2020 Corvette Stingray: First Ride On This Fantastic Car
One of the most significant cars of the year is the 2020 Corvette Stingray. Keeps all the main features of the previous Corvette’s: bargain price, aluminum frame, SMC body panels, and a big performance from a burly V-8.
But for the first time, it can be seen, that the engine is moved to the middle and ditches the manual transmission, all in order to close the gap between it and other European supercars. All this is a very important moment for Chevrolet.
The New 2020 Corvette, genuinely rides like a full-size luxury car. All of the cars that have sporting intentions are not even close to the suppleness of the Corvette.
Because of the great ride quality, this Corvette is very different from the previous ones Vettes because its controls are delicate. The shift paddles don’t require much effort from your fingers, the electrically assisted steering is light and the left pedal is very easy to use and not cause much effort on the leg.
One of the good things is that the Corvette’s first-ever 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, moves the car smoothly and shifts are executed with less of a delay than with the old 8-speed automatic.
Less a good thing is that there is a doubt that the Tremec dual-clutch will respond to shift commands as quickly as the DCTs from Lamborghini, Porsche, and McLaren.
The 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 engine makes 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s a very slight increase in a turbocharged world but the Small Block remains elegantly engineered in terms of engines when made great noises and responded instantly.
The additional horsepower is fully connected with the increased weight on this model from 203 pounds, compared to the previous model. With a curb weight of 3647 pounds, the ratio of power and weight to the new car is only about one percent better in relation to outgoing cars.
Acceleration on this new 2020 Corvette from 0-to-60-mph is an amazing 2.8-second, transcending the performance on the current model from 3.9-second. This incredible time is the result of ultrashort gear ratios that Chevrolet chose for the new model. At full tilt, the shift from first to second occurs at just over 30 mph, and the second the maximum at 55 mph.
The eighth-generation Corvette is driving on a half-inch longer 107.2-inch wheelbase and measures 182.5 inches in overall length which is an increase of 2.7 inches compared to the previous model. The height of this car is 48.6 inches and it is the same as the height of the car it replaces.
Inside the cab, offered 42.8 inches of legroom, 52.0 inches of hip room, 37.9 inches of headroom, 54.4 inches of shoulder room, and all dimensions within a half-inch to an inch of the previous model. In the back of the car, there is a cargo area with space from 12.6 cubic feet and it can accommodate two standard golf bags.
The all-new 2020 Corvette rides on the 20-inch rear and 19-inch front wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. But, Z51comes with more powerful tires-Pilot Sport 4S. The disc brakes are with 4-piston calipers, rear, front and they are from Brembo.
The new aluminum chassis features have the possibility of raising the nose 2 inches for speed bumps and the use of coil-over shocks. When the nose is raised, the system itself asks the driver whether to save the location in the navigation, so that when the car goes through that location next time, the nose will automatically lift. Тhis function exists as an option that costs $1,495 and can store up to 1,000 locations.
In model Z51 performance suspension is returning as an option. This packet includes specific suspension tuning, a slotted rear spoiler, a front aerodynamic splitter, and its price is $5,000. This package also includes the Performance Exhaust System and its price is $1,195 as a stand-alone option.
This package also includes the Performance Exhaust System and its price is $1,195 as a stand-alone option. This exhaust system increases engine power to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. also, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 will be available for an additional $1,500.
GM has kept its promise that the starting price of this car will be less than $ 60,000 with the base LT1 2020 Corvette Stingray coming in at $59,995 with included $1,095 for delivery. This price is $ 4,000 higher than the current model’s starting price of $ 55,900. Chevrolet also accepts online reservations for the new model.
The new 2020 Corvette will offer three trims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The 2LT model has an MSRP of $67,295 and includes features like navigation, premium audio, a head-up display, performance data recorder, and color. 3LT will sell for $ 71,945. All prices are included at $1,095 for delivery.