The Corvette is an icon of American muscle. The legendary machine has evolved nicely with the times, and recently, Chevy got everyone’s attention by announcing a new mid-engined layout. Chevrolet returns today to unveil the latest evolution of the Corvette, the 2020 Corvette “C8.”
This marks the eighth generation in the Corvette family, offering something new, sleek, powerful and eye-catching, to say the least. Straying from their previous front-engined, rear-wheel-drive iterations, the 2020 Corvette “Stingray” utilizes a mid-engined layout for the first time ever.
This shift in weight makes the car centered around the driver while placing the driver further up in the car, much closer to the front wheels. This is sure to result in drive and handling benefits, thanks to a more balanced weight distribution. The added weight over the rear wheels will help with traction, offering a more engaging and enveloping connection with the driver. Starting at $60,000 USD, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will feature a 6.2-liter V8 engine that cranks out 490 horsepower. A manual transmission will not be offered, as the 2020 Corvette will be outfitted with a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission controlled by paddle shifters.
General Motors is claiming the “C8” to be the fastest Corvette ever, with a zero to 60 mph time of under three seconds when equipped with the Z51 Performance Pack. Take a closer look at the 2020 Corvette Stingray in the images. The “C8” is expected to go into production at General Motors’ Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant this Fall. Stay tuned for more from Chevrolet coming soon.
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