Due to the leak of an SAE paper on a web page that conveniently no longer houses the paper, we now know a few things about the new 2015 Corvette Stingray.
Obviously, as the title of the thread states that the Corvette will get an 8-Speed automatic transmission. We know that because, (before the paper was deleted from the page) the summary stated that fact in plain English.
The torque capacity will hit the 1000 newton-meters (738 lb-ft) mark, and an overall ratio spread of 7.0. More ratios, the transmission, dubbed 8L90, means quicker off-the-line acceleration with a shorter first gear ratio enabled by the extra two cogs.
The new transmission could put the C7 automatic over the 30 mpg highway mark! What?!? That is incredible!
The full paper will be available for purchase in April 2014, but I think we have all that we need, thank you.