THE 2020 MID-ENGINE C8 GOES HI-TECH
- August 13, 2019
- Corvette News
- Posted by Mike Vietro
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When GM announced the new C8, their goal was to make a true “supercar” for everyday use. A car that could compete on the world stage. Well, it appears that goal has been accomplished!
In order to do this, Corvette had to shed its relatively low-tech past and add some of the common tech and safety features offered on the advanced cars of today. What’s amazing, is that GM was able to do this and keep the price way below the competition!
These new tech items are included on the 2LT and 3LT (the 1LT gets fewer features):
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Side Blind Zone Alert Mirrors
- Upgraded HD Rear Vision Camera
- Updated Front Curb View Camera
- HD Live Video Rear View Mirror. It can also be used as a normal mirror
- Park Assist displaying distance-to-object
You will notice that some tech items, like Pre-Collision Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control have been left out of the C8. Well, according to Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, that was done on purpose. These items were left off as the Corvette was designed as a driver’s car and thus, should be driven, not drive itself.
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