04-07-2014, 06:38 AM #1
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission to be Optional on al 2015 Corvette Models
Toledo-built transmission ready to roll
GM says 8-speed automatic available for 2015 Corvette line
BY TYREL LINKHORN
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER
Beginning with the 2015 model, all Chevrolet Corvettes will be available with General Motors Co.’s new eight-speed automatic transmission that is built in Toledo.
Though long expected, the company hasn’t yet said publicly that it would use the eight-speed across the Corvette line. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, officials said the high-performance 2015 Corvette Z06 would be available with the eight-speed.
The company will officially announce today that the transmission will be optional in the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
“Corvette Stingray’s new eight-speed automatic delivers the comfort and drivability of a true automatic transmission, as well as lightning-fast shifts and the manual control that enhance the performance-driving experience,” Bill Goodrich, assistant chief engineer for eight-speed automatic transmissions, said in a statement.
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