The 2020 Corvette C8 Has Mismatched Sideview Mirrors3
Now that the 2020 Corvette C8 is officially out in the world, we’re combing through all of its details with a fine-tooth comb, from the wheel designs, to the removable roof panels, to what it takes to make it free-rev. And now, we’re getting some new info on the sideview mirrors, which are apparently different sizes.
As outlined by our friends at Corvette Blogger, the 2020 Corvette features a passenger side mirror that’s longer than the driver’s side mirror.
Why the mismatch? The reason comes down to the driver’s seating position. In order to see around the C8’s enormously-flared rear fenders from the hunkered-down driver’s seat, the 2020 Corvette has a longer mirror stalk on the passenger side. When viewed from the rear, the C8’s longer passenger side stalk becomes more apparent.
The passenger-side sideview mirror stalk is two whole inches longer than the driver’s side. Yup, you read that right: two inches longer.
While not a major revelation, it’s still an interesting detail worth knowing. Indeed, the 2020 Corvette has some truly gargantuan rear fenders that, when paired with the low seating position, can make it difficult to see around the new mid-engine sports car. Throw in the fact that the 6.2L LT2 V8 engine is mounted directly behind the cabin, and rearward visibility can be less than ideal at times.
Luckily, the 2020 Corvette also comes with a raft of modern active safety features, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and HD Rear Vision Camera, and the Rear Camera Mirror.
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Source: Corvette Blogger
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I thought I was crazy thinking the mirrors were different while watching all the You Tube videos haha
The C8 will be amazing. Best overall effort from GM in a very long time. The C8 is a zero compromise zero excuse execution from them. This level of attention to detail is what I have always wanted from GM. Hopefully this will trickle to all other Programs going forward.
Honda had a great idea and put a camera on the passenger side mirror so when you put your right turn signal on it will show up on the screen. It’s a smart feature to have.
I would be scared [email protected] to drive the C8 Corvette. Either I am going to bash into a pedestrian or a bicyclist with the extremely wide rear fenders or the huge rear view mirrors. The C8 is 76.1 inches in width and the 2″ longer ‘stalk’ that holds the passenger side mirror is a prescription for an accident. What about parking the C8 Corvette? This is now 182.3″ in length and just for reference the four seater Camaro is only 6.0″ longer((188.3″)