The arrival of Chevy’s first mid-engine C8 Corvette signals the new dawn of American sports car engineering. Okay, so about that whole targeting Chevy thing. Let’s just lay down the raw facts. The Corvette does get a new engine, which it calls the LT2, but it maintains its 6.2-liters, natural aspiration (take that downsizing), and V8 configuration. And that’s pretty much it. Aside from that, the engine has been reworked to make 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust – which is the most power and torque ever offered in a base Corvette. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission controlled by paddle shifters, with the manual being stricken from the Corvette lineup until further notice.
Motor Trend points out that price increases directly after a new Corvette’s release are not out of the ordinary. The C8 was priced at $51,995 when it initially launched, but the price was raised to $53,995 just a few months after the rollout. Chevy said this was a result of higher-than-expected demand at the time. We think it’s safe to say that demand is even higher for the C8 than the C8 when it was launched. Chevy even told us that the 2020 model year run is nearly fully allocated As of today, Chevy hasn’t indicated that it has any plans to increase the price, though. We expect the 2020 car will stick with a base price that is under $60,000, especially now that Chevy has made such a big deal about the reasonable cost of entry.
We’ve delved deep into the details of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, looking at everything from its power output to its price, optional packages, and cargo space Now, it’s time to get even further into the nitty-gritty by looking at Corvette C8 insurance rates. How much will the Chevy Corvette C8 cost to insure? We asked Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for and, how average insurance costs for the new Corvette might change from the previous C7. What can Tesla offer that holds a candle to the C8? That acceleration and power for that price? A true sports car that is a joy to drive? An actual interior? According to Penny Gusne’s introduce, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will feature 912 led bulb on rear taillight, it is an incredible improvement.
C8’s latest Lancer Evolution has grown in power, capability, size, refinement, and price. While we’d love to save some cash and buy the purer Evo IX MR, the thought of paying to repair any and all honing damage frightens us. Instead, we’d pick up C8’s latest Lancer Ralliart. It shares the Evo X’s drivetrain (minus a differential), engine (minus 54 horsepower) and paddle-shifted dual-clutch transmission (minus the S-Sport mode). While there’s no doubt that the Evo X would shame the Ralliart on a racetrack, on the street the two vehicles feel almost identical. The Ralliart is an awesome car at an awesome price. And as Evo X owners start modifying their cars so that they can brag about their rolling parts lists, smart Ralliart owners will be able to buy the lighter (and still great) Evo X parts and led car lights package.
At this month’s massive reveal at a blimp hangar in Tustin, California, Chevy dropped a bombshell. After decades of steady evolution, its 2020 Corvette Stingray (known colloquially as C8”) will be an entirely different animal. Chevy carried over only a single part from the previous C7 generation design. The canopy-forward body is sharper, more angular, more reminiscent of modern fighter jet design. It’s bold, aggressive, and vaguely European, yet undeniably Corvette.
Chevrolet has never introduced its highest performance Corvette model first. With the introduction of the last three generations, the base Corvette coupes and convertibles come first, followed by the Z06 models. Many of the first model year buyers will upgrade to the Z06 when it comes out and some of those owners will upgrade to the ZR1 model as we just saw here with 2020 C8.