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Car and Driver Names 2020 Corvette Stingray a 10Best

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible
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Since its debut the 2020 Corvette Stingray has captivated sports car enthusiasts and impressed automotive experts. And the well-deserved attention just keeps coming (recently Motor Trend named the Stingray its Car of the Year for 2020), with the experts at Car and Driver magazine naming the well-equipped, stylish and thrilling-to-drive 2020 Corvette Stingray to its 10Best list.

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“The 2020 Corvette Stingray is different. And it’s good enough to reclaim California from the grip of the imported sports car. Moving its engine to the middle has not only taken its performance to new heights, but the sports car’s image has been catapulted from mouth-breathing, tire-smoking semi–muscle car to supercar disruptor in a single bound,” according to Car and Driver writer Scott Oldham.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray needs precious few seconds, approximately 2.8, to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour thanks to its well-tuned naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine. Drivers wanting to hit 112 mph, need only 11.2 seconds. This road-thumping engine is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

“Performance like this isn’t just impressive for a $60,000 car — it’s impressive period,” according to GM Authority writer Sam McEachern.

Also impressive to the editors at Car and Driver according to Oldham was the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which provides an exceptionally responsive performance.

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The icing on the cake, though is that the thrilling performance the 2020 Stingray delivers is expertly complemented by its surprising quiet ride.

“Did we mention that it’s as quiet and comfortable as any grand tourer we can think of, rides with a silken compliance, and has two cargo holds?” Oldham writes.

News Source: GM Authority, Car and Driver