Chief project engineer of the sports car C8 Corvette Stingray officially confirmed that in addition to robotic transmission, the model may not be the transmission.
Chief project engineer of the Corvette C8 Stingray Tag Ohter Motor Authority confirmed what many fans argue sports car – the car will no longer be produced with a manual transmission.
Chevrolet representatives said that the 8-speed robotized transmission with double clutch will be the only powertrain option for the model.
The main reason for the rejection of the “mechanics” became superdense and layout of the new coupe, which is simply no place for all elements of mechanical transmissions and low sales trehpedalnyh versions of the Corvette. In C7 Corvette Z06 only about 15% of buyers chose “mechanics”. Taking into account these factors, from mechanical transmission at all it was decided to refuse, said Uhter.
We will remind, 8-step “robot” for the new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is developed in conjunction with the Tremec especially for this sports car. First gear it is designed to maximize acceleration, steps from the second to the sixth, for optimal performance on the race track, and the seventh and the eighth transmission is for fuel economy.
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