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Chevrolet Corvette C8

After years of waiting, Chevrolet has finally unveiled the mid-engined Corvette C8. The new Corvette offers a 6.2L V8 with an output of 490 horsepower, and a 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. All those numbers seem to belong to a supercar but the Corvette only starts at $69,398 CAD.

The most significant difference in the C8 (current generation) vs the C7 (previous generation) Corvette is the relocation of the engine. Previously, the 6.2L V8 was in the front of the car, but with the redesign; Chevrolet have moved it to the mid, making the Corvette C8 mid-engined. The Corvette comes in a coupe or convertible option. Most buyers prefer the coupe version as the hard-top is removable and can be stored in the trunk, and comes with a less steep price tag. Chevrolet has been manufacturing the Corvette since 1953, with 8 generations of them! The factory was previously located in Michigan but has moved to Kentucky after 1981. The new Corvette is so popular that dealerships in Canada are estimating a 2 year wait for new orders (also due to COVID restrictions). As of November 2020, there have been exactly 20,368 Corvette C8 built by General Motors.

The Corvette has many competitors but they are all different in their own ways. The closest competitors include the Jaguar F-Type, BMW i8, Audi R8, Mercedes AMG-GT, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, etc. The C8 Corvette beats all of its competitors pricing wise, being the lowest in starting price.

In summary, the all new C8 Corvette is a game changer in the automotive industry. The mid- engine and styling update has separated itself from its competitors in the similar price range. There is so much demand for these cars and that reflects to the 2 year waiting list to even purchase one of these!

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