The nationwide tour is under way.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray was unveiled by Chevrolet executives. They spoke of a national tour to take the supercar, which is mid-engine, to different locations across the country. The East Coast debut of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is now taking place at Kerbeck Chevrolet Atlantic City, New Jersey. Because it is a specialist in sports cars, the dealer is also known by Kerbeck Corvette. The reveal was a spectacular affair, as the Corvette Blogger video above shows.
One 2020 Corvette was displayed – it was a Sebring Orange model with the Z51 Performance Pack and 3LT interior. It will be the most expensive model in the new Corvette heirchy. It is not yet clear how much it will cost. The C8 announcement revealed that the new Stingray would be priced at under $60,000, which effectively puts the Corvette’s mid-engined Corvette in its own category. However, we are not sure that many buyers will choose the base model. That’s why we are very curious to see how much a 2020 Corvette up-spec would cost.
This is especially true for Z51 Performance Package as it’s the only trim with horsepower and performance estimates that GM has provided. The new Corvette produces 495 horsepower (369 kilowatts), thanks to its 6.2-liter LT2 engine. The GM Stingray can reach 60 mph in under three seconds thanks to its eight-speed dual clutch gearbox. This puts it in line with the much more powerful C7 Corvette ZR1. The 2020 Corvette makes more use of its power at lower speeds thanks to a heavier rear axle and a dual clutch automatic that can perform speed-of-light shifting. Speed till is higher up in the range.
According to Corvette Blogger’s article on the event, upwards of 6,000 people were on-hand to see the decades-in-the-making C8. The new Stingray was also displayed at a separate location. A sales team was available to sign up potential buyers. It is not yet known when the Stingray will be available for purchase, but it is expected to go on sale in 2020.