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News 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Exhaust Sound Speakers Configured Exactly Like C7

2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Exhaust Sound Speakers Configured Exactly Like C7

The new 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 uses the car’s speakers to improve the sound experience. Thing is, it’s the same setup as in the C7 Corvette. 

The controversy over the new C8 Chevy Corvette exhaust note and using speakers to amplify the engine sound has been put to rest. At the very least, Chevrolet says nothing’s changed.

After reports surfaced earlier this week that the new C8 Corvette used the speakers to amplify the engine sound inside the cabin, Chevrolet responded by saying that nothing has really changed from the C7 Corvette. In a note sent to Motor1, Chevrolet said that C7 owners can expect the same sound experience in the new C8 as in their current car.

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More importantly, Chevrolet says the speakers aren’t used to create artificial engine sounds. According to Chevy, no sound coming out of the C8 Corvette’s speakers will sound like an engine. The speakers are used to supplement the natural engine note of the mid-engine C8 with various frequencies that are lost to regulations or because of the distance between the exhaust tips and the driver.

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Fake exhaust noises coming from the speakers has been a hot topic in recent years. Car&Driver discovered that the new-generation Mustang used fake sound from its speakers and a bunch of other cars now do the same as well including the Volkswagen Golf R. Some automakers are upfront about it while others tend to hide the fact.

In any case, we are pretty sure the C8 Corvette will be a blast not only to drive, but also listen to. Worst case scenario, who cares what the speakers are doing to improve the sound, as long as it sounds good. Right?

2020 Chevy Corvette C8
Chevrolet introduces the 2020 Corvette Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The mid-engine layout provides better weight distribution, better responsiveness and control, as well as the fastest 0-60 time of any entry-level Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet introduces the 2020 Corvette Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The mid-engine layout provides better weight distribution, better responsiveness and control, as well as the fastest 0-60 time of any entry-level Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet)

2020 Chevy Corvette C8
Chevrolet introduces the 2020 Corvette Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The mid-engine layout provides better weight distribution, better responsiveness and control, as well as the fastest 0-60 time of any entry-level Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
General Motors President Mark Reuss drives the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray onto the stage during its unveiling Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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