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The current year’s Chevrolet Corvette has been in the news for quite some time. This nameplate became widely famous because of the mid-engine platform. Previous models used to come with a front-engine. The manufacturer has made many modifications to the current years C8, which includes power foldable side-view mirrors for the very first time.
The new mirrors will be available in the 2LT and 3LT trims of the current year’s C8. But the company has added more features to the driver-side mirror. The features include auto-dimming glass and integrated turn signal indicators.
The 1LT trims of the model will have the usual manual foldable mirrors without these foldable driver mirrors. The addition of these mirrors will make the C8s more convenient for commuters in a real-world scenario.
Moreover, the 2020 Chevy Corvette is 76” wide, which is approximately 2.2” more than C7s. Therefore, powered and foldable mirrors will make it a bit smaller and much more convenient for everyday drivers.
Chevy calls it a “Convenience Supercar,” and therefore, the power foldable side-view mirrors are significant. The company kept the same thought become initiating a mid-engine platform in the current year’s C8.
But according to sources, the passenger-side mirror was two-inches lengthier than the driver-side mirror. But this length difference is not noticeable when you directly look at the C8 or even at its pictures. Also, a Chevy spokesperson has confirmed the same and has even informed reviewers about the discrepancy.
As per the spokesperson, the length of the mirror is based on a few international laws and enhance driver convenience. Knowingly the driver mirror is at an acute distance; however, the passenger mirror is farther away. The extended length gives a better view of approaching vehicles or pedestrians.
The present year trims are left-hand drive models in the US. It might come with a right-hand steering wheel option in other countries; however, we are not sure. We also assume that the lengths might vary depending on the steering wheel placements. Also, the mirrors unfold on the push of a button on the door.
Another exciting feature, besides the newly incorporated powered side-view mirrors, is the Front End Lift System. The system lifts the front end of the vehicle approximately two inches above the ground. Therefore, it helps to crossover obstacles without hampering the front scraper by lifting the Stingray from a standstill position.
Additionally, the manufacturer is planning to incorporate front and rear storage with a 12.6 cubic-feet of volume for the cargo. For those who are new to this trim, the C8 is the eighth generation of the model since the 1950s. The present year’s base model comes between MSRP of $59,995 and $78,495. It comes with a V8 6.2-liter engine that produces 490 hp and 495 lb-ft. The company is also providing standard advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, a head-up display in the 2LT and 3LT trims. Stay tuned for more updates on Chevy, and it’s models.