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Mid-Engine Corvette Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

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MotorTrend recently announced its coveted 2020 award winners. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette earned the prestigious title of 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year.

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The reasoning behind the award

Each year, MotorTrend presents “Golden Calipers” to the SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year, and Car of the Year winners. This year, MotorTrend announced the winners at a ceremony held in its Los Angeles headquarters.

In order to receive an award, a vehicle must exceed in the efficiency, performance of the intended function, safety, engineering excellence, value, and advancement in design categories. After evaluating an array of cars, MotorTrend named the Chevrolet Corvette the Car of the Year.

The judges appreciated the cabin of the 2020 Corvette, which has a stylish design and practical features, like its drive mode selectors and easy-to-use touch screen. The cabin also allows you to have quiet rides, even when reaching 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

While the car provides a comfortable and smooth driving experience along with a powerful performance, the judges also praised the Corvette for its value. The mid-engine sports car allows you to drive confidentially and utilize high-quality features, all at a reasonable price point.

When evaluating the Corvette on other categories, the judges gave the car high marks on engineering excellence and performance of the intended function. While the NHTSA has not crash-tested the Corvette, it’s likely that the car would have similar safety scores to other new GM models.

MotorTrend International Bureau Chief Angus MacKenzie said, “The C8 represents the biggest step-change since the original Acura NSX in terms of being a usable everyday mid-engine supercar.”

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With the title of 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, it seems that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will continue turning heads, thanks to the complete redesign of the sports car.

News Source: MotorTrend