We know you want the new Corvette — but just how much? Chevrolet announced today that the 2020 Corvette Stingray will start at $59,995, including a $1,095 destination charge, a modest $3,000 price bump compared with the old generation.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the big news for the C8 generation of the Corvette is the move to a mid-engine setup, as well as the automaker’s claim that it’s the fastest, most powerful entry in the nameplate’s 67-year history.
Backing that up are some pretty big numbers. Standard is the familiar 6.2-liter V-8, but the next-generation of this engine, dubbed LT2, has been updated to produce 490 horsepower, up 35 hp versus the outgoing base Corvette. The good news: The engine is standard across the lineup (it was an upgrade on the previous-gen Corvette); the bad is that the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard and there’s no manual option.
The base price is for the 1LT model, on which standards include eight-way power leather front seats, performance run-flat all-season tires, a removable body-color roof panel, Bose 10-speaker premium sound system, push-button start, drive-mode selector, 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system and 12-inch configurable gauge cluster.
The 2LT trim will start at $67,295 and add a full-color head-up display, wireless phone charging, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bose 14-speaker premium sound system, navigation, a camera-based rearview mirror, a performance data recorder, a front curb-view camera, a rear cross-traffic alert system and a blind spot warning system.
The top-level 3LT trim starts at $71,945 and adds GT2 seats with Napa and Mulan leather and carbon-fiber trim, and a leather- and suede-wrapped cabin. The Z51 Performance Package is $5,000 on any trim level and adds a performance exhaust and suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, rear spoiler, front splitter, performance brakes and uprated tires. Chevrolet quotes a sub-3-second zero-to-60-mph time for models with the Z51 Performance Package.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019 and the automaker is taking preorders now.
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