The Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 Will Still Be Called Stingray

Daniel Golson
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From Car and Driver

When the second-generation Corvette C2 debuted in 1963, it wore the name Sting Ray. The C3 continued with the name through 1976 but made it all one word: Stingray. The name was then retired until the now dead C7 generation came out in 2013, bringing back the Stingray nameplate. We now have confirmation that the long-awaited mid-engined Corvette C8 will stick with the Stingray name, thanks to some images published by Chevy itself.

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The first image shows the Stingray script with a stylized version of the ray logo, while the second appears to be an actual photo of the badge. The "Stingray" script is a new font that is slightly sleeker and less angular than before. The badge itself, though, which depicts an actual stingray, is thinner and a lot more angular, with forward-canted fins and a sharper tail.

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In addition to the new Stingray badges, the Corvette script and the classic flag logo have also been redesigned. The script is now made of completely separated letters, whereas on the C7 some of the letters were joined. The flag badge is taller, tighter, pointier, and forms more of a V shape than before. All of the badges have been shown in both chrome and what Chevy calls Carbon, which is basically black. That leads us to believe the C8 will be available with a package that blacks out all the exterior trim.

We'll see the new badges in person later this week, as the C8 makes its debut on July 18. Until then, here's everything else we know about the next-gen Vette.

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