In July of 2019, Chevrolet revealed images of the 2020 Stingray – the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette and a re-imagined model that will bring new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.
“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout . . . In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.” – GM President Mark Reuss
Unmistakably a Corvette, the 2020 Stingray has a bold, futuristic design that conveys motion and power from every angle. The use of premium materials and attention to detail were critical when designing this all-new performance Chevrolet. Additional design features include low profile headlamps, large side air intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance, large rear hatch that showcases the engine with seven air vents, and dual-element LED taillights with animated turn signals.
Owners can completely personalize their 2020 Stingray with more options available than before. The all-new Corvette comes with 12 exterior colors, six interior color themes, six seat belt colors and two optional stitch packages. In addition, owners can choose between three seat options: GT1, GT2 and Competition Sport.
For the 2020 Stingray, there have been improvements to the overall handling of the Corvette. The structure of the vehicle has been designed around its backbone: the center tunnel. This allows the light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. Solid with a connected-to-the-road feel, drivers of the Corvette Stingray will feel minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.
“Our mission was to develop a new type of sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars . . . ” – Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer
Inside the 2020 Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine which produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust – the most horsepower and torque of any entry Corvette!
The biggest update to the Corvette can be found in the lubrication and ventilation system. A Chevrolet first, the base Stingray will use an engine-mounted dry sump oil system and three scavenge pumps for improved track performance.
We can’t wait to see the 2020 Corvette Stingray in action, which goes into production in late 2019.