Here Is the Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel

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In this blog post, we are looking at a preproduction Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel and details as well as a pictorial history of Corvette steering wheels.

Chevrolet released official photos of the new Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel ahead of its debut on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

You can watch the C8 Corvette Reveal by Livestream. Check out this page for details

Just as the eighth generation defines the Corvette formula, so does its steering wheel with its leather-wrapped, squared-off shape to enhance visibility and comfort. Also notable is its contrasting stitching and beautifully integrated controls. Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary. Availability to be announced at a later date.
Just as the eighth generation defines the Corvette formula, so does its steering wheel with its leather-wrapped, squared-off shape to enhance visibility and comfort. Also notable is its contrasting stitching and beautifully integrated controls. Preproduction model is shown. Actual production model may vary. Availability to be announced at a later date.

What do you think about its new shape?

The new squared-off shape has both a flat bottom and a flat top, which will visibility and makes it more comfortable to hold on long journeys.

Observe the leather centering strip at the top. Also, notice its beautiful contrasting stitching and beautifully integrated controls.

Mid-Engined Corvette C8's Steering Wheel Logo
Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel Logo

The new Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s logo is prominently displayed on the hub.

The new Mid-Engined Corvette C8 is expected only to have one-choice-dual-clutch automatic transmission (there will be no manual.). The paddle shifters are easily accessible on the new Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel.

There are seventeen buttons on the two spokes and around the hub; No doubt the usual cruise control, voice command, audio volume, and radio presets will be there.

Mid-Engined Corvette C8's Steering Wheel Close-up
Mid-Engined Corvette C8’s Steering Wheel Close-up

Did you notice the silver button on the left embellished with the letter Z?

The letter Z has been used many times in the Corvette world, such as the Z51 performance package and for high-performance Corvette special models such as the Z06 and the ZR1.

We will have to wait until Friday, July 18, 2019, to find out what does it stand for now.

At Vette Vues we love Corvette history, so now let’s take a look at some of the past steering wheels by their Corvette generations that Chevrolet provided:

Starting in 1956, the Gen One wheel took on a purposeful look with bored-out, brushed-metal spokes. This example is shown with aftermarket padding and other instrument panel modifications.
Starting in 1956, the Gen One wheel took on a purposeful look with bored-out, brushed-metal spokes. This example is shown with aftermarket padding and other instrument panel modifications.
The Sting Ray years brought us a simple, but elegant design with a brushed stainless look featuring elongated cutouts instead of round holes. Richer looking teakwood wheels were an available option on 1965 and 1966 models.
The Sting Ray years brought us a simple, but elegant design with a brushed stainless look featuring elongated cutouts instead of round holes. Richer looking teakwood wheels were an available option on 1965 and 1966 models.
The Gen Three wheel was very similar to Gen Two on early models with stainless steel spokes and the same long cutouts in the middle. Later models offered padded wheels to match the interior colors.
The Gen Three wheel was very similar to Gen Two on early models with stainless steel spokes and the same long cutouts in the middle. Later models offered padded wheels to match the interior colors.
In keeping with its colorful pinball-like instrument cluster, Gen Four wheels had an ultra modern look with only two spokes. The new C4 crossed flags logo sat front and center. Later models included air bags.
In keeping with its colorful pinball-like instrument cluster, Gen Four wheels had an ultra-modern look with only two spokes. The new C4 crossed flags logo sat front and center. Later models included airbags.
The black Gen Five wheel was dominated by a large air bag with the word “Corvette” embossed into the air bag surface. It featured a four-spoke design.
The black Gen Five wheel was dominated by a large airbag with the word “Corvette” embossed into the airbag surface. It featured a four-spoke design.
The leather-wrapped Gen Six wheel was a simple three-spoke design with integrated controls and a medallion containing the crossed flags logo at the center.
The leather-wrapped Gen Six wheel was a simple three-spoke design with integrated controls and a medallion containing the crossed flags logo at the center.
Looking more exotic than ever, the Gen Seven wheel features a leather-wrapped, flat-bottom design with brushed bright work surrounding the steering wheel controls. A beautiful crossed flags logo adds the finishing touch.
Looking more exotic than ever, the Gen Seven wheel features a leather-wrapped, flat-bottom design with brushed bright work surrounding the steering wheel controls. A beautiful crossed flags logo adds the finishing touch.

Chevrolet announces the next-generation Corvette will debut 07.18.19. A camouflaged next-generation Corvette travels down 7th Avenue near Times Square Thursday, April 11, 2019, in New York, New York. You can read about that event on this blog post: http://vette-vues.com/chevrolet-corvette-c8-mid-engine-confirmed-2020/

The 2020 C8 Corvette will carry the name Stingray. Here are the Logos and Corvette Crossflags for the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. Badging will be available in both Chrome or Carbon Flash. Check them all out on our blog http://vette-vues.com/c8-stingray-badges-revealed/ 

The 2020 C8 Corvette will carry the name Stingray. Here are the Logos and Corvette Crossflags for the new mid engine C8 Corvette.
The 2020 C8 Corvette will carry the name Stingray. Here are the Logos and Corvette Crossflags for the new mid engine C8 Corvette.

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