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.
Source: Corvette Blogger