Chevrolet shared footage of it completing a top speed run in the 2020 Corvette Stingray during a recent presentation at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary event over the weekend.
Those in attendance were provided the chance to see onboard footage of the new Corvette reaching its 194 mph (312 km/h) top speed during a presentation from Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.
The onboard footage doesn’t show the entire run, but Juechter revealed that it took place at the Papenburg test track in Germany. In addition, he said that rather than simply hitting v-max in the new Corvette and calling it a day, Chevrolet conducted flying miles in each direction and averaged out the top speed from both runs to provide it with a realistic and reliable figure.
Mind you, that top speed applies to the base, sub-$60k a 2020 Corvette Stingray. If you opt for the Z51 Performance Package, which is advisable if you’re looking for the best possible track and handling characteristics, you’ll “only” be able to max out at 184 mph (296 km/h) due to the extra drag created by the aero pack.
As you’re probably aware by now, the new ‘Vette’s 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 delivers 490 HP and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque, helping it to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under three seconds (with the Z51 pack). Prices for the car start at a remarkable $59,995 with the Z51 option adding five grand to that figure.