No. 1010
August 21, 2019

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JULY 24, 2019

Editor-In-Chief's Note: A few more thoughts on the new Corvette in no particular order. 1. I wouldn't have shown the new Corvette in Red at the intro event, because comparisons to Ferrari were inevitable. I would have presented the car in the now classic GM Styling/Design Metallic Silver, or even in the Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic production color. 2. By the way, kudos to GM Design for the expanded color palette on the new Corvette. It's long overdue but well done. 3. Try as it might, GM wasn't able to keep the car under wraps, and that's really too bad. The company never should have driven it in New York or at the Corvette Museum, camouflaged or not. Ford is still the reigning champion when it comes to that; the company kept the Ford GT under cover until the very last moment, which maximized the impact of its reveal. 4. Kudos to GM's True Believers for sticking with its tried and true V8. Yes, there are other versions coming, but a hot V8 in the latest Corvette - instead of a Turbo V6 - was the only way to go. 5. Kudos again go out to GM's True Believer designers who delivered a striking, beautiful interior with a distinctive point of view. I can't wait to see it - and the machine - in the flesh. -PMD 

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GM has confirmed that its Tonawanda, New York, engine plant will build the company’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 that will power the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Production of the new mid-engine Corvette begins at GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant in late 2019. The next-gen 6.2L Small Block LT2 V8 will offer 2020 Stingray customers the most horsepower and torque of any entry-level Corvette: SAE-certified to 495HP and SAE-certified to 470 lb.-ft. of torque (when equipped with performance exhaust). 

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And I think it's gonna be a long, long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no, I'm a rocket man
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone

"Rocket Man" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin