Corvette goes midengine for first time to raise performance

WARREN, Mich. — The new Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t look much like earlier versions of the classic American sports car.With the engine in the middle instead of the front for the first time, it more resembles a Lamborghini, Lotus or McLaren race car. Engineers say they had to move the engine because they had reached the performance limits of a front-engine car.The 2020 version was to be unveiled Thursday night at a World War II dirigible hangar in Orange County, California.Engineers say it will perform far better than the current front-engine model and will be quieter on the road.Although it looks more like a racer, they kept some of the old Corvette’s looks such as the tapered fastback rear and pointed shark-nose hood.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more

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The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1.#ISOLATION ROOMS: Children with autism, some as young as eight-years-old, are being locked in rooms for hours without supervision, TheJournal.ie has revealed. The rooms are intended to be used as a last resort, but some children are being locked in a room that is 1.8 by 2.5 metres repeatedly for hours.2.#CASTLEKNOCK: A man has appeared in court charged with the killing of 39-year-old Tom O’Gorman. 34-year-old Saverio Bellante appeared in Blanchardstown District Court charged with the killing and was remanded in custody for a week.3.#DONEGAL: The county council in Donegal is close to collapse today, as councillors have failed to agree a budget for the coming year. Fianna Fáil councillor Liam Blaney told TheJournal.ie that Irish Water was among the reasons he was voting against the budget. 4.#BANK DOCUMENTS: The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said he is “appalled” that the Department of Finance has lost documents related to the bank guarantee. Reacting to TheJournal.ie story from last Friday, John McGuinness said that the letters ‘need to be found’. 5.#SENTENCED: Four dissident Republicans have been sentenced to jail terms of between seven and 12 years. The four men were found with guns and ammunition in a Ford Fiesta car in Omagh in 2010. Police believe the seizure “undoubtedly saved lives”.last_img read more

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