2020 Corvette C8 Is America’s Mid-Engine Sports Car For The Masses

After a flurry of last minute leaks, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2020 Corvette Stingray.

One of this year’s most highly anticipated models, the 2020 C8 is a revelation as it’s the first Corvette to adopt a mid-engine design. This decision has been decades in the making and it’s the final realization of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s dream.

Looking pretty much as expected, the 2020 Corvette has an aggressive front fascia with a triangular insert that is flanked by large air intakes. A small spoiler resides below, while there’s a stylish hood and slender headlights above.

The sporty styling continues further back as the car has a rakish windscreen, aerodynamic side skirts and sculpted bodywork that channels air into two massive side scoops. Other notable features include a compact greenhouse, muscular rear fenders and a double bubble roof.

Continuing to the rear, there’s a ventilated engine cover with a glass window that provides a glimpse of the new V8 engine. Above the window is a camera which sends video into the cabin.

Out back, there’s a ventilated rear bumper and stylish taillights that feature angular accents. Other highlights include a compact spoiler, a minimalist diffuser and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Despite all the changes, engineers were able to keep the Corvette’s removable roof. It’s joined by a new front trunk, or frunk, which is large enough to hold an “airline-spec carry-on and a laptop bag.”

Since the Corvette sits so low to the ground, the model has been equipped with a front suspension lift system.  It increases the front ride height by 1.6 inches (40mm) in 2.8 seconds at speeds up to 24 mph (39 km/h).  Interestingly, the system can be automatically activated by the vehicle’s GPS coordinates.

A Bold New Interior

We exclusively revealed the Corvette’s interior back in January and the production model remains faithful to the prototypes.  Drivers sit behind a two spoke steering wheel with a squared off design that provides an unrestricted view of the 12-inch digital instrument cluster.  The steering wheel also sports a special Z button that allows owners to customize performance settings.

To the right of the steering wheel – or left in the new right-hand drive variant – is an improved infotainment system which is faster and easier to use.  Chevrolet didn’t say how big the screen is, but it features a higher resolution display.

Other highlights include carbon fiber or aluminum trim, voice recognition technology and a wireless smartphone charger.  Speaking of phones, the Corvette uses near field communications (NFC) technology for easy pairing.

A ten-speaker Bose audio system is standard, but buyers can upgrade a 14-speaker system with stainless steel grilles. Other notable options include a new heated steering wheel, a driver and passenger seat memory system and an improved Performance Data Recorder.

The interior will be highly customizable as Chevrolet will offer three seat options and six interior color themes including Jet Black, Sky Cool Gray, Adrenaline Red, Natural / Natural Dipped, Two-Tone Blue and Morello Red.  There will also be six seat belt colors including Black, Blue, Natural, Torch Red, Yellow and Orange.

The standard model comes with GT1 seats that have Mulan leather and promise to offer a balance between support and comfort.  The GT2 seats have a “racing-inspired look” as they feature Napa and Mulan leather as well as carbon fiber inserts.  The seats also have heating and ventilation as well as a black-painted back.  Lastly, the Competition Sport seats have Napa leather, aggressive bolsters and a “durable performance textile inspired by Kevlar vests.”  Like the GT2 seats, they also feature heating and ventilation as well as carbon fiber trim.

A New Engine, In A New Location

Power comes from a new, mid-mounted 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that produces 490 hp (365 kW / 497 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque.  However, the optional Z51 Performance Package boasts the output to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm).

Unfortunately, the 2020 Corvette will no longer will be offered with a manual transmission.  Instead, an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard and it sends power to the rear wheels.

Chevrolet was coy on performance specs, but confirmed the Corvette Z51 will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than three seconds.  That’s truly impressive as the 2019 Corvette ZR1 – which had 755 hp (563 kW / 765 PS) and 715 lb-ft (969 Nm) of torque – took 2.85 seconds to accomplish the same task.

Embraces Carbon Fiber And Aluminum

While the Corvette eschews a carbon fiber monocoque, that doesn’t mean it’s a portly American.  Far from it actually as the model tips the scales at 3,366 lbs (1,530 kg).

In an effort to reduce weight, engineers used aluminum components and a new “carbon fiber curved rear bumper beam.” Furthermore, several components – including the dashboard and front / rear trunk tubs – were molded from an ultra-lightweight material which is derived from fiberglass and a proprietary resin.  Chevrolet says the material is so light that it can actually float on water.

Besides the weight saving measures, the model promises to be more dynamic than ever thanks to an improved suspension and an updated steering system with a ratio of 15.7:1.  The model also comes equipped with 19- and 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport ALS tires.  They are backed up by a Brembo braking system with discs that measure 12.6 inches (321 mm) up front and 13.6 inches (339 mm) out back.

Of course, drivers looking to get the most out of the car will want to order the Z51 Performance Package.  It includes a sportier suspension, an upgraded cooling system and a high-performance exhaust.  There’s also a new axle ratio and gripper Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Last but not least, the package adds Z51-branded brake calipers which grab onto larger discs that measure 13.3 inches (345 mm) front and 13.8 inches (350 mm) rear.

It’ll Cost Less Than $60,000

The 2020 Corvette Stingray will go into production late this year at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky.  Chevrolet will release additional information closer to launch, but the automaker confirmed pricing will start at less than $60,000.

That’s an unbelievable price for a mid-engine sports car and it’s remarkable considering the 2019 Corvette C7 started at $55,900.  It also means the Corvette will undercut America’s other mid-engine sports car – the Ford GT – by nearly $400,000.

 

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  • Jweisberg

    Could be better. Looks too gimmicky

    • Jh

      At least, it couldn’t have been worst… for a vette

  • ErnieB

    Don’t care what the haters say.. this car looks stunning!

    • Six Thousand Times

      I might not go with you all the way to stunning but I will at least go as far as pritty pritty good.

      • ErnieB

        It was stunning for about a 1min … now it’s a really nice mid engine exotic looking sports car for just under $60k. Which makes it pretty brilliant consider what else you get in that price range.

        • Jh

          Give it another 5 and a closer look and you will enter the ‘damn fugly’-territory…

        • Six Thousand Times

          Oh, no question at that price. It’s amazing

    • Ermal Morina

      definitely not stunning, but also very sure it ain’t ugly either. A nice American looking supercar, good for me

    • Jh

      https://media2.giphy.com/media/52FlVlc9nxOgKbbZhP/giphy.gif

      And i’m a beutiful dolphin … don’t care what ‘haters’ say 😉

  • Bo Hanan

    I like it and the rear end will grow on me.
    I DID NOT, however, like the perky chick commentator at the start, or the astronauts.
    Just tell me how heavy, how much power, and what does it cost. Thanks!

    • Mr. EP9

      495hp and 470 lb-ft of torque if you have the optional performance exhaust system. Cost has yet to be announced.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      Racist much? She made the rest of this borefest bearable.

      • SMSO

        Racist? there is not an single racist thing in that comment. Maybe you should work on your reading comprehension.

        • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

          That guy is a complete soyboy moron. You can’t take him that serious

      • Bo Hanan

        LOL. I’m black and she was annoying. I also find it unfortunate when a person thinks I need to like something because it makes “that person feel good.”

      • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        You’re an utter moron. This is why i don’t like making you cry so easily our last comment.

        • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

          Oh you’re so upset with me cos you got owned you’re following me to dif comments now haha. What a sad little B I T C H

          • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

            Now now, Abigail, listen to me and have some respect for your superiors. I will shut you down in an instant, woman.

        • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

          By the way, learn how to construct a grammatically correct sentence you dumb c u n t.

          • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

            Abigail, how about you brush your teeth and tongue before you start insulting me with your childish comebacks. Thanks

    • Six Thousand Times

      Only a pinhead doesn’t like astronauts. Sorry, man but that’s just the truth.

      • donald seymour

        Those astronauts were boring.

        • Six Thousand Times

          50th anniversary of the moon landing. For men of a certain age, astronauts are genuine superheroes. Just the fact that such extraordinary men (and also women) exist…

          • donald seymour

            Agreed, but they were still boring.

      • Bo Hanan

        You seem to follow popular opinion- blindly. Or somehow (in an insecure way) expect everyone to feel how you feel…. Are you seeing a doctor about this?

        • Six Thousand Times

          Got hurt kinda easily there, eh?

  • Mr. EP9

    Saw more pics of the interior on MotorTrend, that tablet doesn’t look as bad as I originally thought.

  • LJ

    It looks like a Ferrari designed by someone who’s never seen one.

    • Jh

      :)))))) best comment!!!

  • GobbleUp

    Poorly designed rear end. Squished up Camaro-esque is very bad.
    Exterior overall seems plasticky like all GM products.
    Given how poorly designed the F8 and SPF90 and 812Superfast are, overall this Vette is roughly in line with them.
    Still wouldn’t buy it though. Just too much cheapness.

    • Zandit75

      “How poorly designed the F8 and SF90 are??”
      I’m no Ferrari fan, but that comment is so far off base it’s not funny!!

      • Carlos Gamarra

        yeah i didn’t chuckle reading that

    • Jh

      The overall automotive design language hit a downward spiral, sadly. I found the f12 much better than the 812 and also think the sf90 stradale looks like it was designed by hotwheels. But it actually started with the 458, with the speciale being the exception.
      There are only few exceptionel and beautiful sportcars out there that stay true to their category and they are well above average-joe’s reach. Modern sportcars are damn quick luxury-show-off-machines you won’t daily drive anyways. So make them special again and let the driver accustome to the car not the other way around..

  • ErnieB

    Did I hear less than $60k!!

    • Ray

      Yes. Yes you did.

    • PK

      Yes. Yes you did!

  • Zandit75

    They should have had a standard name plate where the number plate is shown. Certainly not a plate painted the same colour as the rest of the car!
    Love the two tone interior, and the targa roof.

  • PK

    I have to appreciate American cars more often. It’s not everyday you hear they make a mid-engine supercar with a price of $60k! That’s a bargain!!!!

    • ErnieB

      That was shocking to hear!!

    • Ermal Morina

      I know right, that’s an amazing price for what you get. I def would get this over the new Supra, every single day of the week

    • Dennis Scipio

      Hell, I sitll couldn’t afford that even if under 60K.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    The C7 Stingray, in my opinion, looks the part better than this. I dunno about this one. It is not ugly, but it is not me. Everyone doesn’t want a mid engine Vette. I have said this since day one, the all-new Corvette should have been named Chevelle.

    • Mr. EP9

      What? Nah, the Chevelle is a muscle car not a mid engined sports car.

      • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

        So is the Corvette, the ZR1 is a muscle car.

        • Mr. EP9

          The Corvette may have been a muscle car at one point, but they’ve long since passed that.

          • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

            No, the Corvette is still a muscle car. Believe it or not. Many Websites name or call the Vette a muscle car. Auto-trader, Edmund’s, among others.

          • Matt

            Corvette has tried being a ‘sports car’ for some time… Camaro has been GM’s true ‘muscle car’.

          • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

            Quite the contrary; the Camaro ZL1 doesn’t have Corvette ZR1 power. The ‘Maro is just more affordable with a bit over 400 horsepower, which is TT V-6 territory nowadays.

      • Cobrajet

        Chevelle is a Sedan. Muscle car can be any performance car with a V8.

  • eb110americana

    The headlights and taillights are kind of a mess and very inelegant, plus the rear license plate pocket is scrunched too close to everything else. That said, overall the C8 looks really good from most angles, especially side view. I really like the contrasting side scoop trim blades, and the side sculpting overall is well done. The proportions definitely look more dynamic than the spy shots which appeared to have a huge rear end. The performance figures, as always, are mighty impressive, especially given the price.

    • ErnieB

      The under $60k makes you completely forget the rear. And To think the sorry Supra is slightly less.

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      When you thinking about the specifications for the entry-level Corvette, that is twin-turbo V-6 numbers from the Germans and Italians and the Americans.

      • ErnieB

        But it sounds better!

        • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

          I Digress! At least until I hear the engine sound in person.

  • Christian Cortes-Rojo

    Nice! Give mine in black

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      Ask GM Financial or Ally.

  • DMax

    Bravo GM! I love it, Camaro taillights be damned. Can’t wait for reviews. And under 60k!? That has to be for a bare bones car, with Z51 package I think it will be around 80k probably. I better start saving up. This car will be breaking a lot of necks all over the place very soon.
    Can’t imagine what they do with Z06. 720S slayer for 150k?

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      Buy an Escalade instead with that money and be happy.

      • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        You mean the rental SUV that everyone can rent so easily

  • Ruel Lewis

    First off, the renderings were extremely accurate which I was fearing, so i’m a little disappointed. There’s a lot of things I would change, but I liked everything they said so far about the performance and the price which I expected to be around 80K.

    • donald seymour

      Agreed.

  • enthusia

    It’s just as ugly as the countless renderings predicted, but my god, I was not prepared for that 3/4 view. I’m legit going to have nightmares. That is the ugliest car I have ever seen and I wish I was exaggerating.

  • Thunderbolt

    Corvette is priced under 60k, Man, I feel sorry for those people who ordered their Supra

    • getoffme

      Not everybody would want a bare to the bones mid-engine super car.

    • Dark Rebel

      They should have just waited and ordered the next M4 for how much the supra costs or even a camaro zl1!

  • Exotics

    Nothing special in any way. Meh

    • performante

      Dude stfu lol

    • Mr. EP9

      That’s what you say when you see a Tesla. Get lost fanboy.

  • CJKnox

    I was going to complain when I read “the 2020 Corvette will no longer will be offered with a manual transmission” but then I read “pricing will start at less than $60,000” and was blown away.

  • Exotics

    Wow that interior is atrocious

    • john1168

      Why?

  • Mike Gonzalez

    I’d rather get a Supra

    • Mr. EP9

      I’d rather get a M240i. It’s essentially the same car but for less money and it comes with a manual. Imagine that.

    • brn

      If that’s what you want, go for it! I’m sure it’ll be a blast.

      For many of us, the C8 is the easy choice.

  • StrangerGP

    It’s a sad day to find out that all the renderings were in fact true and that it’s butt ugly.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Yeah, leaves me pretty cold. No excitement there at all. And the interior is a disaster. Completely driver oriented, with what looks to be little regard for the passenger. They are somewhat isolated to the point that it’s almost like they are riding in a sidecar.

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  • Ermal Morina

    Hey, it doesn’t look ugly, I kinda like it. Sure, it it doesn’t have european supercar looks, but it looks good in its own way, exactly like how an American supercar would look, which is not bad at all. I love the fact that they were very ambitious with the interior design too, so yeah, overall e very good package for me

    • Dennis James

      Actually it looks like a Ferrari.

  • Tinky-Winky

    Though I’d prefer the design of C7, the new one doesn’t look or perform worse than the twice as expensive NSX.

  • Dennis James

    Looks like a huge hit, way above its price league, very exotic looking, nothing obviously wrong with its design. Well done, Chevrolet !

    • I don’t think there is anything wrong with the design either – positively American and positively Corvette. And that interior is something else too. Hopefully this’ll be the Corvette to end the American Sportscar prejudices in Europe. Considering how amazing the C7 was, I have absolute faith the engineers have pulled it off again and the C8 is going to be an epic car!

  • Leconte Dave

    Just not a fan of fhe rear

  • alex.remsen

    oh my god, that front end is hideous! definitely sticking to my c7 for the rest of my life

  • exeptor

    I wonder if you were born like that or someone told you that over exaggerating is cool thing.

  • Frase

    Unlike a lot of people, my view is really neutral. It’s all right I guess, though it’s a shame a bastion of front engined muscle cars like the Corvette has gone this way. Really it’s just too derivative with its design. There’s some Camaro here, some Ferrari there and a dash of McLaren for good measure. It’s like the Ford Focus of supercar designs. The price and specs all sound nice, but it just doesn’t grab me.

  • disqus_6AHa0ycWUI

    You were dropped as a kid, we’re all sorry

  • Ary Wisesa

    For $60K, I really can’t complain about anything of this beauty. Now I just have to wait whether they could sell it in my country or not.

  • WOW!
    I did not think that the renderings would be so correct. This thing is pure Whitesnake: cheap and nasty!

    Of course, value for money is second to none and it is a Corvette (I am a fan and always will be), but the design is so underwhelming, especially after the strenuous wait: overall shape is OK, as much as it can be for a rear mounted mid-engine car, but some of the details make this look unfinished/rushed – glass house, head/taillights, protruding side air scoops… Actually, most of the lines added on it seem wrong.

    But, all in all, it is a new beginning for Corvette and a brave one, so, KUDOS! Looking forward to seeing this thing slay over-priced exotics on tracks all over the world.

  • designer_dick

    It isn’t particularly ugly, but nor is it particularly handsome or memorable. I see Chevrolet Camaro, Ferrari 360/F430, and Honda NSX influences, but I don’t see a Corvette.

  • diesel_vdub

    Ugh… push button gear selector. Let’s see how that holds up long term.

    • Bo Hanan

      Works well for McLaren.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      I don’t see how this is an issue. Other than Porsche, pretty much every supercar has a push-button gear selector. Porsches PDK would most likely be push-button if it didn’t still offer manuals. As it is, the new 911s gear selector is tiny compared to the old (see image below) and obviously operates electronically. There is a good engineering advantage/reason for push-button gear selectors……a strengthened chassis.

      Because these DCTs operate entirely “by wire”, no mechanical/physical connection is needed. The center trans tunnel is fully enclosed which increases the cars structural strength. While I can not confirm this is the case with every model listed above, Chevrolet lists it as one of the benefits of the C8s new DCT.

      Regarding long-term reliability, I assume it is possible to research and find historic data/info about any manufactured transmission. Off the top of my head, I only know of one unit that has horrendous reliability and that is the DCT used in the Mclaren MP12-4C. The YouTube channel ‘Hoovies Garage’ highlights just how bad it is. The DCT in his MP12-4C was replaced 3 times (@ $30k a pop) in just 2 years with only 32k miles. The last 2 occurred at 28k and 32k miles. Luckily, he had Mclarens $4k/year extended warranty which is a great investment and downright bargain when things go wrong. I can’t think of any other supercar transmission that is so prone to failure. I do wonder if todays amazing horsepower and torque wars will result in an increase of transmission failures over the next decade.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be7c7a2659257d82efa3143db4691409ff85ab9059ebe4c360a37ddf10c1ceda.jpg

  • rockyroad

    Wow, it really looks that gross, just like how it’s predicted. At least the interior is quite interesting.

  • Sybill Julian

    it’s all right, not ugly. it’s just bland and generic. looks like this was made in 2014, except that interior tho.. so cool

  • ctk4949

    The outside is nice, but damn that interior!! Why not just build a wall between you and the passenger?? LOL

    The gear buttons and controls seem very far away, like you have to lean up to use em??

    • Rasta_Farian

      A little too bizarre for my tastes. I guess your passenger isn’t allowed to use the infotainment screen…

      • ctk4949

        Ya, hope your passenger is not claustrophobic. lol

      • Rick Alexander

        Why bizarre? I love the fact that passengers can’t get their grubby paws on any of MY controls! Seriously though, I’m a fan of the drivercentric cockpit. I also applaud GM for going in a different direction from a design perspective. This is the first Corvette I’ve aspired to own, and I WILL OWN ONE! 🙂

    • Kumquat

      It’s lower than it seems in the photos. The cowling and dashboard are lower than in a front engine car so that barrier won’t be an impediment to good head.

  • Bo Hanan

    In pic 33 you get a good feel for what the interior looks like and it looks good. The climate control buttons/strip looks like a future electrical nightmare. All in all this is brilliant! Especially starting at under $50K. Well done GM.

    • ctk4949

      Under $60K, which probably means $59,999 lol

      • Bill Nguyen

        Still a great price though haha

        • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

          CHEAP

      • SgtBeavis

        Still less than an Acura NSX…

        And I’m talking about an NSX from 1991.

  • Scott Harpel

    Another GM product where the provided sketches prove just how great it could of been, but the manufacturing and tolerances all reign in the boldness…

  • Sjaak

    Everything starts with price. Or it is apples and oranges. So before start comparing, the base price and the cost of extra features is important. But the coachwork alone must cost a fortune to produce with all the folds and bendings, or GM has a lot of secrets in how to’s. Mass production cuts costs but nevertheless they need a lot of molds, put them together with low tolerances. If GM can offer it for customer prices, as now rumours, i will take my hat off !

  • ctk4949

    It looks like the drivers foot well tapers in, doesn’t look like a lot of room to move your feet around. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03007d9bc48c1aefb26dabc6d471c5fc3327af92324f7f3a2152f63d74a0e143.png

  • An Existing Person

    The front end looks great, then everything falls apart the rest of the way. To me, the proportions seem off and the rear end just isn’t a good design. As for the interior, it looks cool but at the same time a mess to interact with. I don’t know how to feel about this.

  • Thomas Bondan Tyas

    this is ferrari. Not corvette

  • flyfish

    So many opinions on the design, so here is mine, 🙂

    Wow, looks great, instantly recognizable as a Corvette to me, disclaimer; not Corvette guy, however, I do like the C2 and C7.
    Under 60K, let’s call it under 70, after you add a few items.

    Kudos, Chevy!

  • Six Thousand Times

    None of that is correct. The original comment stands. It is sort of adorable that you tried to explain opinion, though. I laughed.

  • Emoto

    I am pleasantly surprised. Didn’t think it would look this good. Am looking forward to seeing one in person and reading the reviews and performance info.

  • Nordschleife

    I honestly have no complaints. Surely I could nitpick but this is a winner for me. It punches above its weight in many regards so BRAVO CHEVY BRAVO.

  • Robert

    Some of the interior details are downright gorgeous.

  • SgtBeavis

    Consider this for a moment.

    This car is cheaper than an Acura NSX…

    The one they brought out in 1991…

    And THAT is what I find amazing.

    • brn

      GM has long been the master of affordable performance. This takes it to the next level.

  • ace_9

    I wanted to hate it, but for that price it’s a bargain and it doesn’t even matter that the styling is not perfect or that it’s different from older corvettes.

  • wonderdallas

    Deleting the interior aspects of the rear lights and having that area be body color indentions would take it farther away from the Camaro. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01bea8445c2a6a4390839a7035b2ff9a67753be6f02237898806a9d2e72f8856.jpg

    • Bo Hanan

      Looks good.

    • Rick Alexander

      I`m willing to bet, that aftermarket companies will be clamoring to create a rear end treatment for those who prefer a more traditional Vette rear end. Expect to see rear end treatments with round lights, as well as a licence plate relocation kit.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    For everything I see, its a Ford GT KILLER!!!

  • brn

    Because McLaren and Ferrari are known for durability?

  • BlackPegasus

    Putting aside the tail lights, I find this new Corvette impressive 👌🏽

    • donald seymour

      You and me both. For 60 thousand dollars I can forget about the tail lights.

  • d’Aforde

    New Supra? Forget it. New Z4? Forget it. Godzilla slayed. New NSX? Done. This is what a sports car should be: a big ole V8 and incredible driving dynamics. No turbos, electric motors, and other garbage. Chevy dealerships are gonna be busy.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    priced similar to GT-R 10 years ago

  • kachuks

    Hi-spec Camaro or base Vette? What are Chevy guys supposed to do?

    • ErnieB

      Base vette.. I’d rather drive something that won’t make me vomit every time I see it. No brainer for me.

    • Bo Hanan

      Once again horsepower wars with the Mustang and pricing on the Corvette drive the Camaro to an early grave. A new Vatte starting under $60K is the last nail in the Camaros coffin.

  • upcoming best seller…

  • Stealth333

    Now we all know how insane the mark up is on cars like Ferrari. This will kill the exotic market. Only fools will be buying those cars to be “exclusive”. Also…insane that this will cost less than the BMW Supra :O

    • Porkopolis

      I’d argue we’ve reached a performance tipping point. Ferrari and many others, Chevy included, have spent billions developing race cars over the last 100 years, and I think this Corvette is the payoff when it comes to the economies of scale of automotive performance.

      EDIT: Don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt performance companies have a 100%+ markup on everything in the vehicle.

      • Ben

        Not even close to that tipping point. In fact, we’re just starting the next chapter of electric sports cars. The horsepower wars will be over and soon the “Range” wars will begin among sports/supercars. I imagine the identity of some cars will be lose, audibly. But design, especially interior design is going to give us some crazy sports cars since the engine will be a non-factor. Slowly, but surely, 1,000hp will become common place.

  • Aqua Boogie

    I took some time to let it “sink”, this new C8 (autointuism). It is very well designed, very powerful, modern, and still a Corvette. The mid engine will make driving enthusiasts life very pleasant. This is the “no need for a Ferrari, McLaren or Porsche” car for people who can’t or won’t afford it. Distinct. Well positioned.

    • Rick Alexander

      Not that I’m surprised, but just a few days ago, the majority on this board, thought the new Vette was ugly. Vomit inducing. Cheap looking. Yada yada. Now everyone is singing its praises. I liked the car when its pics hit the net. Now that the grand reveal has happened, showing the Vette in all its glory, all I can say is, “THIS IS MY NEXT CAR!” I’ll wait for the Z06 of course. The biggest problem consumers will have, will be the ridiculous markups that stealerships will command to get one. I’d love to see what this looks like with a satin matte finish, and a more aggressive wheel and tire package. 2020 can’t come fast enough!!!

  • ErnieB

    Get ready for it to be as ubiquitous as a Honda Accord. GM will need to hire more employees now to keep up with the demand of this car.. all I would need for this car is an upgraded wheels package and the Gt2 or Gt3 seats.

    • benT

      MR2 !!

  • Six_Tymes

    I wonder who will be the first to do a full video review? Honestly, I am looking forward to the reviews, I am curious how this handles.

  • iddqd

    apart of the camaro-esque taillights and the cheapish looking exhausts this is the best bang for the buck out there- for a long time to come…
    kudos GM

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