Introducing the 2020 Corvette
Coming soon to a Chevy Dealership near you is the 2020 Chevy Corvette. With a full redesign from styling to the engine, this mid-engined majesty is sure to be a real head-turner. Chevy has really stepped up its supercar-game with this edition. Nicknamed the Stingray, this car is designed to be one of the highest performing American sports cars while turning heads with out-of-this-world styling. With every detail nailed down and every ounce of performance squeezed out of the engine, Chevy has made the American Dream Car a reality.
Top to Bottom Upgrades
The Corvette has been fully redesigned from top to bottom, with only one part being carried over from the previous model. This goes to show how dedicated Chevy is to stepping up its game. Each detail has been painstakingly detailed to put the Corvette firmly in the same conversation as the likes of any high performing sports car. The door handles, hatch and hood releases are hidden within the body for the cleanest look possible.
What’s the point of having a car as beautiful and powerful as a Corvette if you can’t show off a bit? You can have it so that your LT2 V8 Engine is visible through the rear window. With the available Engine Appearance Package, you can also add carbon fiber trimming and LEDs to illuminate the engine. Everyone’s going to be asking to see it anyway, may as well give them the best show possible.
Making the Corvette a mid-engined vehicle does a lot more than give you two trunks. The placement allows for more visibility with all the room for your front windshield. The added balance allows for more responsiveness and a much better driving feel than front or rear-engined vehicles. The rear weight bias also provides more power in the rear wheels, while having the windshield now able to go over the front wheels leads to more downforce. This all adds up to a monster of a car begging for some open road. The 2020 Corvette Stingray is designed with a more rigid frame, ten percent stiffer than the previous model. This is a key factor to the improved ride and handling of the vehicle.
As we’ve already alluded to, the Corvette will have two different cargo areas thanks to the location of the engine. The front cargo will have enough room to hold anything about the size of an airline overhead bag, while the rear trunk has enough room for two golf bags or the removable roof panel. While not exactly a car you could pop to the supermarket and stock up on a months worth of groceries, The Corvette doesn’t feign any interest in such activities anyway.
Beautiful Inside and Out
Due to the position of the engine, the interior gets a major makeover as well. Since they’re not making room the cowl, hood, instrument panel, and steering wheel can all sit lower in the drivers area. Sleek is the only way to describe it. The design of the interior is extremely driver-focused, with each button well within reach. Apparently inspired by a jet plane cockpit, the climate controls are posted on a vertical ridge just next to the center console. The console itself has added storage space and armrest. The steering wheel has a more angular appearance akin to a racer. Every dial, readout, button, and screen is angled just perfectly to be within the driver’s view.
Like many other Chevy models available, the 2020 Corvette will be equipped with Chevy’s infotainment system so you can stay informed and entertained on the move. You can connect your phone via Bluetooth or hook up with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, making your most beloved apps easily and safely accessible. You can play music, audiobooks, or podcasts. You can have messages read aloud to you and dictate responses as you drive or make handsfree calls right from your car. All available on an eight-inch diagonal screen display. This model also offers a new feature called Simple Bluetooth, which allows you to pair a phone simply by placing it above the volume knob. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
The Corvette also merges tech and performance together. The available Performance Data Recorder is perfect for the track day outing, taking note and recording all your stats to help you improve or just keep track of whose out-driving whom. The twelve-inch reconfigurable instrument screen allows you to customize your display to exactly what you want to see while driving. There’s also a front lift mode that raises the front of the car to avoid any issues with rough driving areas or speed bumps. Other upgrades and luxuries include an enhanced navigation system with 3D view, an available Bose fourteen speaker system, and the option to add a 4g LTE Wifi hotspot.
The new Corvette is more than just a good looking car. The 6.2L V8 engine gets a blazing 495 horsepower with 470 foot-pounds of torque. That’s enough power to put some serious distance between you and the real world for a little while. Power like that is going to require a heavy-duty gearbox. Chevy brags that the 2020 Vette will be as smooth as an automatic with all the action of a manual.
Chevy modestly refers to the masterfully aerodynamically designed Stingray as “wind tunnel friendly.” That’s usually a great indication that if this vehicle were designed any better it’d fly. Speaking of which, there is an upgraded Z51 performance package for those who want to get the most out of their Corvette experience. This includes Chevy’s new and improved Magnetic Ride Control 4.0. There are twelve different driving modes or performance variables that you can customize in My Mode in your Stingray or Z-Mode in the Z51 models.
It’s not everyone who walks into their Chevy dealership planning to purchase a Corvette, and it’s not a person who has come to that decision lightly. The Corvette name is a legacy all its own, with a pedigree that boasts racing pride right down to the duel flags on its emblem. This is not your everyday car. This isn’t what you’ll be taking the trash to the dump in, or packing full of your friend’s stuff when you help them move out of their apartment. This isn’t a car for anybody else. When you decide to buy a Corvette, you’re deciding to do something for yourself. A treat, a dream on four wheels. This is taking the poster that hung up in your childhood dream and willing it into existence. Everything you imagine the perfect car being is now yours. That’s how Chevy went about designing the 2020 Corvette. Styling and performance design right out of the American dream. Every curve and line point right back to the front seat. Every dial and button is pointed right at you. Every detail originates from one place: the driver. Designed for everyone who has ever wanted one, the new Corvette is calling you home.
Keep your eye out, and keep checking back. 2020 is right around the corner, and as soon as the new Corvette is available we, at Frank Kent Chevrolet, would love to be the Chevy dealer that makes your dream come true. Visit us in Ennis, Texas, and we can talk about this fantastic model.