For 2020, the Corvette has undergone the most radical redesign in its 67-year history. Believing that they had squeezed every ounce of performance they could from the Corvette’s classic front-engine and rear-drive layout, Chevrolet’s engineers decided a new mid-engine layout was the way to go for its inherent advantages in weight distribution. Risky? Yes. But the result is hugely impressive. In terms of performance, the Corvette equals or outshines cars costing twice to three times as much. The new 6.2-liter V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission are a formidable combo on the track but offer plenty of oomph and smooth operation in nearly any condition.
One of the first C8’s to hit the roads in South Florida, this arctic white 2020 C8 corvette sports a freshly lowered stance paired with some impressive 20/21″ Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-5 wheels. The entry-level C8 Corvette makes an impressive 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque from its new, 6.2-liter LT2 V8, roughly 35 more than the last Corvette Stingray. If you opt for the performance exhaust, that output increases to hearty 495 hp and 470 lb.-ft of torque meaning that the entry-level Corvette with the Z51 package will sprint to 60 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds.
Suffice to say, we are hugely impressed with just how well the new Corvette turned out. It’s stupid fast, it looks exotic and it hammers home what the Chevy’s sports car has always done: Give you maximum performance at a reasonable price