Inside Look at the Dry Sump System in the C8 Corvette
With a car like the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, oiling is definitely a prime concern. As some have found, when doing particular types of performance driving, oil starvation can become an issue. Because oil is gravity fed back down into the pan before being pumped back to the motor, these issues can plague drivers if not resolved. Therefore, engineers have been hard at work, developing a system to make sure that engines get appropriate oiling at all times. Without this, the carnage can really be endless, creating all sorts of issues.
We still are learning a lot about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. The car really shocked the world as one of the most iconic sports cars of all time decided to go mid-engine and compete in the supercar market.
A lot of attention has been aimed at the price of this beast. It comes in below $60,000. Once we get over the shock factor of that, though, attention will shift to how well the car performs. After all, it might be cheap but it needs to really live up to that Corvette heritage. The platform has been known as one to offer great value for the dollar. Just because it switched over to mid-engine doesn’t mean that they can take off from living up to that reputation.
By following along with the video below, we get the full explanation of how the Corvette oiling system works. It seems as a lot has of thought has gone into creating a dry-sump system that will allow the oil to travel to all of the essential areas in the engine at the same time. With a system like this, drivers will definitely be able to extend the life of their engine. It definitely adds peace of mind for those who really plan on pushing their Corvette to its limits.