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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Races Camaro ZL1 1LE and Hellcat Redeye
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a massive appetite for both drag and track races. Winning them, too. Not that long ago, Ford’s top dog showed it is no pushover in front of the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, beating the Hellcat effortlessly in a quarter-mile race. But this time, it has to face the Redeye.
As it turns out, the Shelby GT500 is also well-equipped to do battle against its domestic rivals. In this new episode of Throttle House, the go-fast Mustang had to face the challenge of Chevrolet’s ZL1 1LE and Dodge’s Challenger Hellcat Redeye, under the close supervision of Jason Cammisa and Randy Pobst.
Bet You Didn’t Know the U.S. Air Force Uses the Chevy Camaro to Help Land U2 Spy Planes
There are a lot of businesses and institutions that use cars to support their activities. You’ve got your police forces, the army, your airport support vehicles, you get the point.
Speaking of airports, the U.S. Air Forces use Chevrolet Camaro SS chase cars that help land U-2 spy planes. That’s right, the mighty U-2 needs to be guided for a successful landing from a fast car because its highly-specialized build is more suited to high-altitude flying than landing easily.
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.
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
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!
Lock it Down: The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has "Instant Collectible" Written All Over it
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has arrived. Mind you, the Corvette C8 isn’t just the latest-generation Corvette to arrive. Everyone who has waited to see a mid-engine Corvette can finally breathe a sigh of relief. It’s here, folks! After 60 years of waiting — it’s been a long wait that included many prototypes that almost made it to production — the vision of Zora Arkus-Duntov has finally come alive. There are a lot of firsts that come with the arrival of the Corvette C8, not just for the model itself, but for Chevrolet as a company. It stands to reason then that this could be one of the most important models of the Chevrolet Corvette in its long and illustrious history. And as one of the most collectible cars in the auto industry, you can be sure that the C8 has “instant collectible” written all over it. Don’t be surprised if the first-production model ends up in an auction house sometime in the latter part of the year. All bets are off if that happens, ladies and gentlemen. If you thought the $2.7 million price tag the final-production Corvette C7 fetched last month at the Barrett-Jackson auction is too much, wait until you see the frenzied bidding that will come in the auction of the first-production Corvette C8.
Here’s What Nobody Is Telling You About the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette represents the most radical, yet required evolutional step for the Corvette name and maybe even Chevrolet and GM as a whole. In terms of tech, design, aerodynamics, and performance, the new C8 Corvette is a massive departure from the C7 and the models that came before it. With the C8, Chevy is rewriting the rule book for its performance division, and the new C8 will probably lead to a number of significant changes within GM as a whole over the next decade.
With the C8 being such a huge big step forward, there’s so much to discuss regarding it and what Chevy had to do to create such a powerful car worthy of the supercar name with a price point that starts below $60,000. It certainly wasn’t easy, and since we were there for the C8’s big debut, we thought it would only be fitting to discuss what the mainstream media and other automotive outlets just aren’t telling you about the new C8 Corvette. With that in mind, I invite you to join me on a journey that dives deeper into the C8 Corvette and exposes what nobody else is talking about.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Found A Way Around the U.S. Ban On Sequential Turn Signals
The car industry has evolved to the point where we can have cool lighting systems on our vehicles, like Matrix headlamps or sequential turn signals. However, Matrix lights aren’t yet allowed in the U.S., while sequential turn signals are very rare due to a silly regulation by the United States Department of Transportation. Lexus and Audi, for instance, had to remove sequential turn signals from some of their cars in the U.S. because they were, wait for it, too small. Fortunately, Chevrolet found a loophole in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for lamps and equipped the C8 Corvette with sequential turn signals.
Two Trunks Ensure The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Will Be As Practical As Possible
The eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette was finally unveiled officially during a dedicated event in Irvine, California, and, in the hours that have passed since that genuinely historical moment, the internet has been filled to the brim with material about the first production Corvette with the engine behind the seats. Now, this means that the Corvette finally becomes a bona fide supercar after being a Grand Tourer that hit above its weight for decades. The figures too back the reposition of America’s Sportscar in the market but Chevy knows full well that its core customer base wants a practical, user-friendly car and the C8 won’t disappoint in this department as we shall explain.
The first things you probably heard about the new-for-2020 Corvette C8 is that the base model, called the Stingray, will be powered by an updated version of the C7’s push-rod 6.2-liter V-8 - now dubbed LT2 - that will produce 490 horsepower without the Z51 Performance Package that, among many other things, adds five ponies. You’ve also heard that if you opt for the Z51 Performance Package, the base model C8 will sprint from naught to 60 mph in under three seconds or, in other words, as fast as the quickest C7, the 755 horsepower ZR1 that was on sale for anywhere between $120,900 and $155,300. You also know that the C8 won’t cost $120,000 and it won’t even cost $100,000 or $80,000, Mark Reuss announcing a sub-$60,000 base MSRP. But what about practicality? With the hatchback gone, where will you fit all your stuff?
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Mixes Two Technologies No Other Car in the Segment Has
Every time an automaker launches a really expensive supercar we expect it to come with a range of extraordinary or industry-first features. Not so much when we’re dealing with more affordable sports cars, but the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is an exception from this rule thanks to boasting cylinder deactivation technology combined with a dual-clutch transmission.
The New 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette’s interior is befitting of a supercar, even though it will start at under $60,000
Corvette interiors were never anything to write home about. Sure, they improved from generation to generation in terms of materials quality, design, as well as fit and finish, but there was nothing especially remarkable that put them ahead of other sports car interiors. This has now all changed with the all-new mid-engined Corvette C8 which features an interior that makes the C7’s interior look like a spiced up Chevy Cruze.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette May Be Cool and All, But Tt’s Not As Practical As The C7
The Chevrolet Corvette just became an even more awesome car with the release of C8-generation. Not only it boasts more technology than ever, but it also made the switch to a mid-engined layout. America’s coolest sports car ditched its traditional configuration to move into a segment that includes sports cars like the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 GTB, and McLaren 720S. That’s insanely cool! But the C8 Corvette isn’t all bells and whistles. When it comes to trunk space, the mid-engined Corvette isn’t as practical as its predecessor.
We’ve Seen Nose-Lift Tech on Super Cars Before, but the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Takes it to a Whole New Level
Chevrolet just unveiled the highly anticipated C8 Corvette. It’s not only the first mid-engined Corvette in history, but the C8 also packs some ground-breaking technology. Like most supercars out there, the C8 Corvette features a nose-lift system, but it’s a bit different than what you get from other brands.