its appearance in 1953, GM has opted for a mid-engine architecture for better handling and weight distribution, the choice of many European sports carmakers. Prices of other versions weren't announced but the current auto can run well over $100,000 with options, still thousands cheaper most than European competitors.

A true, all-new Chevrolet Corvette is a rare occurrence.

"We were reaching the performance limitations of a front-engine auto", explains Tadge Juechter, the Corvette's chief engineer, ahead of Thursday night's glitzy unveiling in a World War II dirigible hangar in Orange County, California.

The "cab forward" design with a short hood looks way different, but GM executives say they aren't anxious that it will alienate Corvette purists who want the classic long hood and the big V8 in the front.

"The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout", GM President Mark Reuss explained in a statement.

Speaking of the vehicle, while it will be the first production Corvette with its engine behind the driver and passenger compartment, and will offer world-class supercar performance, General Motors president Mark Reuss promised the 2020 Stingray will have a base price of less than $60,000.

Opatowsky, whose father was absent due to work, said his dad first let him drive his 2014 Stingray when he was only 17.

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Chevrolet announces the next generation Corvette will debut 07.18.19.

Revved up to take on European sports cars such as the Porsche 911, the all-new model is codenamed C8 and will likely revive the Stingray nameplate.

GM has teased the launch for months.

Ahead of the evening launch inside a vast hangar, Corvette owners planned to mingle at a "Corvette Corral".

One enthusiast, John Elegant, 72, said he has been waiting since his teenage years for a mid-engine Corvette.

The co-founder of www.midenginecorvetteforum.com and current owner of a canary yellow C7, Elegant purchased his first Corvette in 1998 after putting his daughters through college.

Expect the new United States sports auto to take on more expensive mid-engine machinery from the likes of McLaren and Ferrari when more potent versions of the Corvette are released in due course - most likely with a supercharged tang to make things interesting.

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