2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

MSRP range: $66,400 - $77,850
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review

  • Impressive power and acceleration
  • High handling limits don't take heroic skill to reach
  • Relatively affordable price for what you get
  • Cabin design can make the passenger feel isolated
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Manual transmission no longer available
  • Fully redesigned for 2020 with a new mid-engine layout
  • 495-horsepower V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Launches the eighth Corvette generation

For 2020, the Corvette has undergone the most radical redesign in its 67-year history. Believing that they had squeezed every ounce of performance they could from the Corvette's classic front-engine and rear-drive layout, Chevrolet's engineers decided a new mid-engine layout was the way to go for its inherent advantages in weight distribution. Risky? Yes. But the result is hugely impressive.

In terms of performance, the Corvette equals or outshines cars costing twice to three times as much. The new 6.2-liter V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission are a formidable combo on the track but offer plenty of oomph and smooth operation in nearly any condition. The 2020 Corvette also imparts more information about its handling balance and grip, thereby giving its driver more confidence in taking the car up to its handling limits.

As with past Corvettes, the C8 is practical for both daily driving and long trips. Although the total cargo area isn't as usable as before, it's still large enough to fit a few pieces of luggage. There's still space for the coupe's removable targa roof panel top in the rear, and the lack of an engine up front means there's a small frunk in the nose. The new interior has a sharp, driver-focused design and fine materials throughout. A Corvette convertible is on its way too.

Downsides? Well, your passenger might not like the cabin design as much as you do. The driver focus limits access to most of the car's controls for the passenger. Additionally, the new mid-engine design has made rear visibility worse. Chevrolet has tried to mitigate it with new technology but with only partial success.

Overall, however, these are minor issues. We're hugely impressed with how the new Corvette turned out. It's stupid fast, it looks exotic and it hammers home what the Chevy's sports car has always done: Give you maximum performance at a reasonable price.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette as Edmunds' Top Rated Sports Car of 2020. See all of the Top Rated Vehicles on our Best Cars page.

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It's rare to see a car, let alone an institution like the Corvette, so radically transformed. But Chevrolet has taken its performance icon and improved it in nearly every way. It's bonkers fast, it handles beautifully, and it still manages traffic and daily errands. The styling may be controversial, but its price and performance certainly are not.
Even in a class full of impressive performance cars, the Corvette stands out. In Edmunds testing, using launch control rocketed our Z51 test car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and cleared the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds at more than 120 mph. Both times are very quick. Braking performance isn't quite as impressive, but that's largely down to the narrow front tires. We recorded panic stops from 60 mph in 105 feet, which is still a good number, and noted the Corvette's stability and excellent pedal feel.

Steering and handling are both much improved over previous Corvettes, and the car's considerable limits can be explored even by drivers with only moderate skill. Our skidpad testing showed the chassis' excellent balance with an eye-opening 1.09g, which is a number you'd expect from much more expensive performance cars. Likewise, the new eight-speed automatic transmission impresses with its smooth and quick shifts.
The new Corvette is one of the more comfortable cars in its class. Our test car had the optional MagneRide adaptive suspension. We found that it offers excellent compliance over a variety of road surfaces and smooths out bumps that would likely upset other sports cars. Adding to the comfort is the relative lack of wind and engine noise, though tire noise can be prominent on rough road surfaces.

Our drivers generally disliked our test car's optional Competition seats. Most of us started to get uncomfortable after 30 minutes because the seats are too confining. There are two less aggressive seating options available, so keep that in mind when you buy your Corvette. The climate system provides good airflow from its stylish vents.
Maybe just as striking as the exterior design, the Corvette's interior is certainly eye-catching. While it is relatively easy to use, there is quite a bit of controversy around the placement and design of the climate control buttons. They simply aren't arranged intuitively. Passengers might also feel left out since there is little they can interact with.

It's a bit more difficult to get into the Corvette than some other higher-riding sports cars, and getting out of it is more difficult still.  This predicament is exacerbated in tight parking situations. But buyers will likely figure out a way and won't be too bothered. The compromised rear visibility will take some getting used to as well. Chevy added a camera-based rearview mirror display to help out, but the blind spots created by the rear pillars are still significant.
The Corvette benefits from Chevrolet's newest infotainment system. The graphics are crisp and modern, and the touchscreen's proximity to the driver makes it easy to operate. As small as the interior is, the optional 14-speaker Bose audio system manages to produce a decent soundstage with plenty of power. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also standard.

It lacks adaptive cruise control and emergency braking, but rear cross-traffic assist is a very welcome feature, as are the cameras that help with low-speed maneuvering. An optional nose-lift system can use GPS to remember steep driveways, which is handier than you might imagine. Of course, Chevrolet's Performance Traction Management software is available and excellent.
Mid-engine sports cars aren't well-known for their practicality. But the Corvette makes pretty good use of its available space. The front trunk can hold a couple of grocery bags, and the rear is big enough for two golf bags. Rear storage all but disappears, however, when you store the Corvette's removable roof panel in the trunk.

Similar to other cars in this class, interior storage is limited to a small, shallow center console box, and an equally small pair of cupholders. The door pockets are long and lined with felt but can't hold a whole lot.
The Corvette is estimated to return 19 mpg (15 city/27 highway). On our 115-mile mixed driving evaluation route, our test Corvette returned 20.1 mpg, which is commendable given that some fairly hard driving was done. As with all high-performance cars, single digits are just a good road and a heavy foot away.
If its performance wasn't the strongest argument for buying the Corvette, perhaps the pricing will be. Starting around $60,000, the Corvette is a relative bargain among performance cars. And when outfitted with all the go-faster options, it's still a reasonable $75,000. Build quality has always been a sore spot with Corvettes, but this generation looks to have changed that. The interior looks and feels premium, and paint and panel gaps are similarly well done.
It's easy to be impressed by the new Corvette. Its performance rivals that of sports cars costing nearly twice as much, yet the Corvette is still everyday comfortable and practical. But it's the performance that shocks the most with easily explorable yet considerable limits. The transformation has been nothing short of shocking.

Which Corvette does Edmunds recommend?

While the base 1LT offers a ton of performance and a good number of features, we recommend stepping up to the 2LT trim with the Z51 Performance package. The 2LT comes with more standard equipment, such as an upgraded infotainment system and heated seats, and opens up the amount of available options. We also think it's worth getting the Z51 because it noticeably enhances the Corvette's performance.

Chevrolet Corvette models

The 2020 Corvette Stingray is available in three trims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT, each one building off the last with features and available options. All are powered by a mid-mounted 6.2-liter non-turbocharged V8 (490 horsepower, 465 lb-ft) that sends power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a first for the Corvette.

The base 1LT comes fairly well-equipped with features such as leather seats, keyless entry with push-button start, a rear camera mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker Bose audio system. Options on the 1LT are limited.

The 2LT offers a wider variety of standard and available features. Standard items include a 14-speaker Bose audio system, heated and ventilated seats, a head-up display, and more interior color choices. You also get Chevrolet's Performance Data Recorder, a system that records video of your laps as well as info such as steering angle and g-force. Optional features that aren't available on the 1LT include more aggressive seats, a front-end lift system and carbon-fiber trim.

At the top of the lineup you have the 3LT trim level. It comes with all of the standard equipment you'll find on the 2LT, plus standard GT2 sport seats, additional interior colors and more. Available features generally mirror those of the 2LT trim save for what already comes standard.

The Z51 Performance package is available on all three trims and comes with some significant upgrades to the powertrain and chassis. Cars with the Z51 package get a slight bump in power (495 hp and 470 lb-ft) thanks to a performance exhaust system. Other Z51 upgrades include a heavy-duty cooling system, adaptive suspension dampers, an electronic limited-slip differential and grippier tires.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
12 total reviews
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    Most helpful consumer reviews

    5/5 stars, Nailed It!
    Miami Vice,
    Stingray 2dr Convertible w/2LT (6.2L 8cyl 8AM)
    Just picked up a few days ago a late run 2020 convertible with all the packages. Owned 8 Ferrari’s and few Porsches. Plain and simple this is the most fun car of them all. Technology gets a good grade since you have years of GM experience folded in...not like my Ferrari or Bentley cars...toss this in because always these have nowhere near the sophistication electronically I see in new corvette. Fast and eye candy going down the street. Every car takes awhile to get use to...last Ferrari I had to drive for months to get past blind spots comfortable handling...this new Vette..took to it like a duck to water. Just AWESOME!
    5/5 stars, Great Convertible
    Pepin Aizcorbe,
    Stingray 2dr Convertible w/3LT (6.2L 8cyl 8AM)
    Great , fabulous car amazing just got mine October 6 2020.
    5/5 stars, HTC for me
    Awesome C-8,
    Stingray 2dr Convertible w/3LT (6.2L 8cyl 8AM)
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    5/5 stars, This car is the real deal
    RJF,
    Stingray 2dr Convertible w/1LT (6.2L 8cyl 8AM)
    I’ve owned several Corvettes over the years and the C8 is by far the biggest improvement over the past 3 generations. I was always a manual and coupe guy but I went with the hard top convertible with the Z51 package. The styling of the hardtop looks more exotic than the standard coup. The hard top retracts beautifully and you still maintain storage in the frunk and rear of the car while the top is down. You don’t get this in the coupe. The dual clutch transmission will make you forget about rowing through the gears. The paddle shifting is smooth and when in sport or track mode there is an amazing popping noise between gear shifts. This car is super quick off the line. I’ve done 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with few tries. You won’t regret it. I waited a year and a half to get my car an it was well worth it. Place your order with a large dealer and wait it out. Don’t pay over list price. Amazing ride you’ll be glad you bought it. Nothing but smiles. Oh, and this is just the start. Can’t wait to see the z0 6 and ZR 1 versions in the future.

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette videos

    [MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: This pairing doesn't seem to make sense. Right? Or does it? This Tesla Model Y is not only an all electric vehicle, it's also an all wheel drive SUV. And Alistair over there is in a Chevrolet Corvette, which is a rear drive sports car with a 495 horsepower 6.2 liter V8. Hi, Alistair. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Hi, Carlos. On the face of it then, this doesn't make sense, but let's look at it from another perspective. These are both enthusiast-friendly, highly desirable, high-performance motor vehicles, and besides that, we own both of them as part of our Edmunds long term test fleet. And so we thought we'd put them head to head and see which one wins. CARLOS LAGO: Now this Tesla Model Y is the performance spec, and we got the optional performance upgrade that's now rolled into the car when you get it. But anyway, we call it, affectionately, the Model Y Performance Performance, and we paid about $70,000 for it. ALISTAIR WEAVER: And this Chevrolet Corvette, we could also call the Performance Performance because it's got all go-faster goodies in it-- the Z51 package, the sports suspension, the sports exhaust, and of course, most importantly of all, red seatbelts, which was my contribution to the configuration. CARLOS LAGO: Total cost of that Corvette was roughly $80,000. What happens when they line up in a heads-up drag race, we'll find out. But first, if you like seeing videos like this and want to see more, make sure to like, comment, and subscribe, and also check the links below to see more at Edmunds. Also visit edmunds.com/sellmycar get an instant cash offer on your car. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Let's race. CARLOS LAGO: Alistair, does the Corvette have a fart on demand mode? [CAR MAKING A FARTING SOUND] ALISTAIR WEAVER: Only when I terrify the passenger. [CAR MAKING A FARTING SOUND] I just never get tired of it. It's always funny. CARLOS LAGO: It's never not funny. ALISTAIR WEAVER: If my mum was in the car, it would not be funny. CARLOS LAGO: Who's going to win between this drag race? I honestly don't know. Model Y will definitely get the initial launch, but the launch control in that Corvette is pretty good. It is cold out today, and the tire temperature matters more for that Corvette than it does for this all wheel drive Model Y. I suspect the Model Y will get the first part of the race, like the 30 or 40 miles an hour. Then Corvette should slowly reel it in as the race goes on longer, just because that's what I'd like to see, I guess. I don't know. This is good testing. This is science. [CAR MAKING A FARTING SOUND] ALISTAIR WEAVER: So I should win. American brute horsepower, mid engine, rear wheel drive, supercar versus electric SUV. Apart from the fact that he has all wheel drive, and it's called Performance Performance, I reckon this is going to be super close. Super close. [CAR MAKING A FARTING SOUND] So to get the Corvette ready, I've selected track mode, but I've also activated the PTM-- that's Performance Traction Management-- which effectively decouples the traction control, fiddles around with the stability control system, so we should now get launch control. So left foot on the brake, right foot on the throttle, and ta-ra, Tesla. Translation-- "goodbye, Tesla." CARLOS LAGO: This, of course, doesn't have launch control. You just hit the accelerator pedal as hard as you can, and that's it. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm ready. CREW: (SPEAKING OVER THE RADIO) Counting off the drivers. 3, 2, 1, go! CARLOS LAGO: Whoa! It's pretty close! It's pretty close! ALISTAIR WEAVER: This is ridiculously close. Oh, he's pulling away. Detroit horses. CARLOS LAGO: Oh! Woo! ALISTAIR WEAVER: Took control at the end. CARLOS LAGO: How cool? ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm having to break for turn one. That was mighty close 'til we kept going. CARLOS LAGO: That was so close. How cool was that? ALISTAIR WEAVER: That was very cool. I could see the little whites of your eyes as we drew alongside. Then he was just-- it was that classic electric car thing. It just didn't quite keep pulling when the revs started to rise. I just got you in the second half. CARLOS LAGO: I mean, yeah, that's definitely arrow, definitely gearing, definitely all those things. It's remarkable to see these two incredibly different vehicles-- an SUV, a sports car, EV, naturally aspirated V8, we had a transmission-- doing the exact same thing until about 80 miles an hour, maybe 70 miles an hour. That's so cool. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I reckon I had more fun doing it, though. Just, a, for the noise, but b, for the fact that it has a little fish tail off the line, then each time, it smashes through the gear. But it's a tremendous thing. I love this 'Vette. I really do. CARLOS LAGO: I think the Model Y more than makes up with that with the fart noises. [CAR MAKING A FARTING SOUND] ALISTAIR WEAVER: Did you remember to fart off the line? Because I think that might have made the difference for you. CARLOS LAGO: That was really cool, seeing the cars just keep pace right next to each other the entire run except for the end. If this thing had a second gear, it'd probably keep pace. ALISTAIR WEAVER: It's funny in the tight cam to feel that gear kick in. It's kind of weird in an electric car. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, it's strange, but that's exactly where that thing would pull ahead. It's so cool. [HONKING] [HONKING] CREW: All right, counting down the drivers in 3, 2, 1, go! CARLOS LAGO: Oh, I got the lead. I got the lead! ALISTAIR WEAVER: Woo, it's going to fly this time. Come on! CARLOS LAGO: Can I hold onto it? Oh, no, it's a photo finish-- no, it's not a photo finish. Oh, this. Nope, I lost. It was not a photo finish. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I didn't get the best traction off the line. You should have heard my pathetic little squeals because I didn't get the best of starts, and you were ahead. This is so much fun. CARLOS LAGO: The thing is, I'd wager, in the real world, the Model Y is going to be faster when you want to show off to your friends at a stoplight because you have to enter launch control in the Corvette. But in the Model Y, you just step on the go pedal as hard as possible. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I think that's a fair point. If you launch like this in the real world with the read end fishtailing and the engine screaming, yeah, you're going straight to a conversation with the powers that be. CARLOS LAGO: I think I'd still rather be in the Corvette, though. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, this thing is so much fun. Just think, we got 10 years to enjoy this. [HONKING] CARLOS LAGO: Hopefully, longer. Get it while it's hot. Get it while it's hot. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm going to spend the next 10 years of my life saving up for a GT3 Touring and then just by the very last one, dirt cake blue, matte, keep it forever. CARLOS LAGO: Drive off into the sunset. ALISTAIR WEAVER: With the last drop of petrol. CARLOS LAGO: We should do a rolling race to see how big of a launch plays into the Model Y's acceleration, because I basically am next to you from the start. And then die off as speeds increase. So I suspect that, from a rolling race, you'd probably pull ahead much more quickly. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, that would make sense unless the Tesla's instantaneous torque has a bearing. I might need to be in the right gear. CARLOS LAGO: So in this race, we're going to get to about 30 or 40 miles an hour or so, both nail it as soon as we step on the gas-- or as soon as we cross the start line, I meant to say. All right, here we go. 30 miles an hour, and then let's see what happens. ALISTAIR WEAVER: So rolling race, third time, about 35, and nail it. This is a-- yeah, still controls great. CARLOS LAGO: Oh, as soon as you get to about 80 miles an hour or so, it's just done. It's just done. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, I did use kick down there rather than holding it on the manuals. And it's interesting, I think it's only really when you get to about 70 miles an hour, that kind of area, that this thing really starts to pull away. CARLOS LAGO: I was thinking this would certainly be faster through a Whole Foods parking lot, and considering it's a compact SUV, and that's a sports car, maybe that totally makes sense. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, it's much better for frightening the family. CARLOS LAGO: Back at the Edmunds test track, we saw similar performance from these two cars. Under ideal conditions, the Corvette's launch control helped it get to 60 miles an hour faster than the Model Y at 3.2 seconds with a one foot rollout versus the Tesla's 3.4 seconds. That gap increased slightly during the course of the best acceleration run, as the Corvette beat the Model Y Performance Performance to the quarter mile by just under half a second. And surprise-- the sports car showed better braking performance and generated more lateral acceleration than the compact luxury SUV. The Corvette consistently stopped from 60 miles an hour shorter than the Tesla during repeated emergency braking runs with a gap from seven to nine feet or so. The Corvette's 1.08 average lateral G around our skid pad was very strong, too, but hey, a 0.95 G average is pretty impressive from an SUV. So, Alistair, I think we've proven that the Model Y is a fast, competent compact SUV, and the Corvette is a fast, competent sports car. Right? ALISTAIR WEAVER: Absolutely, what a wonderful piece of journalism. CARLOS LAGO: Hey, somebody's got to do it. Thank you guys for watching. If you want to see more videos like this, let us know in the comments below. If you want to see more drag races, tell us the cars you want to see drag race. More drag racing. It's good times. Good times for everybody. See you next time, kids. [HONKING]

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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $77,850
    MPG & Fuel
    15 City / 27 Hwy / 19 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
    Seating
    2 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: rear wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed automated manual
    Engine
    V8 cylinder
    Horsepower: 490 hp @ 6450 rpm
    Torque: 465 lb-ft @ 5150 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 182.3 in. / Height: 48.6 in. / Width: 76.1 in.
    Curb Weight: 4467 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.6 cu.ft.
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Corvette safety features:

    Blind-Spot Zone Alert
    Alerts you of vehicles in your blind spot with a light in the side mirrors. Helps prevent a collision when changing lanes.
    Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    When in reverse, alerts the driver of vehicles or other objects crossing behind the car. Helpful when backing out of parking spaces.
    Rear Vision Camera
    Displays a live camera video feed in the rearview mirror, replacing the reflected image. Helps mitigate the Corvette's limited rear visibility.

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    The 911 costs more than the Corvette, but the two cars are roughly equal when it comes to performance. Like the Corvette, the 911 is extremely entertaining in any guise. Unlike the Chevrolet, the Porsche will soon be available with a manual transmission. The 992 generation's interior is far better than before with a more functional design and better materials, though cargo space is still short of the Corvette's.

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    Chevrolet Corvette vs. Chevrolet Camaro

    The Camaro is one of the best-handling cars on the market, and the ZL1's supercharged V8 makes far more power than the non-turbocharged engine in the Corvette. While we dig the Camaro's performance, the interior is cramped and hard to see out of. Some of the controls are ill-placed, and the back seat is better used for storage, a boon given how small the trunk is.

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    Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Shelby GT350

    The GT350 has been out for a few years. This, plus the fact that it's still a Mustang, means that it doesn't turn nearly as many heads as the new Corvette. But it's still a hugely entertaining sport coupe thanks to its 526-hp V8, manual transmission and race-tuned suspension. If you're planning on doing a lot of high-performance driving events, this car may be the one to get.

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    Edmunds Track Tested: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

    Kurt Niebuhr by Kurt Niebuhr , Vehicle Test EditorNovember 6th, 2019

    So what's the big deal about the redesigned 2020 Corvette, a.k.a. "C8"? As you probably know if you got this far, the familiar 6.2-liter V8 engine has migrated to a compartment behind the driver, which means the new C8 is the first mid-engine Corvette in the model's illustrious history. Yes, the pushrod V8 makes more power than ever, and the relocated engine improves traction off the line — but our 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 test car tipped the scales at 3,644 pounds, a full 200 pounds more than the previous-generation Z51 Coupe. Is the C8 the ultimate performance bargain, or would it leave us wanting more? We couldn't wait to hit the track and find out.

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Testing Results

    Price as tested: $83,825
    Date of test: 10/28/2019
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Odometer: 3,640
    Powertrain: 6.2L V8 | 8-Speed Auto-Clutch Manual | RWD
    Horsepower: 495 hp @ 6,450 rpm
    Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 5,150 rpm

    2020 Corvette Acceleration

    Acceleration Test
    Result
    0-30 mph
    1.5 sec
    0-45 mph
    2.3 sec
    0-60 mph
    3.4 sec
    0-75 mph
    4.8 sec
    Quarter-mile
    11.5 sec @ 118.7 mph
    0-60 mph w/1 ft rollout
    3.2 sec

    "A near-500 horsepower Corvette that's easy to launch — what a time to be alive. Having the engine behind your shoulders does a lot to improve launch traction, but the tires still snap loose when you whack the pedal to the floor. The Key Up run had a fair bit of spin until about 30 mph, but it's nice to see the ESC just stays out of the way. Shifts are quick and effortless — not super-duper crisp like the Germans do it, but they seem just as fast. The motor pulls good and hard up to about 6,500 rpm, where, depending on traction, or the gear, it will shift up and the fun begins again. Even the Z51 specification doesn't sound anywhere near as fast as it goes, but I'm guessing the aftermarket will have something to say about that. Launch control is a simple procedure that involves selecting Track mode, activating Performance Traction Management (two quick pushes on the ESC button), holding down the brake pedal, matting the throttle and letting it go when the revs get to 3,500. It's not a brutal launch like a Tesla or something with, say, 700 horsepower, but it does get your attention. As does the wheelspin and the slight tail-out drift up to about 40 mph. Our surface isn't the grippiest, and that manifested itself through the wheelspin. But this is a real-world surface and these are real-world numbers. Shifts with launch control remain the same — quick and seamless upshifts with none of the overly exaggerated stuff you get with German 'boxes. I prefer how the Vette does it. Our SAE weather correction, and the weather, dealt us another blow by actually adding some time to the run (+0.2 sec) because of the higher-than-usual barometric pressure. But hey, this thing is still a damn sight faster than most anything else in its class."

    2020 Corvette Braking

    Braking Test
    Result
    30-0 mph
    25 ft
    60-0 mph
    105 ft

    "These braking tests show the limits of the modest, and a little narrow, 245-section Pilot Sport 4S front tires. The consistency is what we expect from a high-performance sports car, as is the stability we saw with every stop. Pedal feel is pretty good in whatever mode you're in (the C8's brake-pedal feel can be adjusted much like steering weight), but my feet aren't finely tuned enough to tell any real difference between the modes. ABS is pretty well isolated from the pedal, but you still get some buzzing through the sole of your shoe — it's not unwelcome. The 300-treadwear tires do struggle a bit, and you can feel a little sliding right after the pedal strike as well as just before you come to a full stop. A more aggressive tire would easily shave 10 feet off the distance."

    2020 Corvette Handling

    Handling Test
    Result
    Skidpad, 200-ft diameter
    1.09 g

    "It's right to expect good numbers from a Corvette, but the ease with which you can get them is likely to be a hallmark of the C8. And keep in mind, these aren't special superhero tires like a Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or some other nearly treadless wonder rubber. These are Pilot Sport 4S tires, and the fronts are only 245-section. Despite how the car looks, understeer is the dominant handling trait around the skidpad. But to the Vette's credit, the limit is easily predictable, and the understeer is easily reigned in with a slight lift of the throttle. In Tour mode, steering effort is on the light side but remains direct and fast acting. Great forward visibility gets the most out of the responsive steering and lets you make minute corrections down to the last few feet. ESC seems absent, but it is working with almost total transparency, at least during steady-state cornering. Ratcheting things up, Track mode provides a substantial increase in steering effort, sharper throttle response, sharper E-LSD response and very little, if any, ESC correction. The quickest runs involved shutting off ESC and driving the Vette around the 'pad. The rear axle is really working to get you around with near neutrality, but there's always the safety net of a little understeer. This new Vette really talks to you, something no other Vette has really done. I would still like a bit more information on what the front tires are up to, especially in higher-speed corners, but it's very difficult to fault the Vette for much more. I can take or leave the square steering wheel. It's comfortable enough, but tighter corners mean you'll eventually wind up grabbing a corner of the 'wheel.' That's a bit weird. Oh yeah, 1.09g. Pretty amazing stuff."

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Vehicle Details

    Drivetrain
    Drive Type: Rear-Wheel Drive
    Engine Type: Conventional Gasoline
    Engine Configuration: V8                                                              
    Engine Displacement (liters): 6.2                                                             
    Engine Induction Type: Naturally Aspirated
    Indicated Redline: 6,500                                                               
    Actual Redline (rev limit): 6,750                                                               
    Fuel Type: 91 octane                                                                    
    Transmission Type: Auto-Clutch Manual
    Transmission Speeds: 8
    Paddle Shifters: Yes wheel-mounted
    Downshift Rev Match/Throttle Blip: Yes
    Holds Gears at Rev Limiter: Yes 

    Curb Weight and Weight Distribution
    Curb weight as tested (lbs): 3,644                                                           
    Weight L/F (lbs): 684                                                          
    Weight L/R (lbs): 1,115                                                                 
    Weight R/F (lbs): 755                                                                    
    Weight R/R (lbs): 1,090                                                                
    Weight distribution, front (%): 39.5 

    Brakes
    ABS Type: Full ABS                                                           
    Brake Rotor Type - Front: 1-Piece Disc                    
    Brake Rotor (other) - Front: Vented
    Brake Caliper Type - Front: Fixed                                                            
    Brake Pistons - Front: 4                                                                
    Brake Rotor Type - Rear: 1-Piece Disc
    Brake Rotor (other) - Rear: Vented
    Brake Caliper Type - Rear: Fixed                                                            
    Brake Pistons - Rear: 4                                                                 
    Parking Brake: Button                           

    Tires
    Tire pressure spec - Front: 23 psi                                                  
    Tire pressure spec - Rear: 24 psi                                                   
    Tire Make: Michelin                                                            
    Tire Model: Pilot Sport 4S                                                             
    Tire Tread: Asymmetrical                                                              
    Tire Type: Run Flat                                                             
    Tire Season: Summer                                                                   
    Tire Size (sidewall) - Front: 245/35 ZR19 89Y ZP     
    Tire Size (sidewall) - Rear: 305/30 ZR20 99Y ZP
    Spare Tire Type: None                                                                 
    Tire Treadwear Rating: 300                                                                    
    Tire Temperature Rating: A                                                           
    Tire Traction Rating: AA    

    About the Driver
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