The All-New 2020 Mid-Engine Chevy Corvette C8 Has Been Unveiled

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If you're among the many devoted fans of this defining American sports car, then you probably know that Chevrolet Corvette engineers have been working towards a mid-engine supercar for almost as long as the nameplate has been around. Today, those lofty ambitions of creating an attainable mid-engine American supercar have been realized in the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray. After years of spy photos, rumors, hopes, and promises we now see that the Corvette engineering and design teams have delivered well beyond our wildest dreams. Below, you'll find a preview of just what the debut of this historic American supercar means. If you have any questions, we'd love the chance to speak with you at Capitol Chevrolet, next to Keizer, OR.

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New 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette Features

Perhaps the most obvious place to start is with the new platform layout for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The C8 model is unlike any production Corvette that's come before. Instead of the engine being in front of the driver, it's been moved to the back. This creates a rear weight bias for vastly improved handling and performance. It all results in an appearance that is unmistakably Corvette yet unlike any Corvette you've ever seen. Every detail was carefully considered throughout this new icon of sports cars. For instance, the door handles and other latches are hidden away. Similar attention was given to the engine that's visible under the rear glass. Every aspect of the engine was carefully considered not just for its function, but also for how it looks.

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2020 Corvette C8 Interior

While there's certainly no doubt that the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette is a true work of art, it also holds true to its long-standing promise of being practical. Generous storage areas in the front and rear total 12.6 cubic feet. That means you'll have room for the removable roof panel just as previous Corvette generations have provided, or you can take two golf bags along for the ride without using the passenger seat.

When it comes to options, you'll have more than ever before in the all-new Corvette C8. That's because it's available in twelve exterior colors, six interior color themes, six seatbelt colors, and two different interior stitching packages. It all adds up to the most personalization options ever offered in a Corvette. Speaking of interior, just wait until you take a seat in the cockpit of this new American supercar!

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New 2020 Chevy Corvette Introduces Next Generation Technology

This long-awaited mid-engine Corvette also debuts GM's new digital vehicle platform. This means a completely new electronic architecture to adopt the next generation of Chevrolet technology. This advanced technology reduces the amount of wiring, provides for faster signals between vehicle systems, and higher resolution screens and video capabilities. For instance, the new 2020 C8 Corvette has a reverse camera that's mounted near the car's roof for a better perspective and HD resolution on the eight-inch screen. This center stack screen is just the beginning of the impressive driver-centered cockpit.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior Features

2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Interior Inspired By Tactical Fighter Jets

The steering wheel is designed to maximize visibility of the road and the twelve-inch reconfigurable digital instrument display behind it. In the center, you'll find a row of climate and other controls intuitively laid out with inspiration from fighter jet cockpits. The Performance Data Recorder has also been improved. Among these improvements, it can act as a normal dash cam as well as help you shave seconds off lap times. This is just a preview of the impressive technology that comes with the all-new mid-engine C8 Corvette. When you contact us about getting yours, ask us about other technology advancements like the Front Lift function with GPS location memory.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Performance Features

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Performance Specs

Why did Chevy choose now to make the legendary Corvette a mid-engine supercar? The simple fact of the matter is that the engineers had reached the full performance potential of a front-engine car with the 2019 Stingray. The Corvette team has known that the car would need to eventually become a mid-engine car if it was to realize the absolute zenith of automotive performance. That's why Corvette engineers have been working on the mid-engine design since the 1960s. Well, the mid-engine production model is finally here to provide you with a level of performance and attainability that's simply unprecedented.

When seated in the new C8 Corvette, you're positioned closer to the center of the car. The result is a level of handling and feel that may take a little getting used to as the car essentially rotates around you through the turns. With the engine behind you, the rear weight bias helps straight-line speed and acceleration as well as handling. In fact, this is the stiffest Corvette architecture yet, so you can expect a level of confidence behind the wheel that other supercars just don't offer. You're sure to appreciate this inherent poise when you unleash the most powerful standard engine that's ever been put in a Corvette.

The all-new 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine has been reconfigured to sit lower for better handling and absolutely no compromises. The engine is equipped standard with a dry-sump oil system that protects the engine during the high g-forces this car is capable of. When equipped with the performance exhaust that comes with the Z51 performance package, this advanced engine offers 495 horsepower with 470 lb/ft of torque. This impressive power combined with the overall light weight of the vehicle and advanced dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission is enough to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in less than three seconds! That's comparable to European exotic cars that cost a quarter-million dollars or more. The big difference is that the new 2020 mid-engine C8 Chevy Corvette starts with a price tag that's under $60,000! Contact us online or give us a call at Capitol Chevrolet in Salem, OR to make your dream of driving a mid-engine Corvette come true.

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At our Chevrolet dealership in Salem, we understand that our customers are the most important part of the business. It's why we remain dedicated to putting you in the driver's seat of your car shopping experience starting with information pages like this one as well as comparison pages that show you how Chevy stands up to the competition. If you'd like, it's easy to schedule an appointment online, or simply stop by and visit with us in person at 2855 Maple Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301.

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    Spec / Feature    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Starting MSRP    Under $60,000 
    Platform Design    Mid-Engine 
    Horsepower    495 
    Torque    470 lb/ft 
    Engine Oil System    Dry Sump With Oil-Spray Piston Cooling
    Transmission    8-Speed Dual Clutch With Paddle Shifters  
    0-60 MPH Acceleration     Under 3 Seconds (With Z51 Performance Package) 
    Dry Weight    3,366 Pounds 
    Steering Ratio    15.7 : 1
    Cargo Volume    12.6 Cubic Feet
    Standard Audio    Bose® 10-Speaker Premium System

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