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The 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 of the C8 generation does keep its promise of giving us a mid-engine masterpiece which is by far a complete diversion from what Chevrolet has had to offer in the past. This being said Chevrolet is definitely targeting a wider audience than it used to, and to price, it just shy of $60000 (that won’t put a dent in your purse as far as performance-based cars are concerned) will for sure come as a shock to the Automotive world.
This eighth-generation Corvette Stingray now boasts an engine behind the passenger cabin, just like the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and Mclaren. The redefined Corvette which was awarded the Motortrend Car of the Year for the year 2020 is truly a coveted honor for the Corvette team which in hindsight was awarded to them last in the year 1998.”Our Design and Engineering teams spent several years sweating the details to deliver the first mid-engine Corvette. To have a third party validate our hard work makes it all worthwhile”.Now that it is a mid-engine car it is slowly stepping into the likes of high-end European manufacturers. This is the third time in Corvette’s history that it has been offered a top spot in the automotive industry among some of the best cars the world has to offer.
“It is always fascinating to watch the supercar segment,” said Cox Automotive Executive Publisher Karl Brauer“, I think GM has stepped into this competitive segment with a very capable entry, and it will be fascinating to watch how effectively they compete at their price point with these much higher priced vehicles”.
Chevy’s first mid-engine Corvette C8 is the most powerful Corvette in the firm’s history, achieving 0-60 mph in a mind-boggling 2.8 seconds when equipped with the Z51 performance package. The reimagined icon boasts of a 6.2L V8 engine packing 495 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque. In addition, the Corvette offers two trunk areas, one ahead of the passenger compartment and one behind the engine, for a total of 13 cubic feet of storage space. Automotive experts were surprised to see as to how well the c8 behaves on real-world roads,” we hit a nasty field of potholes and the C8 gently soaks them up without a quiver in structure”.lay into the throttle, and the torque is plentiful enough to rip through traffic without raising the v8’s voice.
Although the production of the Corvette has been delayed until next year due to UAW’s 40-day strike against General motors. The American automaker will commence manufacturing the new corvette in the Bowling green plant in February 2020, while the production of the current model with the front-mounted engine will be completed next week.
The widebody rendition of the corvette is truly sinister-looking. Chevrolet delivers in the field of unmatched performance statistics at an incredible price, that could match the likes of high-end exotic cars such as Ferrari and Porsche and still come out on top.
Karan Harit has been writing quality content for a variety of online sources over a span of more than 3 years. His background in Mechanical Engineering makes him a specialist in many fields of science, but automobiles are his primary preference. Karan has an excellent knowledge base of tuners and exotics alike. He has also worked on various projects that involve modifying and designing cars, from Honda Civics to VW Golfs.