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The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Will Stick with the “Stingray” Name

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While the Corvette C8 may also utilize the "Zora" nameplate in some capacity, at least one of its models will bear the traditional "Stingray" moniker

2017 Corvette Stingray
The Ray is here to stay
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The upcoming Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a vehicle shrouded in mystery. Still, several rumors have emerged surrounding the model, one of the most common stating that it will bear the “Zora” nameplate.

However, new information from Carscoops shows that the Corvette will likely stick with the Stingray name.

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Carscoops has obtained a series of spy shots of the upcoming Corvette model. One shot in particular shows the “Stingray” name embroidered on a column between the vehicle’s front seats.

Of course, the Corvette pictured could simply be one particular Corvette C8 bearing the Stingray name. It doesn’t necessarily rule out the Zora name for the newest Corvette.

The “Zora” nameplate is derived from Zora Arkus-Duntov, an automotive engineer affectionately referred to as the “father of the Corvette.” Arkus-Duntov is responsible for helping develop classic Corvette models, such as the C2 Sting Ray.

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Arkus-Duntov also envisioned a mid-engine Corvette model while working on the car back in 1957. His vision will soon become a reality, as the Corvette C8 is reported to be a mid-engine model.

Another way Carscoops claims Chevrolet could pay homage to Arkus-Duntov is through a mysterious “Z” button spotted on the vehicle’s steering wheel. On the other hand, the “Z” could stand for one of the many Corvette trim names containing the letter, like the Z06 or ZR1.

With GM having trademarked the “Zora” name, it’s certain to play some part in the upcoming Corvette C8 line. Fortunately for those who admire the “Stingray” nameplate, that moniker won’t be leaving the Corvette family anytime soon.

News Source: Carscoops