The long-awaited mid-engine Corvette is no longer a rumor or a fantasy – the 2020 stingray is a magnificent, muscular masterpiece that is sleek, sexy and powerful, finally realizing its supercar aspirations.
‘An Engineering Moon Shot’
The eighth generation of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette has been radically redesigned. Described as “an engineering moon shot,” a slew of changes make the 2020 Stingray profoundly different than its predecessors.
First, there is the revved-up mid-engine. Chevrolet claims this beauty boasts the “fastest 0-60 time of any entry Corvette ever.” The entry-level model features a 6.2L V8 that that is capable of 495 HP, according to Chevrolet.
But a massive performance boost is only the tip of the iceberg. The sweeping design changes to this automotive legend go well beyond what’s under the hood.
On the inside, the 2020 Stingray is radically modernistic. Chevrolet says its reinvented classic has a “driver-centric cockpit.” For the first time ever, the Corvette features a fully digital instrument cluster.
However, there is one area that may be a disappointment for some drivers, especially those who love to grab the gearshift… In another rethink of the Corvette’s design, the 2020 Stingray will have no manual transmission – it’s not even an option.
Chevrolet says the price tag for the entry-level model will start at under $60,000.