MEET THE NEW 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
THE 2020 C8 CORVETTE TO BE REVEALED BY GM OFFICIALLY ON JULY 18TH 2019
GM announced that the much anticipated Mid-Engine Corvette the 8th Generation, hence the C8 designation will be revealed to the public July 18th with production starting shortly after.
Chances are that Chevrolet will offer the 2020 Corvette Mid-Engine in the same trim levels as they have for the previous 4 generations . So a Base 1LT, followed by a more contented 2LT, then a top of the line 3LT.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2020 CORVETTE C8?
At this point, the most probable engine offering will be the standard LT1 6.2L, naturally aspirated engine offered today in the Stingray, offering 460HP. But when placed in the lighter new Mid-Engine design, the performance level will surpass the current C7 by a lot.
Then expect a Dual Overhead Cam V6 with twin turbo for weight savings, then in the higher performance models a 5.5L Flat-plane crank pushing 600HP, and for the eventual ZR1 expect Hybrid Power mated to a V8 when combined capable of close to 1000 HP .
Expect the C8 to be similar in size to the C7 but with a lower, wider stance. I wouldn’t expect vertical-lifting doors of many exotics. The mid-engine layout looks to be flanked by a pair of chunky buttresses and we’re told they will add a sheet of glass in the center to show off the engine.
For the initial release of the 2020 Mid-Engine C8 we expect MSRP prices to start in the low 70’s, but quickly option up to the high 80’s, with the most aggressive track models to be in the current ZR1 price range of $130,000 to $150,000 .
What are your thoughts ?