Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Will Keep the Stingray Name

The 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 will be officially unveiled on Thursday, but if you’ve been following along then you’ve already seen a leaked photo of the rear end, the car’s new crossed-flags logo, and an official image of the steering wheel. Now comes confirmation that when the cover is pulled off the car in Orange County, California, it’ll be called Stingray.

“The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a Stingray July 18, 2019. Did you know the second-generation Corvette debuted as a Sting Ray in 1963?” Chevrolet touts on its media site. “This nameplate ran until 1976”—now as one word on the C3, we’ll note—”and was then revived for 2014 to introduce the seventh-generation Corvette. Chevrolet is proud to announce the Stingray name will live on.”

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The new logo can be seen above, and a black Stingray badge and a few treatments of the Corvette name that will be used for the C8 can be found in the gallery below. Full details on the mid-engine Corvette are still forthcoming, but based on what we’ve seen so far, this new Stingray should easily be worthy of the name. Be sure to check back at 5:15 p.m. Pacific and 8:15 p.m. Eastern on Thursday to finally see the long-anticipated, all-new C8 mid-engine Corvette.

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