2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: A new benchmark in performance
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has altered the landscape when it comes to performance cars. With an unprecedented mid-engine layout and a substantial 495hp, as well as the exceptional value it provides, the 2020 Corvette Stingray delivers super car performance for sports car price.
The biggest change in the 2020 Corvette Stingray is the engine layout: this is the first Corvette ever to sport a mid-engine configuration. Apart from the stunning exterior design that it affords, there are several benefits to this new approach.
Form with function
The mid-engine layout of the new Corvette enabled designers to chart new course when it comes to exterior design. The short front and extended rear delivers performance intent. The several air intakes, while serving an aerodynamic purpose, also add to the visual appeal of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. For instance, door handles and the hatch and hood releases have been hidden for a sleek appearance and improved aerodynamics to boost performance.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is largely being hailed as an everyday super car for sports car money. The all-new LT2 V8 engine, which is visible through a rear hatch window, enables the driver to hit 100km/h from standstill in mere three seconds – that’s supercar performance. In fact, even in its base form, this is the most powerful Corvette in history.
Dynamics are key
Every super car must be able to deliver when it comes to dynamics. The 2020 Corvette Stingray does, and more. To ensure that the Stingray performs as well around corners as it does in a straight line, Chevrolet engineers paid special attention to ride and handling. It boasts Magnetic Ride Control that can read the surface of the road and can adjust damping accordingly. This means that the ride quality can be stiff during hard driving and supple while cruising, without any intervention from the driver. All in all, it’s the perfect performance car for those who want the best of both worlds.
It’s your Corvette
Unsurprisingly, the all-new Corvette Stingray offers several options that discern it from other cars in the segment. Take the ability to record your driving performance in 1080p. It captures your acceleration, speed, braking, gear choice, sound and more with this available feature. On a daily basis, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) can also act as a dash cam with auto-record for your daily drives.
Additionally, PDR is equipped with Valet Mode that can be used to monitor the use of your Corvette when others are behind the wheel, recording video and vehicle data, letting you hand off your car with peace of mind.
Overall, the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray covers all the performance bases and more, while delivering superb value for money.