2020 Corvettes at Carlisle Brings Strong Reactions from Fans

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will weight just 101 pounds more than the coupe, according to a recently leaked GM document. Per a photo posted to CorvetteForum, the mid-engine Corvette will supposedly knock the quarter-mile out in just 11.3 seconds at 121 mph. We have to underscore the photo hasn’t been confirmed as legitimate and was apparently taken during the Corvettes at Carlisle event. Per the forum user, he snapped the photo from a booklet that detailed many 2020 Corvette Stingray specs. It’s unclear if this figure is possibly for the base Corvette or for the sports car’s optional Z51 package that adds 5 additional horsepower, 9007 led bulbs on the front headlight, and a few other performance goodies.


As if there weren’t already enough reasons to attend the up-coming Corvettes At Carlisle event, now enthusiasts have one more superb reason to make the trek to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In the meantime, the next best thing is seeing not one, but two C8s on display under the big top of Team Chevrolet’s tent. One of the new Corvettes will be housed in a 30×30-foot glass box with monitors telling each and every guest nearly everything about the C8. The second car will be on an open-air platform, which will be the spot for several walk-arounds by the Team Chevrolet crew each day.

This year’s show, presented by Corvette America, runs August 22-25 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and will not only host the C8…it’ll host another C8. That’s right, not one, but two C8s will be on hand. Each will be within the Team Chevrolet tent on the midway for product walkarounds with Team Chevrolet engineers. One C8 will be showcased within an impressive 30 x 30-foot glass display with info monitors, tech sessions and more. This set up will also include the second Corvette on a platform where Team Chevrolet will host walkarounds each day.


While the Z06 hasn’t been officially confirmed by GM, its production is as inevitable as a GT3 variant for the Porsche 992 911. With the C8 Corvette being produced in a right-hand drive from the factory, and being sold in Australia from late-2020, there is a high chance that the Z06 will arrive in the USA – even if it is in extremely limited numbers.

Team Chevrolet always brings a solid core of engineers and product specialists to Carlisle and 2019 is no different. Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter is expected to be on hand, while Harlan Charles is confirmed to appear. At the reveal last month, GM gave the 2020 Corvette’s weight at 3,366 pounds dry. According to the booklet, the entry-level coupe weighs 3,535 pounds with fluids, and puts on another 42 pounds with the Z51 package, coming in at 3,577 pounds. The convertible weighs 102 pounds more than the coupe, at 3,637 pounds; there’s no weight listed for a convertible with the Z51 package.


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