Eight-Speed Automatic Corvette Could Arrive in 2016

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Back in December, a technical paper GM submitted with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) revealed that the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette is getting ready to receive an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new gearbox will hit the streets in the brutal 2015 Corvette Z06, as revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The regular Corvette Stingray will receive it as well, but chief engineer Tadge Juechter suggests it’s unlikely to happen before the 2016 model year.

“As far as the Stingray coupe and convertible, we haven’t announced any changes. Everybody is speculating that we’re going to put the eight-speed in that. The question would be, ‘do you do it in 15 or 16’. We’ve got a lot on our plate to get done,” Juechter told AutoGuide.

For the time being, the 2014 Corvette Stingray can be had with either a seven-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

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