Chevrolet finally took the covers off the all-new 2020 Corvette Stingray last week, and it’s a considerable improvement over the outgoing C7 Corvette in many respects, with more aggressive styling, a brand new interior, and a new more powerful mid-mounted engine. Maybe the most stunning announcement, however, was the price.
Despite the improvements, Chevrolet says the brand new Corvette C8 will start at less than $60,000, which makes it better value than some of yesterday’s supercars. We don’t have to wait long to find out the specific pricing details. Keen members of the Corvette Forum have already been placing refundable deposits to reserve a 2020 Corvette Stingray and have been informed by dealers that full pricing details shall be introduced on August 15. The base model C7 coupe began at $55,900, so the C8 should fall somewhere between that and $60,000.
For lower than $60,000, you’re getting an incredible supercar bargain. As standard, the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s mid-mounted, 6.2-liter V8 LT2 engine produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque – that’s 40 more horsepower and 10 more lb-ft of torque than the C7’s LT1 engine. Power is shipped through an eight-speed dual-clutch, which is the only transmission option. Sorry, guide lovers.
If you’d like even more efficiency, an optional Z51 Package provides summer performance tires, performance suspension, adjustable threaded spring seats, bigger brake rotors with Z51 graphics, enhanced cooling programs, an electronic limited-slip differential with a particular axle ratio, a unique rear spoiler and front splitter, front brake cooling inlets, a performance exhaust system, and an adjustable threaded spring.
This may inevitably increase the starting price, but the Z51 package will enable the Corvette C8 to hit 0-62 mph in below three seconds. Remember, we’re still talking about the entry-level 2020 Corvette –the range-topping C7 ZR1 made the same sprint in around 2.8 seconds. Production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will begin later this year.