As you probably know, Chevrolet has dropped the Corvette’s front-engine architecture for the eighth generation of the redesigned car, making the new 2020 model the first mid-engine production Corvette, or the C8 in fandom speak. We had a chance to get inside at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, as well as to spend some time (not enough?) behind the wheel.
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Why the mid-engined layout? It’s the holy grail component for performance since it offers ideal weight distribution. And although we haven’t tested the Corvette on a racetrack, we put it — and its 490- or 495-horsepower (depending on equipment options), 6.2-liter V-8 — through its paces on public roads in Southeast Michigan. Was it all we’d hoped and dreamed? Um, duh.
Watch the video for more, and stay tuned for more videos from the show, which opens its doors to the public today through Dec. 1.
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