Corvette

The redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Corvette’s new engine is reportedly so powerful that it’s compromising the vehicle’s structural integrity in testing, causing General Motors to delay the car’s reveal, according to an industry report. Sports car fans have been anxiously awaiting the debut of the eighth generation of the Corvette, which got its last total overhaul with the 2014 Corvette Stingray. But the 2019 Detroit auto show, which would have provided a major global stage for the vehicle’s unveiling, came and went in January with no reveal. What gives? Well, it sounds like GM engineers are scrambling to get the vehicle ready for prime time, in part because they made it so powerful that the vehicle is bumping up against physical limitations. Classic-car insurer Hagerty reports that a Corvette prototype with a twin-turbocharged, 8-cylinder engine is generating 900 to 1,000 horsepower and is causing a “structural distortion of the aluminum spaceframe”…

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