Watch 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Front End Lift System Do Its Thing

There are few things we haven’t yet learned about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray given the extensive media coverage the mid-engine Vette received these past weeks.

One of the most interesting features of the new generation car is a standard front suspension lift system that most supercars only offer as an option — despite the fact that they are way more expensive.

Over the weekend, the 2020 Corvette Stingray made its East Coast debut in Atlantic City at Kerbeck Corvette, the world’s largest Corvette dealer. The event in Atlantic City allowed visitors to check out some of the features of the new mid-engine car in detail, including the Front End Lift System.

The folks from Corvette Blogger were there too and managed to capture on film the moment the 2020 Corvette engaged the system to enter a tent that was its garage for the night.

As you can see in the video posted below, as soon as the 2020 Corvette approached the raised asphalt surface, the nose of the car rose by 1.6 inches (40 mm) to allow the front splitter to clear the obstacle. Once the front was lifted, it could safely cross the threshold into the tent.

Also read: 2020 C8 Corvette Allows Drivers To Adjust Brake Feel In Three Different Modes

The 2020 Corvette Stingray is capable of engaging the front end lift system from a standstill or on the move, at speeds of up to 24 mph (39 km/h). Interestingly, the system is capable of storing over 1,000 GPS entries so that it knows to lift the nose automatically when it reaches one of the points.

The second video captures the atmosphere at the event and some opinions from Corvette fans who were in attendance. Enjoy!

 

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Photo credits: Kerbeck Corvette

  • Ben

    The fastest lift I’ve seen was the Ford GT’s. Thing looks like its trying to pop a wheelie, lol. With the GPS reminder, I don’t think the speed will be too much of an issue if it starts to raise as you get close to your destination.

  • Ilbirs

    If someone brings a C8 here to Brazil, this front end lift system will have to be kept actioned all the time, considering the potholes this car will have to face on its lifecycle.

    • Thunderbolt

      It will modified as a 9 inches ground clearane SUV C8 before it arrives to Brazil.

  • TheBelltower

    This type of system should be standard on any sports car.

  • The car that makes the NSX look good to my eyes… But the car that has the powertrain that sounds the best. Hope I’ll one day be able to drive one.

  • Big Black Duck

    Ford GT makes this look childish

    • Mike anonymous

      I personally don’t think the Ford GT and this are in the same class at all. I wouldn’t really want to compare it to that. I would consider this vehicle more along the lines of vehicles from Porsche or an ‘Entry-Ferrari’. The GT I would consider more along the lines of something from Bugatti, Koenigsegg, SSC, or top of the line Porsche/Ferrari.

      To be honest the GT and Corvette have never really been in the same class nor were they made for the same reasons or marketed towards the same customers. Both may be great vehicles from the perspective of many, but they were (in my opinion) created (even originally) for two different purposes.

      • D3X

        Exactly. the price alone is a clear difference, you can buy over 15 Corvettes with the price of 1 GT. Not sure why anyone would compare these 2 cars.

        The C8 is the new value bargain sportscar exotic killer, the same space that the GT-R, the Supra, the NSX used to occupy but slowly priced themselves out over the years.

  • Chadlie Garrett

    I doubt 1.6 inches would have been enough to clear most obstacles with my C6. No matter, I’ll never own another Corvette since Chevy was never able to fix any of the numerous problems I had with the C6.

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