The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine version in the model's history, and promises supercar performance at a bargain basement price of less than $60,000. We already know the Corvette will be made in right-hand drive but we will have to patiently wait for confirmation the new C8 will indeed be available in the UK. The package launches the new mid-engine Stingray from 0-60 miles per hour in fewer than 3 seconds, almost a second faster than the 2019 Corvette Stingray, the company notes.
Next up is the 2020 Corvette Stingray 2LT, which will start at $67,295 including destination.
Chevrolet has revealed U.S. pricing and specification for the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette, providing the first concrete clues as to how Australian Corvettes may be specified. As well as carrying a 365kW/630Nm 6.2-litre V8 in its middle, attached to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the 1LT includes eight-way adjustable electric leather seats, dual-zone climate control, leather steering wheel, 10-speaker Bose sound system, eight-inch colour infotainment touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 12.0-inch configurable digital instrument display, high-definition rear-view camera and rear park assist and LED headlights.
The front gets a spoiler lip camera, to help you avoid curbing the front of the vehicle, and there are power folding mirrors, blind-spot warnings, and rear cross traffic alerts.
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The Z51 package can be added to any of these model options for an additional $5000. The 3LT comes with some different seats clad in leather, leather and suede accents throughout the interior, and some carbon fiber interior trim pieces. It comes with the performance exhaust, more aggressive suspension setup, electronic limited-slip rear differential, improved powertrain cooling, and bigger brakes.
In an interesting twist, if you opt for the Z51 Performance Package, which boosts the engine output to 495 bhp from the standard 490 bhp, the 'Vette's maximum velocity actually falls slightly.
In addition to disclosing the base pricing of the 2020 Stingray, the company also announced pricing for trims and other optional features.
Beyond the Z51, a hydraulic lift for the nose to clear speed bumps or steep driveways will add $1,495 to the bottom line. It's price point makes it among the cheapest mid-engine cars on the market.