An Icon Redefined: Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2020 officially released!

Jul 22, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
With a mid-mounted engine, is Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2020 ready to take over the supercar market?

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray has been released as an all-new model for 2020. The C8 Corvette is a first to mount the engine after the cabin. This concept has been teased for so many times in the past and has now been implemented on the all-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray has been released for 2020

* Updated: Refer to our full-scale Chevrolet Corvette 2020 Review for more details on its specs and features. 

2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray: Design

The exterior shows off striking lines running across the side door panels, which are then flanked by these huge side vents which act as intake hols to channel cool rushing air into the engine intake as this is a mid-engined vehicle. The front of the car exudes a huge air of aggression.

The new Chevy car is made to be styled like contemporary supercars such as Ferrari or Tesla but it is undeniably a Corvette C8 through and through. It has a removable roof panel as well and I don’t need to tell you how amazing that makes the Corvette C8 Stingray look.

Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray Front Quarter

The front of the car exudes a huge air of aggression

All in all the design doesn't seem to stray too far away from how its peers looked like. That dome roof and rear window proudly brag about the superiority of the LS engine. I wouldn’t call the Chevy Corvette Stingray unattractive but it feels like I’ve seen this before.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Removeable Roof

It has a removable roof-top for legit sports car cred

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A lot of design ideas from the concept prototype models don’t often move to the final production, but if you look inside, you won't be blamed to think that the marketing team at Chevrolet loved the concept styling a bit too much.

It has a cockpit inspired interior with more than average driver-centric control panels, seriously.

The cabin is divided into 2 sections by a center console that is raised up higher to work as a divider. The button is laid out horizontally streaming down this center console giving off ad different and unique vibe.

Materials are top-notch though, with a square leather-wrapped steering wheel it gives you an unimpeded view of the gauge cluster.

2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray interior

The console button is laid out horizontally streaming down this center

Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray 2020: Engine and Performance

The all-new mid-mounted engine sports a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter LT2 V8 rated at 495hp and 637Nm of torque. If you think that the power of the all-new Corvette C8 Stingray pales in comparison to its rivals, keep in mind that this is just the base model being introduced.

Knowing Chevrolet, they should be releasing different variants and models for Corvette.

In fact, with this configuration mated to the Z51 performance package you should still see zero to 100kmh pass by in less than 3 seconds. Those figures will put it on par with the Ford GT, Acura NSX and other Supercars in the market.

Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray engine

The all-new mid-mounted engine sports a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter LT2 V8

The only transmission available across the board is the dual-clutch transmission system.

This system is different in such a way than traditional Automatic transmission systems as mechanically speaking it works similarly to a manual transmission without the need for a third brake pedal. It essentially marries the best of both worlds.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Rear

Zero to 100kmh pass by in less than 3 seconds

Practicality is also great, great for a supercar but there is ample space up in the back for a golf-bag and even fits the removable rooftop of the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Since the engine is mounted to the middle of the car.

There also is a sizeable “Frunk” or Front trunk up front more of your gags. Listed price in the US starts at USD 60,000 (P3,000,000) for the base model and moves up if you request add more options.

We’re yet to know if Chevrolet Philippines would usher in the car to our shores. Keep updated our Chevrolet price Philippines to get the latest news. 

Source: Roy Robles