The brand new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is finally here! For the C8 generation the car has a major shift to becoming a mid-engined supercar. Join me at the world premier to see the new Corvette revealed in person and up close for the first time!
After 7 generations over 66 years and 1.7 million cars produced with an engine in front, the the C8, the new Corvette has gone mid engined. Heavy focus has still been placed on keeping the car usable, practical and daily driveable while upping the sports characteristics and dynamic capability.
In the back is a 6.2l naturally aspirated V8 making 502hp (495bhp) and 637nm (470ft-lb) that means the new Stingray can gallop to 60mph in under 3 seconds! The engine is mated to a new 8 speed dual clutch gearbox from Tremec but to purists dismay no manual option is available from new. A new Z mode is added to allow even more customisation of driving settings and modes too.
On the inside is a very driver focused setup up, with a 12″ digital dashboard and an infotainment system free from clutter. However there’s a central console spine housing many of the controls which might not be particularly intuitive and also impeding the passenger space – this car is clearly for the driver! In terms of luggage space, there are trunks front and rear, the latter being large enough to house two sets of golf clubs behind the engine itself.
Join me now in California to see the car presented to the world for the very first time!
Thanks for watching, Tim