We are only three days away from the launch of the much-anticipated 2020 Corvette C8 and Chevrolet continues to tease its brand new, mid-engined sports car.
This time, the automaker has released images of the official Corvette and Stingray badges that will adorn the C8.
Chevy’s big news is the fact that the 2020 Corvette will debut as a Stingray on July 18. We already knew that thanks to the exclusive interior pics we brought you earlier this year, but it’s good to have official confirmation as well.
“Chevrolet is proud to announce the Stingray name will live on,” the carmaker says, reminding us that the second-generation Corvette debuted as a Stingray in 1963 and the nameplate carried on until 1967 before being revived in 2014 by the Corvette C7.
We have to admit the new Stingray badge looks pretty cool. The lettering appears to use the same font as the “Corvette” one, except the latter gets a three-dimensional look.
As for the new 2020 Corvette Crossflags, it looks more modern than before. It will be available in two finishes, Chrome and Carbon, with the latter presumably gracing high-performance versions or models equipped with a lightweight carbon package.
When the 2020 Corvette debuts in Orange County, California, in entry-level Stingray guise, it’s expected to come with a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 known as the LT2. Derived from the LT1 found in the C7 Z51 and Grand Sport models, the updated engine is expected to deliver between 480 and 500 HP and a peak torque of around 480 lb-ft (650 Nm), slightly up compared t the LT1’s 460 hp and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm).