THE SHOP

October '19

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OCTOBER 2019 THE SHOP 45 is greatly improved, so the LT2's dry sump lubrication system had to be redesigned to provide exceptional engine performance even at lateral acceleration levels exceeding 1G in all directions. A lightweight, 3.2mm-thick glass panel on the rear hatch allows owners to show off the engine. The panel features a canti- levered trailing edge to evacuate heat from the LT2 engine compartment. Other notable engine characteristics include: • A brand-new block and vent system. The centerline of the crankshaft sits 1 inch lower to the ground, where it mates to the transaxle for improved handling • Low-profile oil pan that reduces mass • Oil cooler capacity increased by 25 percent • Standard-edge red valve covers PRECISION ENGINE Corvette owners can proudly show off the car's new mid-engine placement, thanks to a lightweight, 3.2mm- thick glass panel on the rear hatch. The mid-engine layout, according to Chevy, gives the 2020 Stingray the fastest 0-60-mph time of any entry Corvette ever—under 3 seconds when equipped with the Z51 Perfor- mance Package.

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