2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
Horsepower @ RPM:495 @ 6450
Torque @ RPM:470 @ 5150
0-60 time:3 sec.
Top Speed:190 mph (Est.)
The first mid-engined Corvette is also the quickest and most powerful to date
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is the eighth-generation of the iconic sports cars. Unveiled in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the C8 Corvette marks a massive departure from the C7 and its predecessor. For the first time ever, the Corvette features a mid-engined layout and becomes a full-fledged sports car rather than a sporty two-seat grand tourer. In this new configuration, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette competes against sports cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford GT, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and Audi R8.
Redesigned from the ground up, the C8 is a brand-new car on the outside, but it still sports some trademark Corvette cues. The headlamps, the taillights, and the nose are clearly reminiscent of the C7 model. But the entire is entirely new and boasts more technology than any Corvette from the past. There’s big news under the rear hood as well, where Chevy stuffed a new LT2 V-8 engine. Likewise, the C8 is the first Corvette to feature a dual-clutch transmission, as well as the first of its kind to not have a manual transmission option. The C8 Corvette is also the quickest and more powerful naturally aspirated model of its kind, but more about that in the detailed review below.
Update 8/18/2019:We’ve updated this review with new pricing and performance information. Check out what’s new in our review below!
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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Will Spank Your Dodge Challenger Demon in a Street Race
A C4 Chevy Corvette Drifting Under a Trailer? Don’t Try This At Home, Kids
Drifting can be a lot of fun in the proper car and the proper location. But it can also be dangerous, as it requires a lot of skill to fully control a car’s slide around various obstacles.
Drifting under a semi trailer is usually the kind of thing we see in action movies from the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but there are drivers who can perform it effortlessly in real life. Instagram’s @c4drifter is one of those guys and the really cool thing is that he’s driving a fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette.
Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Extreme Turbo Systems
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is awesome in it of itself. With 495 horsepower on tap in the Z51 guise, the 2020 Vette can set a blistering pace, taking only three seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. So if a 495-horsepower Corvette C8 Z51 is already capable of such speeds, imagine what a 736-horsepower Corvette C8 is capable of when it goes under the tuning ringer.
Extreme Turbo Systems — the name says it all — recently worked on a bone stock Corvette C8 Z51 with the goal of raising its power to supercar levels. The tuning firm even released a video of the Vette C8 strapped to a dyno rig, undergoing serious testing. The video isn’t particularly exciting, but make no mistake about it, this Corvette C8 Z51 isn’t your typical 2020 Corvette. You might even say that this Vette can give the Lamborghini Aventador S a serious run for its money.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette With C1 Elements Looks Oddly Satisfying
Remember how carmakers brag that their latest models pay tribute to their predecessors with reinterpreted vintage design cues? Well, sometimes you need a magnifying glass to see those but here’s a visual artist that really found a neat (and distinguishable) way to bake in C1 Corvette styling elements into the 2020 C8 Corvette.
Sigala Designs Is Currently Designing a Widebody Kit for the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Production of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 might not go as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tuning companies are still gearing up to deliver aftermarket parts and kits for the American sports car. The folks over at Sigala Designs are working on a new widebody kit for the Corvette C8 and their latest teaser suggests that it will turn the mid-engined Chevy into an even more aggressive beast.
New Details of the 2022 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 Paint An Interesting Picture
Although production of the mid-engined Corvette C8 was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, we learned that Chevrolet has big plans for the sports car, with Z06, ZR1, and Zora models underway. The Z06 is officially scheduled for 2022, and even though we don’t know if it will arrive on time, we just learned a few juicy details about it from our friends over at Muscle Cars and Trucks.
People Are Missing The Point of This Race Between a Hennessey-Modded C8 Corvette and a Bone Stock C7 Corvette
It’s almost every day that we stumble upon a new drag racing video. The usual suspects are supercars that, barely tuned, can do insane quarter-mile times or multi-car races attempting to show viewers which car from a certain segment is the best at going really quickly and at stopping.
Then there’s the sort of video we have here today for you where someone pits a stock car against a modified one and then, mouths wide open, we watch as the one that should win duly wins. But there’s more to it than just that.
This Widebody C8 Corvette is the Mid-Engined Chevy We Deserved
The first mid-engined Corvette in history, the C8 is one cool sports car that’s closer than ever to supercar territory. Sadly, production of the C8 was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Chevy won’t build additional 2020 model year cars. It also seems that the 2021 model year will be a short production year too, so getting a C8 will be rather tricky in the next six to 12 months. Production of the Z06, ZR1, and Zora are also postponed, but if you’re a fan of beefed-up Corvettes, Car MStyle Design just posted a widebody concept of the C8 to keep you excited.
Is This The Most Expensive 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette?
GM pledged to keep the price of the Corvette C8 down and kept its promise with the announcement that the first mid-engined ’Vette will start from just $59,995. It is, then, only natural that we should take a peek at the other end of the scale and try to find some really expensive Corvette C8s. With neither the Z06 or the ZR1 out yet, this fully loaded C8 may just be one of the most expensive out there. For now, at least.
This Chevy C8 Corvette Roadster Is The Limited Edition Vette the World Needs
We don’t know about you, but for us, when the words Chevrolet and roadster are joined together, a mental picture of the Chevy SSR lights up our brains. As wild and daring as the SSR was, that contraption - a retractable hard-top convertible pickup truck - has nothing to do with the C8 Corvette roadster renders you’re about to see.
Callaway Cars is arguably one of the most recognizable American specialty manufacturer in the business today. It’s been around since 1977, and in the 43 years that it’s been around, the company has been responsible for a lot of builds, programs, and projects, including its main series of projects, all of which are identified with a “C,” followed by a specific project number. The most recent of these projects was the C21 Aerowagen, a coach-built shooting brake version of the Chevrolet Corvette C7 that was launched in 2017.
This introduction is important because Callaway is in the process of building a special program for the all-new Corvette C8. It’s unclear if this project will be identified as the “C22,” but it remains no less significant in part due to the Corvette C8’s status as the first-ever mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s long and illustrious history. For now, the program isn’t close to being completed, but that didn’t stop Callaway from previewing a few of the program’s more notable items, including a new generation of the company’s famed “Double-D” exhaust system. There’s more to this program than the exhaust, and, needless to say, we can’t wait for what Callaway has in store for the mighty Corvette C8.
Ridiculous Drag Race: LSX-Powered Willys Jeep vs. Chevy Corvette Z06
If you are into street races, you should check out 1320video on YouTube. We stumbled across a video from 2014 that features a street race between a Corvette Z06 and an LSX Willys Jeep. The latter is customized and pumps out around 750 horses. The Corvette Z06 also seems to be tuned to generate some extra horses. This night race is going to blow your mind off because the Jeep doesn’t feature a door, or roof, or even seatbelts!
This Modern Review of a 1953 Chevy C1 Corvette Is the Best Thing You’ll See This Month
The Corvette is America’s sports car, a legend of the automotive industry that’s been around for almost 70 years. With such a rich heritage behind it, as well as given the move from the classic front-engined layout to the rear-mid-engined layout with the arrival of the eighth-generation model, it’s only right that we take a step back and look at the 1953 Corvette C1, the great-great-great grandad of the current ’Vette, the original fiberglass two-seater from GM made to rival Europe’s finest and we do it courtesy of Regular Car Reviews.
For $3,000 You Can Have Lambo Doors Installed on your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Most Lamborghinis have abandoned them, tuners consider them a relic of the ’00s and you’d be hard-pressed to find any modern car they are suited to, yet, for just $3,000, Eikon Motorsports offers to fit scissor doors to your C8 for that obnoxious NFS Underground 2 feel. Sadly, light bars and smoke canons are not included.
Watch a 4,000-Horsepower Corvette Defy Gravity on the Drag Strip
Anytime you’re driving a car that’s carrying an engine with 4,000 horsepower on tap, you better be ready for the consequences that come with that kind of insanity. Driver Daniel Pharris found this out first-hand when the obscenely tricked-out Chevrolet Corvette C7 that he was driving went completely vertical during a drag race event at the Tulsa Raceway Park.
Fortunately, Pharris escaped the harrowing ordeal with all of his appendages intact. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the C7 as parts of the car literally tore off when its nose pointed to the sky. If you didn’t know what a 4,000-horsepower drag car is capable of, this video is a good example on why you shouldn’t take these cars lightly.
Fabspeed Can Make Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Sound and Perform As It Was Meant To
It took five decades for the Chevy Corvette to transition into the fabled mid-engined car that a lot of people would argue it was always meant to be. But, the C8 generation turned that fable into reality, and the C8 Corvette is the most exotic looking car to ever come from Chevy. It hasn’t been on the road for very long, but aftermarket tuners are starting to work their magic, and this custom exhaust from Fabspeed could be exactly what the doctor ordered. In short, the custom, adjustable exhaust system sounds better, provides more power, and sheds a few pounds at the same time. You have to check it out!
The Chevy C8 Corvette’s Frunk Is a Makeshift Speed-Limiter, But You Shouldn’t Rely On It
When we sat elbow to elbow in the massive crowd awaiting Chevy’s reveal of the C8 Corvette, anticipation grew by the second. It was quite the show, but we didn’t learn everything there was to learn about the car. One such example is that the C8’s removable roof takes up a ton of cargo room when stored. And, let’s not forget about the recently discovered panel gap issues. Well, now we can tell you that there’s another weird feature: The C8’s frunk will serve as a makeshift speed limiter.
You Should Probably Skip Buying a 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Too
Back in April, we learned that the convertible version of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 won’t see the light of day in 2020. With the plant at Bowling Green closed off due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chevrolet decided to skip the drop-top for the 2020 model year, delaying it for 2021. But now it seems that the Convertible might see an even longer delay, as the coupe model itself is also missing out on a big part of the 2021 model year. Chevy says that it will begin taking orders for the 2021 Corvette in late May, but we still don’t know when production will restart. May 18 is the latest target for that, but it could change depending on how the pandemic evolves.
The 2020 C8 Corvette’s Frunk Acts as Speed Limiter
The C8 Corvette met the world in July 2019 and at the time of this writing, the first-ever mid-engined Vette still had some quirks to reveal.
We’ve seen videos of owners complaining about their new C8 as well as praising the sports car but this time around, a neat find from GM Authority reveals a rather interesting safety net.
Which Is Quicker? A Chevy C8 Corvette or a Dodge Charger Hellcat?
They say power is nothing without control and what better field to test that out than the performance car arena? As you’re about to see in this C8 Corvette versus Charger Hellcat skirmish, packing a bucketload of horsepower doesn’t stand a chance in front of less power complemented by less weight, better grip, and sharper aerodynamics.
The C8 Corvette’s Hardtop Isn’t Exactly Easy on Rear Cargo Room
The Corvette has had a removable hardtop for decades, so it only makes sense that the mid-engined C8 Corvette would carry on that tradition, even if a full-on convertible is also available. On the coupe model, the roof lifts off and can be stored in the rear cargo space – a nice solution that prevents you from having to leave it at home, but with cargo room on sports cars at a premium, and even more so on mid-engined cars, it leaves on to wonder just how much cargo room the C8’s hardtop takes up.
Car For Sale: 1999 Chevy C5 Corvette Buggy????
In general, the car world is segregated. If you’re imports and tuners, you’re probably not too interested in American muscle. If you’re into trucks and off-roading, you’re probably not that turned on by sports cars. This rule of thumb doesn’t always hold true, though, and that’s why we’re looking at this Chevy C5 Corvette that was turned into an off-road-worth buggy that’s probably more capable than any truck that you or any of your buddies own. The craziest part? This C5 Corvette buggy is listed for sale on Bring-A-Trailer right now with a current (as of the time of this writing) bid of just $15,000.
It Turns Out the Production Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has Some Panel Gaps Issues
As more and more people start getting their brand new 2020 C8 Corvettes delivered on their driveways, we’re bound to see a sharp increase in the number of YouTube videos of those particular cars. Some are about the tech changes Chevy made compared to the C7 Corvette and some are about what people don’t like about the new mid-engine C8 Vette.
In the one you’re about to watch, however, The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah wants to see if Chevrolet did anything to fix the issues he spotted on some of the early-made test cars.
The Chevy C8 Zora Corvette Due in 2025 With 1,000 Horsepower and an Attitude
Initially rumored to arrive a couple of years after the base C8 Corvette, the Zora is reportedly due to break cover in 2025. The range-topping Zora will follow new-generation models of the Z06, Grand Sport, and ZR1. The original plan was to introduce them starting with the 2022 model year, but the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted GM to shut down its factories, will probably cause one-year delays for every model.
2020 Chevy C8 Corvette vs 2020 Shelby GT500: Which Is Faster on the Track?
We’ve had this talk before. If you had to choose between a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the new and hot 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette, which one would be your poison?
It’s a tough call this one, right? Well, this video is not going to make things easier for you because it pits both performance cars on a circuit from the average driver’s perspective and as far as that is concerned, you’ll be surprised at just how evenly match these speed machines really are despite their very different natures.
Here’s What One Owner Doesn’t Like About His 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Hugely talked-about before launch and hugely talked-about after launch. That’s what we can say, in short, about the amount of coverage received by the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette. And for good reason. It’s Chevy’s first-ever mid-engined Vette and a cracking sports cars that offers thrills for a lot less money that some of its fancier rivals. As it turns out, though, the C8 Corvette is not perfect. But then again, what car is?
What Do You Really Get From the $59,995 Base Chevy C8 Corvette?
At the time of writing, Chevrolet’s website specified an entry-level price tag of $58,900 applied to the C8 Corvette, although at launch, the mid-engined sports car was announced with a $59,995 starting sticker.
Tweaking prices up and down is a common practice so there’s no surprise here, not when car sales are frozen by the COVID-19 pandemic. But let’s say your budget for a new 2020 C8 Corvette only lets you buy the entry-level variant. You’d obviously want to know exactly what features are you getting, right? But sometimes features lists can be overwhelming and a hands-on approach works better in some cases. With no showrooms open, though, let this video guide to what $59,995 gets you in a base 1LT Chevy C8 Corvette.
The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible Has Been Delayed Until 2021
Chevrolet has already confirmed that the C8 Corvette will spawn a drop-top version, but it might not be available before the 2021 model year. Yes, you guessed it, it has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that it forced GM to shut down production at its Bowling Green plant.
Here’s How the C8 Corvette Fares Against the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
In the market for an American performance coupé and in a pickle when it comes to picking your poison? Should it be a sports car? Should it be a muscle car? Tough choice, right?
Well, lucky for you, this guy took both the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette and the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 on a circuit to tell you how each of them behaves when pushed hard on a winding course.
You Won’t Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track
Flamboyant reveal events and fancily wrapped press releases aside, a sports car’s true salt is less about its spec sheet and more about what it can do out on the track. Not on the street, because traffic laws pretty much act as an equalizer that limits a high-performance car’s ability to, well, perform.
The good ol’ circuit is still the place where a sports car/supercar/hypercar has to prove its mettle and as it has done on several previous occasions, the Chevy C8 Corvette once again silences naysayers with an impressive outing against one of best corner-carving machines ever built.
The Best Corvettes Ever Made
Unveiled on January 17th at the Autorama in New York City a whopping 67 years ago, the Corvette grew from an underpowered answer to Europe’s sports car-making powerhouses to become one of the most famous cars ever manufactured in the United States. Often referred to as ’America’s Sports Car’, it now broke into the supercar arena with the release of the eighth generation. It’s, thus, a good moment to take a look back at the finest Corvettes ever made including Callaway’s finest moment.
The Corvette is such a household name in the automotive industry that few people would picture the vessel that lent its name to Chevrolet’s first foray into the world of sports cars when you say the word ’Corvette’. All but a sub-brand, the Corvette built its reputation both on the road, as a friendly grand tourer engineered to cope with the hardships of everyday driving, and on the track where it raced against and beat the Europeans and everyone else in between. Sure, there were some duds along the way including, should we say, the original Corvette C1 with that uninspiring inline-six engine but there were also many brilliant ones and here are our top 10 picks in no particular order.
We Need This Chevrolet C8 Corvette Livery To Become Reality
Remember the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R? Silly question, of course you do. The race car was active on tracks around the world between 2014 and 2019 and it even managed to snatch a victory in the GTE Pro class at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In all fairness, what brought us here today is Abimelec Design’s recent rendering of a widebody C8 Corvette that looks ready to pick up where the C7.R left off.
With Production on Hold, New Details for the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Have Surfaced
Back in January, we explained that you need to have patience and understanding in regard to C8 Corvette production and deliveries. Not long after that, a GM-UAW strike led to a delay in the start of production. Months later, the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed the world by the short and curlies, and now GM has been forced to shut down the Bowling Green factory and put production of the C8 Corvette on hold. All this, despite the heavy demand for the C8 Corvette (part of which is derived from rumors that the 20021 model year would be more expensive). In late January, we also learned that Chevy was canceling some dealer allocations,, and now order books for the 2020 Corvette are completely closed. There could be a silver lining to all of this, though, as you can now order the 2021 model year C8 Corvette and, with it, comes some fresh standard equipment.
Can the 495-Horsepower Chevy C8 Corvette Beat a 640-Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V?
Remember when we told you that these days, drag races can be a battleground where budget wagons battle luxo-barges, or fully-blown sports cars are challenged by super-sedans? Well, it happened again, since someone thought that pitting the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 against a 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is a good idea. Let’s not get silly. It’s a brilliant idea.
Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K
With the prices of cars increasing, a $20,000 used sports car has become harder to obtain these days. Not too long ago, you could afford a decent runner for $20,000 and still have enough change to buy a few cosmetic kits. But that’s no longer the case today, or at least, not for the most part. Look hard enough, though, and you can still score some good deals on used sports cars for $20,000 or less. These cars aren’t world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but they should still have enough juice to get the adrenaline flowing. They’re out there in the world. All you need to do is look for them.
A NOS’d Chevrolet Corvette C8 Can Run 10-Second Quarter Miles
We can safely assume that we’ve got past the moment where the mid-engined Corvette C8 is an absolute novelty. Articles have been written, videos have been posted on YouTube, so we already know pretty much everything there is to know about Chevy’s first-ever Corvette to have its engine mounted between the cabin and the rear axle.
As the new C8 starts to populate dealerships and owner driveways, a different kind of online content is bound to pop up, including dyno runs and drag racing. Speaking of the latter, here’s a video of a Chevy Corvette C8 running on a shot of nitrous oxide and absolutely owning the drag strip.
10 of the Fastest Cars Available for Under $15,000
There are a lot of benefits in buying a pre-owned car. Instead of being stuck on a particular segment due to budget constraints, you can actually choose a car from the higher tiers when you look at the used market. You don’t have to worry about the depreciation hit in the car as well. And, when it comes to fast, cool cars, you don’t have to wait for the run-in period to complete and you can redline it from day one. In fact, if you spend some time researching, you can find some real treasures as well. To help you out, we’ve listed ten of the fastest cars that you can get for less than $15,000.
10 Cars That Prove that the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is a Better Value For Your Money
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is arguably one of the most important models in the nameplate’s entire history. We all know that it’s the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, and while that distinction is special enough on its own, there’re more to it than that, too. The base version of the Corvette C8 packs an equally new 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The numbers don’t really scream “supercar!” in the way other models on this list do, but this is one of those times when brochure numbers are a bit misleading.
The ‘Vette C8’s new LT2 engine is a proper race-bred engine built specifically for this iteration of the Corvette. It’s the fastest revving V-8 engine that General Motors has and, despite the impressive output, the LT2 V-8 also scores top marks in fuel efficiency. The Corvette C8’s Tremec-sourced eight-speed dual-clutch transmission was also made specifically for the Corvette C8, checking all the boxes for efficiency along the way. Line those up together and the Corvette C8’s ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed that should reach 190-plus mph is beyond impressive, especially when you consider that this model costs less than $60,000. Simply put, there’s no other car in the market today that can give you that kind of bang for the buck that’s required to buy one. Yes, that includes the supercars on this list.
This Five-Car Mashup Rendering Is the Epitome of Unfulfilled Desire
Renderings often serve as a fun expression of what we expect from new cars or the evolution of current cars. Sometimes, people create fun, unique renderings that look back on iconic cars from the past with a modern twist of what they would look like today. Every now and then, however, something truly amazing comes to digital life, and that’s the case with the rendering we’re about to discuss here. In short, someone took styling cues from a handful of cars that are iconic in their own right and created an all new car that has never existed and never will exist. Is this what it would look like if some of the greatest car companies in the world came together to build a truly unique supercar?
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Now Has an Official Nurburgring Lap Time
After months of waiting and speculating, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 now has an official Nurburgring lap time. There were rumors that the eighth-generation Corvette — it’s also the first-ever mid-engine Corvette — posted a lap time of 7:28.30 around the famous race track, but TheDrive managed to catch the sports car’s alleged lap time — 7:29.9 — in a trailer for a two-part Corvette C8 documentary.
Well, Chevrolet has since confirmed that the Corvette C8 did post a 7:29.9 lap time. There you have it, folks. The eighth-generation Corvette C8 now has an official Nurburgring lap time. It’s not as fast as we thought it was going to be, but it’s still faster than a lot of performance cars that cost more than double the amount you’ll have to pay to go home with a Corvette C8.
Chevy is Reportedly Canceling Some Dealer Allocations of the 2020 C8 Corvette – But It’s Not What You Think
A video posted by Chevy Dude, a Youtuber and Chevy Salesman that tends to get a lot of insider information, has brought forth news that Chevy is revoking or canceling C8 Corvette allocations to dealers nationwide. The amount of allocations is said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 percent. Right off the bat, this sounds troubling, especially if you’ve placed an order, but it’s not as cut and dry as it sounds.
The C8 Corvette Z06 Is Taking Aim at the Porsche 911 GT2 RS on the Track!
If you’re about tired of hearing news about the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, well, this is only the beginning. We still have, at the very least, the C8 Corvette ZR1 and the C8 Corvette Z06, the latter of which is set to make its debut next and was just spotted sitting next to a 991-gen Porsche 911 GT2 RS – the proverbial best of the best on the track. What does this mean for the Corvette Z06?
Would You Buy a Chevrolet Corvette SUV If It Looked Like This?
Ford took the Mustang name and slapped it on a crossover, albeit of the electric ilk, together with the Mach-E badge. So, the obvious question was whether Chevrolet will do the same with one of its nameplates, and the Corvette, not the Camaro, was forwarded as a potential name for a high-riding Chevy.
Of course, Chevy might or might not build a Corvette-based SUV, but if it did, what would it look like? One answer comes from TheSketchMonkey, and to put it frankly, we kind of like what we’re seeing. Should we feel bad about it?
New Details About the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 Hint at a Massive Wing, Track-Focused Performance
Chevy has been quite busy since it debuted the 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray, and has introduced both the convertible and the C8.R in the short period that has passed. We’re still waiting on the ZR1, the first AWD Corvette, a couple of hybrid models (which could include the Zora ZR1, and the C8 Corvette Z06. We’re expecting the Z06 to be the next debut on the list, and now we’ve learned a little more about it, including the fact that it will feature a massive rear wing akin to that of the C8.R with one...eh… minor change.
The First Production 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Just Became the Fourth Most Expensive Vette Ever Sold at Auction
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 is living up to the hype after the first-production model carrying VIN 001 sold for a staggering $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hendrick Companies founder and CEO Rick Hendrick placed the winning bid, adding what could be one of the most desirable Corvettes in history to his extraordinary collection of American performance cars.
The first-production Corvette Stingray C8 also becomes one of the most expensive Corvette models ever sold at auction, trailing only a handful of classic ‘Vettes, including a 1967 Corvette L88 Coupe that still holds court as the most expensive Corvette ever sold in an auction setting. It fetched $3.85 million back in 2014, coincidentally, at the same Barrett-Jackson auction that the first-production Corvette C8 was sold.
Two GM Employees Test the Chevy C8 Corvette in the Right (and Illegal) Way in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Customer-bound examples of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette aren’t even in production yet, because the company is busy producing “captured test vehicles.” Be that as it may, two people have already been pulled over on the streets of Bowling Green, Kentucky for racing the Chevy C8 Corvette.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R
Corvette Racing, the oldest continuous program in top-level sports car racing of the modern era, unveiled its next chapter back in October when GM unexpectedly took the wraps off the C8.R, the GTE-spec race car based on the eighth-generation Corvette. It comes with a menacing body kit, a huge wing hanging over the back, and a flat-plane crank, 500 horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 in the middle. A pair will race in the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and at Le Mans next year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
It was back in 1999 at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona that a factory-backed racing Corvette first took to the track in an official practice session for a race. After decades of racing in privateer hands, barring some semi-factory-backed efforts that were ultimately canned due to GM’s ban on motorsport-related activities, the Corvette finally competed with backing from Detroit. 21 years later, Corvette Racing is still taking on the world’s best on America’s road courses and beyond and its latest weapon is unarguably the craziest yet.
Latest Update From Leading Corvette Salesman Paints a Clearer Picture of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
If you’re waiting for an all new 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, it’s only natural that you’re wondering when your allocation is going to come up. And, with production just now kicking off, it’s easy to wonder whether yours will be considered a 2020 or a 2021 model (and what pricing implications that will have on your bottom line.) I’m sure some of you have plenty of other questions too and now, thanks to Mike Furman – one of the most famous Corvette salesman in the world – we have some answers. Keep reading for a full update on the Chevy C8 Corvette and what’s going on behind the scenes.
Did the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Post a Sub-7:30 Lap Time Around the Nurburgring?
The production-spec, Z51 Performance Package-equipped 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has reportedly gotten its first taste of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Muscle Cars & Trucks is reporting that the next-generation, mid-engine Corvette C8 was able to lap the Green Hell in 7:28.30.
There’s no official word from Chevrolet on whether the Corvette C8 actually pulled off that lap time, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it did. The Corvette C8 was a regular guest at the ‘Ring during its testing phase and Chevy has admitted that it plans to run the mid-engined sports car around the track for some hot laps. Perhaps it’s already done it.
2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Hennessey
The mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has yet to arrive in dealerships, but Hennessey is already staking claim to an aftermarket program that could provide the Corvette C8 with as much as 1,200 horsepower. Company founder John Hennessey dropped the bombshell, saying that the program would bring a lot to the table in terms of aerodynamic enhancements, new wheels, and, of course, engine upgrade programs with different states of tune.
The availability of Hennessey’s program will largely depend on the Corvette C8’s market launch. The eight-generation ‘Vette was supposed to arrive this year, but General Motors has pushed the start of production to early 2021 — around February or March — due to the UAW strike that lasted a month before ending in October 2019. If you’re dying to get a hold of this 1,200-horsepower, Hennessey-tuned Corvette C8, you might have to wait around a year for that opportunity.‘’
The Chevy C8 Corvette ZR1 Will Be the First AWD Corvette and Will Offer Impressive Hybrid Horsepower
The C8-generation Corvette brought radical changes to the nameplate, but upcoming versions of the sports car will take things even further. We already learned that the new-generation Z06 will feature a twin-turbo V-8 for the first time, and it seems that the upcoming ZR1 will introduce electrification and all-wheel drive to the iconic Corvette nameplate. The latest rumor claims that the ZR1 will hit the road with no less than 900 horsepower.
Watch the Genovation GXE Electric Corvette Hit a New Top Speed
An all-electric Chevrolet Corvette might have seemed like an odd idea a decade ago, but it’s an acceptable thought in 2019. That’s because Chevy already announced plans to electrify the Corvette but, more importantly, it’s because some companies actually converted existing Corvettes to accept EV drivetrains. Genovation is one of the companies, and its modified C7 Corvette is capable of top speeds in excess of 200 mph. Specifically, the GXE just hit a top speed of 210 mph, a benchmark that many sports cars and even some supercars can only dream of.