The 2020 Corvette C8 Will Feature Fancy High-Tech LED Headlamps11
building at record levels for the debut of the 2020 Corvette C8 on July 18th, and while we’re still waiting for the big reveal for all the official specs, these latest prototype shots reveal something we haven’t seen before: the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette’s production headlamps enabled.
Previously, shots of the 2020 Corvette C8 revealed either placeholder headlamps, or production lights that were hidden under extensive camouflage and not turned on. Hence, this is our best look yet at the new model’s eyeballs.
The 2020 Corvette headlights have a very technical appearance, with an all-LED cluster and a slick blue tint, lending the front fascia an almost exotic flavor that does well to complement the model’s exterior styling and proportions. Alongside the C8’s wide, low stance and sharp angles, the LED headlamps seem like a perfect fit. Unfortunately, the housings are still a little obscured by camouflage in these pictures, but their internal structure is more obvious with the lighting elements activated.
The all-LED headlamp cluster in the 2020 Corvette C8 is a significant upgrade over the outgoing C7 Corvette’s headlamps. The C7 comes equipped with standard High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with Xenon lighting elements and LED parking lights, plus LED turn signals. Whereas Xenon lights operate similarly to traditional halogen lights, replacing the halogen filament with xenon gas to produce light, LEDs utilize a light-emitting diode. As a result, LED lights tend to offer improved lighting, a longer operating life, and less energy consumption.
As a reminder, the 2020 Corvette C8 will introduce a mid-mounted engine, as opposed to the front-mounted engine of the previous seven generations of the Corvette. We’re still waiting on Chevrolet for confirmation, but it’s believed the 2020 Corvette C8 will come with a number of engine configuration options, including a new version of the GM Small Block V8. Other possibilities include a new high-output DOHC V8 and a hybridized powertrain.
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I bet they will manage to still stick a halogen light bulbs somewhere haha. How about laser lights?
LED is good enough. Would you pay 5k for laser headlights that only turn on when you are using your high beams?
Led headlights need to be banned..while in construction zones driving next to a barrier wall with approaching a vehicle with led your blinded and while traveling sb on i75 an on coming truck with LED lights blinded me when I could see there was a herd of deer crossing..resulting in one death
Proof? Deaths on roads are publicized.
Dude, if a car came with them stock, they should be fine. They might need to be adjusted.
If someone put LED retrofit bulbs in a housing that is for incandescent bulbs, then it IS illegal/banned. Those are the ones that are bad.
I don’t have a problem with LED headlights but what I do have a problem with is SUVs or trucks with the lift kits on them that have led headlights or HIDs because in my Camaro that puts them right in my line of sight and they do leave you momentarily blinded to the point where you could have an accident. I know with the popularity of SUVs and trucks these days it’ll never happen but it should be illegal to have high-intensity headlights or bright LEDs in someone’s face on public highways. It’s beyond wrong because it’s dangerous
A big problem is people put lift kits on their trucks and don’t adjust their headlights.
When driving a lower car, like your Camaro or my C6, you are blinded.
I need to update the post.. after the truck past me there was at least 9 deer crossing the expressway.. I liked for a hole some continued on while others turned back but one made a really bad choice which resulted in it’s death.. I’ve driven trucks with the so called driving lights.. honestly they don’t improve vision enough and are worthless.. these aftermarket light bars and headlights these people add to the trucks. I have a 68 mph truck and they want to ride right behind you .it so bad I have to turn my mirrors out.. people should be considerate and treat any aux lighting as brights and turn them off when passing oncomming traffic.. but that opens a whole new topic doesn’t it
I drive a lifted suv with led headlights but when i approach a sedan/sports car or even on coming traffic i always turn off my low beam and turn on my fog lights so it would be on the level of their bumpers
I commend you Mohammed for doing that but you are one of few who extends that courtesy to other drivers but I am glad you do. If I see lifted trucks with HIDs or LEDs on them on a straight away from a distance on a two-lane road coming towards me at night I do my best to come to a crawl by the time they pass me because it’s the only way I can ensure that I will remain in my Lane 2 seconds after that but then I worry about somebody rear-ending me when I do it. But the worst is going around a curve or coming over a hill and not having any way to slow down when they pass me those are the ones that scare me because 55 miles an hour and your eyes have adjusted to the darkness of your interior and the dash lights and without warning you get hit in the face by two of the brightest Spotlights you’ve ever seen in your life for just one or two seconds but it also takes your eyes a second or two after that to regain Focus and when you’ve got vision loss for 2 to 4 seconds in a car going 55 miles an hour you’ll travel a good distance and could possibly do a lot of damage before you know it because you can’t see it. Again I thank you for extending that courtesy to your fellow drivers it’s very nice of you to do. Safe travels Mohammed and take care. George.