GM President Mark Reuss Recognizes 2020 Corvette C8 Engineers13
With the mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 debut still ringing in our heads, it’s important to take a second to recognize the folks behind the scenes making this amazing car possible. And that’s exactly what General Motors President, Mark Reuss, did recently with a new photo of the C8 engineering team.
“The BEST engineering team delivering C8,” Reuss wrote in a post on his personal Facebook page. “So proud of our people… it all gets down to people…”
The picture shows Chevrolet’s engineering team surrounded by no less than six examples of the 2020 Corvette C8. It’s believed the photo was shot at GM’s facility near the racetrack in Germany, where Chevy was busy testing the new C8 prior to its debut in Southern California. The shot was uploaded as Reuss’ new cover photo. As of this writing (7/20/2019), the picture has accumulated 12 comments, 102 shares, and 173 reactions.
Indeed, the Chevy engineering team has had plenty on its plate for the last few weeks validating the 2020 Corvette. The team was on-site at the ‘Ring for more than a week, ironing out any issues and polishing the C8 into a world-beating sports car. In addition to testing out the new mid-engine platform, the engineering team was also busy testing the new C8’s Z51 Performance Package, which includes a litany of upgraded equipment to catapult the fresh Vette to even-higher levels of corner-carving, throttle-mashing goodness.
Indeed, the Nürburgring is exactly the right place to do just that. Nestled in the hills near the town of Nürburg, the Nürburgring is nearly 13 miles long, and offers a highly technical assortment of corners, elevation changes, and other challenges that make it one of the most demanding tracks in the world for the driver and the car. Of course, the big question is this: what time did the 2020 Corvette post? We’ll find out soon enough.
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Source: Mark Reuss via Facebook
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I believe the recognition is well deserved. The best of it is that C8 is not just one car, but an entire lineup of vehicles, which will for sure meet many demands and catapult Chevy well into the future. And the best is yet to come, like a Z06 or Grand Sport versions powered by a DOHC TT-V8, whose high revving sound puzzled many of us in one of those YouTube videos showing some mule testing during night time.
When you look at the specs of this car, the racing pedigree and sticket price under 60k, if this is not a recipe for success, IDK what it is. I foresee people of all ages jumping onto the C8 bandwagon. This is genuine supercar a non-necessarily affluent Joe can afford.
GM has a hit
I was wrong. This thing will use established supercars to mop the floor.
And it turns out my child support payments are going toward the purchase of a Tahoe. And my roommate is looking at getting a Bison against my advice.
Wish I was kidding.
It is well deserved as the wrung everything possible on the C6-7 then this same group over delivered on the C8 and we have not even got to the road test yet.
To do what they have done bested most expectations on price, performance and quality of materials based on early reviews.
Oh and while more exotic looking there is no mistaking it for a Corvette.
I can hardly wait to see how the rest of this unfolds.
Cadillac has the same level of talent in their engineering and design. Just not the same level of independence or support. Imagine iif they had had that what they would have for us. Their staff has never got everything they wanted.
Maybe they can “apply” some of their “magic” on that green Buick TourX Wagon in the parking lot? Would be such a sweet vehicle.
GM sold Opel, so don’t hold your breath.
It definitely looks best in the Torch Red color, it makes me want to go right out and buy one!
The problem is there is nothing wrong with the Buick other than it is a type of vehicle that is not in demand with the public.
They can do like the Forester and make it taller to fool people into thinking it is a SUV.
I wish we had just got the version like Opel with the painted trim.
YOU GOT TO SEE THIS GREAT VIDEO AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx43ub8-N60
ALL ABOUT THE 2020 C8 MID ENGINE CORVETTE – HOW & WHY FROM THE DESIGNERS & ENGINEERS
Chevrolet has changed the playing field with the introduction of the C8 Corvette and best yet, the C8 shares practically nothing with the rest of General Motors.
Re the Buick, I drove on the lot, one look at the plastic trim and i thought i was back in the 80s. I drove back off the lot, never got out of my car. I bought a different car.
The vette however has my interest….big time!