Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said there are slim chances of seeing an eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Stingray.

Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said there are slim chances of seeing an eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Stingray.

The main reason why the eight-speed auto won't probably make it to the 2015 model year is because Chevrolet is busy with developing the recently introduced Z06 version of the Corvette C7 which is scheduled to go on sale early 2015. Juechter told Auto Guide "we've got a lot on our plate to get done" not to mention they have "to recalibrate everything" to make the eight-speed 'auto box properly work on the Stingray.

He added there's a lot to be done since they have to tweak the launch control, traction control as well as the performance traction management system. The new eight-speed automatic transmission will allegedly have "four simple planetary gearsets, two brake clutches and three rotating clutches." It will boast a ratio spread of 7.0 which will bring better fuel efficiency, improved performance, along with lower NVH levels.

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will probably get the eight-speed auto for 2016MY