So we’re getting our second take at the mid-engine 2020 Corvette we drove it before but we drove an $85,000 z51 package like the one you see behind me they were driving track today but what I’m most excited about is we have to drive the $60,000 1lt the bass version cuz we wanted to see is it any good and the short answer is yes Chevrolet clearly has some ambitious Supercar beating goals.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review 2020 With this drastic change in layout but does that mean that everyday bass versions ride quality has been ruined it something that C6 and C7 generation says I’m always done well especially in base trim levels and answer is not at all the ride quality is unbelievably boring after driving a long stretch of highway the CH ride can best be described as a Serene the increase chassis rigidity.
What comes standard are Michelin all season tires vs. the sea sevens Michelin summer Tires before you get all upset that all seasons come standard on a mid-engine Supercar know that straight-line acceleration is barely affected with these 305 motor was held up extremely well during acceleration.
While Chevrolet says 0 to 60 for the base model with these all seasons is still 3.0 seconds vs 2.9 seconds for the z51 package with summer Tires traction is just having all of that weight around the rear tires distribution is 40 in the front and 60 in the rear and you can really feel that as far as an acceleration where there’s not a lot of wheel spin even with all season tires on the street hardtop Corvette owners are familiar with their six been around for many generations and they comes off in the same way as previous car is when that roof is stored in the trunk it takes up almost all usable area for larger items we had to move two backpacks to the front the front trunk.
Because it just wasn’t any space for an experience is overall like 70% of what you get from a convertible there is a retractable hardtop convertible on its way and with that gets you is a roof that goes down by its own instead of manually removing it then also a big part of the convertible with the Corvette is that with the top down that cargo area behind the engine is unaffected but great.
That every vet does come with a removable roof it’s really pleasant experience although if you do have longer hair recommend bringing hair tie with you cuz that are the waves Channel Through the car feels like it hits you in the back of the head so yes the mechanics the ride quality of the news that will support some great Road trippin and what’s new is also that the interior is a nice place to be especially if you want to spend a lot of time the high-quality base model has a decent amount of materials and the controller and steering wheel have a sense of weight and quality that was missing from the C7 Vette owners no longer have to make excuses for the interior because even in base models you get a decent piece and if you open your pocketbook the interior can be covered in an assortment of high-quality materials including Nappa leather and genuine aluminum carbon fiber and suede microfiber the larger problem with interior is over-the-shoulder visibility and passenger accommodations you know nobody expected great visibility from a mid-engine car none of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review
them are really good would make the car more livable are electronic assist like blind spot monitoring the bummer though is that none of those are included on a $60,000 car not even is optional you have to step up to the 2 LT trim level which starts at $67,000 the passenger space is also hot in the driver in the vet is great.
With the driver Focus lay out all the controls and screens are within easy reach in View and I love the view out the windshield and have a car wraps around you on the passenger side though the tall center console Ridge feels like a partition and it’s less inviting for passengers they’re really feel part of the experience
When riding shotgun in the new vet that’s what you do get standard for $60,000 and that’s if this engine and transmission combo the 490 horsepower 6.2 L V8 dual clutch transmission is a world-class transmission that pairs perfectly with the meaty 6.2 L and that is a star $60,000 starting price Die Hard manual transmission fans yes there is no
but if you like Driving Manual.
Because the direct and control that you had know that the paddle shifters are extremely responsive and it doesn’t get much better than how fast these paddle shifters a response inputs Chevrolet says they’ve been able to get that responsiveness because the shifters are connected directly to the transmission control module rather than going through the rest of the vehicle Control Systems which can create the lag I preferred the directors of the manual mode on the street.
But the automatic was the way to go on z51 cars on the track where the slightest throttle tip-in picked a perfect gear and rev-match downshift are smooth and well-chosen I feel no need to try and outsmart the clearly smarter than me calibration the z51 is track mode on a slower autocross though I did prefer the manual mode because at slower speeds 0 to 50 vs 3220 on the the transmission didn’t want to upshift when I wanted to hold a gear now is driving pre-production cars and did experience some low speed judder that the cars are rolling off the line.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray But it wasn’t as frequent as what I’ve experienced in a BMW M3 M4 with a DCT and is more on par with the Porsche pdk transmission all of my Street Drive was done in bed base model 1lt $61,000 car that only had optional wheels and optional battery package at the same event though he’s able to hop into a z51 the performance package that for $5,000 gifts you a new suspension summer Tires additional cooling an electronically-controlled limited slip diff more downforce and this standard performance exhaust dad bumps up horsepower to 495 no tracking the z51 really only whetted.
My appetite for the more aggressive version that will surely come I didn’t get fully familiar with the car after only a half-dozen Sorel apps but my initial reaction is to be more gingerly than I expected using Trail braking, to help the Lantern versus just Wheeling into a corner that you could with it if some of those special editions of other bats like the transport back was really just how quickly it darts
From corner to corner it feels light on its feet and highly responsive thousand-dollar car the lack of visibility age is my one hesitation from recommending a truly base model car because visibility is so poor I relied on my passenger to scout out playing changes for me and driving in the city was a really high strong experience no blind spot rear cross-traffic Alert in the rearview mirror camera help for sure but you can only get those of the two LT 2LT is also going to give you he didn’t see it the heated steering.
Wheel as well as performance data recorder for recording video especially when you’re on the track and you also get a head-up display and upgraded stereo now that 2LT cost $67,000 and you got to buy the $1,200 optional performance exhaust you know the V8 is really.
What makes the Corvette Corvette and you want to hear it the stock exhaust just a little too quiet by the loud pipes in even at 6869 thousand dollars here’s the thing that’s still feels like a bargain York