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[PHOTOS] Chevy’s Spectacular New Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray Was Worth the Wait

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With cutting-edge supercar design, a top 0-60 time of less than three seconds, and a starting price of less than $60,000, the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray more than lives up to the hype.

Years in the making, the Corvette Stingray has been completely re-engineered and redesigned for a new generation. The highlight of this overhaul is the car’s mid-engine design, which delivers improved weight distribution, performance, control, and visibility.

Visible through a panel in the rear hatch, the Corvette’s 6.2-liter small-block V8 engine now sits behind the driver. When equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, this engine puts out 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque — more muscle than any previous entry-level Corvette. It’s paired with a Chevy-first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission for precise control and quick shifts.

Reserve Yours Now: Learn more about the new 2020 Corvette Stingray

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The new Corvette is designed to handle all this power with ease. Lightweight aluminum, a stiff structure, a low center of gravity, coil-over dampers, and new electronic steering combine to deliver outstanding grip, balance, and responsiveness.

The next-gen Corvette’s looks are just as remarkable as its performance and handling. The exterior boasts a sleek, sculpted look with an aggressively forward-positioned cockpit, big air intakes, low-profile headlamps, quad exhaust tips, and 12 paint-color options. Inside, the driver-centric cockpit features a squared-off steering wheel, cut-and-sewn leather, carbon fiber or aluminum trim, six color scheme possibilities, and three seat options.

Drivers will find an array of advanced features inside the new Corvette. Six driving modes, one-touch Bluetooth pairing, wireless charging, a customized instrument cluster, real-time traffic, and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system are just a few of the technologies included with every model.

A release date hasn’t been given yet for the new Corvette, but it will go into production toward the end of 2019. There’s already a website where would-be owners can customize and reserve a model. When the 2020 Corvette Stingray does hit dealer lots, the entry-level trim will carry a price tag under $60,000 — ensuring that ownership of this next-level American supercar remains attainable to a broad range of drivers.  

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