2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8
- 6.2L/490HP V8
- 8 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
- 2 LT Trim Package
-Torch Red paint
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“2020 C8 Corvette First Drive Review: It's Brilliant” –Automobile magazine, October 2019
In what can only be described as one of many “rave” reviews of the 2020 “C8” Corvette, Automobile magazine continued: “It drives brilliantly. The 2020 Chevy Corvette is a balanced, incredibly quick, and capable thing, packed with performance-enhancing technology optimized by some of the world's best chassis tuners. Its composure, the delicacy of its feel, and its holistic execution are perhaps unlike any other vehicle's in the history of General Motors—and GM has kicked out more satisfying cars than we have space to list.”
The magazine's conclusion: “Despite switching to a layout that on its face would seem to promise a harder-core experience, the C8 is more sophisticated, more comfortable, and more approachable than any Corvette that's come before.”
The Torch red-over-Jet black leather C8 offered here is essentially brand new, with only 142 total miles on the car since it was delivered by Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet in Pontiac, Michigan just over a month ago. As you'd expect, the condition of the Corvette, front-to-back, side-to-side, and top-to-bottom is factory-fresh. There are no paint defects; no wear on trim (including the black body trim); no deviations from new on interior surfaces; not a hint of a blemish on the wheels; not even a spec of dust on the engine, its compartment, or the car's chassis.
A few more bits of praise from Automobile magazine on the drivetrain: “The engine: In a nutshell, the engine is a dry-sumped evolution of the C7's LT1 that uses equal-length exhaust runners and with myriad assemblies and accessories moved to accommodate the engine location and to allow lower placement. It makes 490 horsepower in regular trim... (torque is 470 lb-ft with the exhaust, 465 without) and feeds its fusillade to the rear wheels via a Tremec-sourced eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. It's a formidable pairing.”
This car's color combination (Torch red is an extra-cost option) is highly desirable, as is the “2LT” preferred equipment package (included features—like the very useful backup camera—are shown on the car's window sticker available in the gallery). The option list also includes the almost mandatory front-lift feature (which raises the car's front end to avoid damage from driveway inclines), optional red seat belts, and the chrome exterior badge package (that highlights the brand's famous crossed-flags identification fore and aft, and the new “stingray “ icon).
The C8's interior fit and finish has been hailed all across the automotive press. Most of those writers making comments like “a night-and-day difference” versus prior Corvettes, and “world-class, right up there with Porsche, Lamborghini, and McLaren.” Here in Jet black, the effect is both classic and a touch sinister. Well-bolstered bucket seats and the driver-focused console help take Corvette interiors to that new, world-class level. Deviated stitching in gray on the dash, seats, console and door trim is a subtle enhancement. The steering wheel, controls, and infotainment system are all beautifully executed. Trunks front and rear help make the car user-friendly.
This Corvette comes with the aforementioned window sticker, a full set of owner literature, and a car cover.
The more than 200 high-definition photographs on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully present the car from every angle, including from underneath. Still, to fully appreciate its many charms, we encourage in-person, close-up inspections of this amazing automobile at our Grand Rapids showroom. We ask only that all our prospective purchasers get in touch in advance to arrange an appointment so that we can devote our full attention to you when you arrive. Of course, we always welcome questions by email or phone.
Automobile magazine again, on driving the C8: “... despite its ferocity, the C8 is so adept at handling its power and so absent of twitchiness that it can make anyone feel like a hero, at least within the envelope achievable on public roads. There is a touch of safe understeer, but it's dialed out easily enough by easing off the accelerator, when the nose is perfectly willing to tuck itself back in. Be judicious getting back on the throttle, and the 2020 Corvette will hook up and hurtle itself out of corners with stupefying speed. “
Sound like fun? It sure does to us!