Chevrolet has unveiled the all-new 2020 Corvette, and it's the most dramatic redesign in the 67-year history of Chevy's iconic sports car. Breaking with tradition stretching back to 1953, the new Corvette uses a mid-engine design similar to exotic supercars such as Ferrari, McLaren, and Bugatti.
One thing has remained the same. The 2020 Corvette is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine. The LT2 engine makes 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. There will be no manual transmission, however. The Corvette will come with an 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle driving the rear wheels.
"This transmission shifts faster and better than any human ever could," said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.
With a curb weight just under 3,400 pounds, the new Corvette is capable of accelerating from 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds.
The interior of the new Corvette is likely to be controversial. The driver is surrounded by all the controls and technology. There's nothing for the passenger to do but look out the window and hold on. Even the center infotainment screen is angled towards the driver. Climate controls are found on a long strip of buttons on the center console.
Chevrolet also announced the base price of the new supercar at "less than $60,000." This was perhaps the biggest news of the press conference, because it keeps the new Corvette affordable. The base price of the Corvette is a fraction of the price tag of the mid-engine supercars from Audi, Acura, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.
Buyers can pre-order the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette now at http://www.chevrolet.com. The Corvette is expected at dealers in early 2020.
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