The Corvette is without a doubt one of the most successful models produced by Chevrolet. First introduced in 1953, the Corvette is also one of the longest produced models by the American automaker. The second generation of the Corvette (C2), which was introduced in 1963, was the first to be called the Corvette Stingray. Currently, in its eighth generation, the latest 2020 Corvette Stingray (C8) is available in both coupe and convertible variants and has a host of features that make it one of the most desired vehicles of its time. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has in store for auto enthusiasts.
The 2020 Stingray is the first-ever Corvette to have a mid-engine configuration. In the heart of the car sits a massive mid-mounted 6.2 L V8 cast aluminum engine that is capable of delivering up to 495 horsepower @ 6450 RPM and 470 lb-ft of torque @ 5150 RPM. The engine is mated with the iconic 8-speed Tremec M1L dual-clutch transmission system that makes the car remarkably easy to drive despite having an exceptionally powerful engine.
When it comes to the styling of the 2020 Corvette Stingray, one has to give full marks to Chevrolet. Though the 2020 Corvette Stingray retains some of the design elements from its predecessor, the C7, a better part of the exterior has been given a complete overhaul. Be it the design’s stronger focus on aerodynamics and cooling, boldly large side scoops that house air intakes or the neatly placed smaller vents below the taillights; every element of the C8’s design makes it a definite head-turner.
The cockpit of the 2020 Corvette Stingray has an unmistakably driver-centric configuration. Besides having numerous controls on the center console, the designers of the 2020 Stingray have also utilized a new hexagonal steering wheel that houses a special Z button that can be used to easily engage customized performance settings. The car comes with a 12-inch digital infotainment screen that also displays the selected driving mode. The main screen is accompanied by an additional 8-inch touchscreen.
The Final Word
The Chevrolet Corvette has a long legacy of being one of the most admired vehicles and Chevrolet has successfully carried forward the legacy with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. While you may have to spend a significant amount to buy the beast brand new, that doesn’t mean you can’t get one at an affordable price. Simply register with us to start participating in our auctions featuring repairable cars for sale and, who knows, you could be the one to get your hands on one of these premium rides at a price that will leave you pleasantly surprised. To learn more about our classic car auctions or any of the repairable cars for sale featured in our inventory, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 4 PM (PST). Alternatively, you can also email [email protected].