Chevrolet has irrevocably altered the course of Corvette history. Redesigned this year, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette adopts a mid-engine layout similar to most exotic supercars. This action sets the stage for significant performance gains the company says were not possible with the previous front-engine design.
Simultaneously, the all-new 2020 Corvette retains essential characteristics of those which came before it. Given the standard performance level, the car remains a genuine bargain at a starting price of less than $60,000. It retains a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 engine, styled for viewing under the car’s rear window glass. It only has two seats. And a handful of styling cues tie the redesigned Corvette to those of the past.
Leaps forward include newfound levels of interior quality and technical sophistication, a brilliant dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT), and a different look, feel, and driving character that can win over a new generation of Corvette fans necessary to sustain the 68-year-old nameplate for its next several decades of existence.
Available as a coupe or a convertible, the new 2020 Corvette comes in unimaginative 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trim levels, as though it were nothing more special than a Chevy Equinox. To each, a Z51 Package adds more power and performance, and the automaker will expand the lineup in years to come.
Written by Christian Wardlaw, Independent Expert