A new Corvette convertible, C8.R race car to be released this fall

A close-up of the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1

What is the 2020 Corvette convertible’s release date?

It’s already been an exciting year for Chevrolet thanks to the debut of the all-new Corvette. But Chevy isn’t stopping there. The automaker already has two new sportscars in the works, including the Corvette convertible and the C8.5 race car. Best of all, both models are set for a fall 2019 release date.

2020 Chevy Corvette C8.R engine specsA close-up of the Corvette badging on the ZR1

While no official specs have yet been announced for the Corvette convertible, we do know that the new model will have the same 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Similarly, Chevy has kept details of the new C8.R race car under wraps. That said, the new C8.R is most likely to have a variation of the LT5.5 V-8 engine from the ZR1. This is the same setup that powered the C7.R.

Currently, the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with an output of up to 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s this setup that gives the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 a top track speed of 212 mph and a 2.85-second zero-60 mph time.

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Will the new C8.R draw inspiration from the C7.R? That is to be determined. The Chevy Corvette C7.R ended sports car racing in 2019 to make way for the all-new C8.R. The C7.R was first introduced in 2014 and won many races, including the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 and the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In fact, the new C8.R will replace the C7.R at the 2020 24 Hours of Daytona event in January 2020.

Are you interested in learning more about the new Chevy Corvette convertible or the C8.5? Check back regularly for the latest details available from Chevy right here. From all of us at Carl Black Kennesaw, thank you for reading!

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