Originally Posted by mhousto
Skinny tires, must be the Stingray. Hopefully the ZR1 will have big Merican size rears.
First, yes it is VERY likely IMO that these were Stingrays. The C8 is such a radical change with so much new technology, it is essential that the productionline-produced cars get wrung out on the streets thoroughly and rack up plenty of miles of every possible scenario.
Second, "skinny tires" ??? !!!?? Ok, I guess that is a subjective adjective. That said, all Rear mids run fat tires out back and less-fat tires in front. The Stingray's tire sizes were revealed via spy pics long ago:
245/35ZR19 in the front – equivalent in size to the fronts of the C7 Stingray
305/30ZR20 in the rear- notably wider than the rears on the C7 Stingray
Be careful NOT to make any judgements about the tire size comparisons to the FRONT engine C7. The traction requirements are completely different. That said the C8 Stingray rear tires are not as wide as those on the C7 Grand Sport, Z06 or ZR1. Because the C8 will have MUCH better rear tire hookup, it's possible that even in the higher performance models, tires larger than respective C7 models might not be needed or desired for optimal handling.