2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray looks wild! First look and specs revealed | carsales

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray looks wild! First look and specs revealed | carsales


The first ever mid-engine Corvette will be
a truly global vehicle, and Holden has confirmed that it will be coming to Australia. Powered by a thumping 6.2-litre V8 engine,
it belts out almost 500hp [super: 370kW/640Nm] and this drives through an eight-speed dual-clutch
transmission to the rear wheels, and it looks like no other Corvette ever made. The all-American sports car will be built
in left and right-hand drive – which means it’s coming to Australia – and it follows
66 years and 7 generations of Corvette history. The new car will be extremely fast, thanks
to its free-spinning V8 and dual-clutch automatic. Chevy says the gearbox can change gears way
faster than any human can. Expect the 0-100km/h sprint to take around
3.0 seconds flat and top speed will be around 300km/h. The car looks a bit like the lovechild of
a Honda NSX and a Ferrari Portofino, its wide stance and exotic proportions delivering the
sort of design rarely seen in an all-American sports car. Touted as the best Corvette ever made, the
new coupe’s rear end is probably the most iconic, featuring signature Corvette brake
lights and quad exhaust pipes. It also comes with removable roof panels,
giving it a sleek, exotic profile. Chevy has completely redesigned the aero and
cooling systems. The big V8 engine is visible through a glass
screen at the back of the car, which is fed oxygen through a pair of huge, angular air
intakes behind the doors. The driver’s seat is moved forward to allow
more room for the engine, which is slotted in right behind the driver. The new corvette is 50 per cent stiffer than
its predecessor. It has a better centre of gravity thanks to
the centrally mounted seats, which contribute to enhanced handling dynamics and responsiveness. Step inside the vehicle and as well as claiming
more leg room, the cockpit is extremely driver-focussed, the touchscreen angled towards the driver. There’s a Ferrari-inspired oversquare steering
wheel and all the heating and cooling controls have been pushed away, located on a long bridge
near the passenger. There’s a fully digital dashboard and three
seat options are available. And Chevy says this is the most luxurious
Corvette ever built. This sports car has been dubbed a milestone
vehicle for general motors. It says this new model an attainable sports
car and will be priced at less than $60,000 in the US. That said, expect the price will be well into
six figure territory when it arrives in Australia, which will be around 2021. Production of the new Chevrolet corvette will
begin in late 2019 with US buyers getting the cars first in 2020.