Under the hood of the 2023 C8 Corvette Stingray lies the formidable LT2 engine, a 6.2-liter V-8 powerhouse. While sharing similarities with its predecessor, the C7’s LT1 V-8, the LT2 boasts an impressive increase in output. Opting for the Z51 Performance Package in the United States will give you a sports car that delivers a remarkable 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, coupled exclusively with the Tremec TR9080 dual-clutch transmission.
However, European enthusiasts receive a slightly altered version of the Corvette due to some EU restrictions. A new C8 Corvette Stingray sold in European markets generates 468 hp and 452 lb-ft of torque. Though not a significant power loss, the change in exhaust note is noticeable.
The folks over at AutoTopNL finally got their hands on a C8 Corvette Stingray and didn’t waste time giving us a closer and detailed analysis on one of the one of the hottest sports cars on the market right now.