The new 2020 Corvette C8 has finally been revealed, despite the executives toting the car around for the past few months underneath a camouflaged, but not so deceiving vinyl wrap, the official Corvette reveal opened a new chapter for Chevrolet motor company. Though their new mid-engine sport car is not a first that we’ve seen in the industry; Ford has the GT, Acura has the NSX, Ferrari has . . . well — a lot. But what we can say is that Chevrolet is the first to make a mid-engine supercar affordable – and that’s a game changer. So here are the best features of what the $60,000 mid-engine supercar will get you.
First is the all-new 6.2 liter LT2 engine, with its naturally aspirated intake system exposed through the polycarbonate rear glass. Epic looking in just the photo, the engine backs its bold looks with 495 horsepower and 470 foot pounds of torque with added the Z51 performance package. Plus, the new LT2 incorporates a dry sump oil system, eliminating the need for a large oil pan, thus providing room to lower the motor in the car and provide a lower center of gravity and clearance for the engine compartment.
A highly sophisticated Performance Data Recorder will be onboard, despite that most sports cars can record your driving data, such as 0-60 time, 1/4 mile time, G-force, and other variables, the new 2020 Corvette C8 takes it to another level by displaying all of the performance data feeds on the in-car, 8-inch technology touch screen. Plus, you can log and analyze your driving data like a professional using Cogsworth Toolbox software. This is great for if you’re a spirited driver or weekend track warrior.
Then for the more spirited and track drivers, the new 2020 Corvette C8 offers 3 different seat options: The GT1, GT2 and Competition. The GT1 seat is a causal daily driver option offering a more comfortable lumbar with wide and low side bolsters while the next level GT2 seat is an upgrade to Napa grain leather and more aggressive styling. The Competition seat is dialed up even further with up with tighten bolsters, race inspired design and a mix of leather accented by bold color options.
Whether your data logging on the PDR or hitting the track in your Competition seats, the new 2020 Corvette C8 will be working with functional body styling — that actually works. In the past, with exception of the C7, had useless aero body work. The C8 incorporates front diffuser cooling for the brakes, side vent cooling for the engine, and more.
Another small but great feature is the having 2 separate linked key fobs. What this means is that each key fob can be set to two separate driver preferences. So depending on which fob is used, once the driver is in the vehicle, it will automatically adjust the seats, steering wheel and other specific driver preferences settings programed to that particular Fob.
Whether you’re driving solo or with your companion, there will be ample luggage space. Unlike most supercars with barley enough room to fit a laptop case, the new 2020 Corvette C8 offers a deep trunk space in the front that can easily fit a golf club bag, with a secondary storage spot large enough for a small bag. Then in the rear of the car, in front of the engine compartment is another trunk, which is large enough to fit a normal-sized travel suitcase.
I could go on and include a lot more features such as the temperature monitoring wheels, that indicate what the surface temperatures are for driving conditions, or the electronic limited-slip to posi-traction differential system. Or even the removable targa roof that’s iconic with Corvette. But the most important feature is the price, which starts at $60,000. For that amount, the new 2020 Corvette C8 is the most logical, and obtainable mid-engine supercar on the marketplace.
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