New Mid-Engine Corvette: Preview the 2020 C8
Ever since the first-generation Chevrolet Corvette was released in 1953, it has remained a classic American icon. Whether you’re a diehard performance car enthusiast or you don’t take much interest in cars, it seems most Lawrenceville drivers can appreciate the distinctive styling and the thrilling performance delivered by the Corvette. Though the 2020 C8 Corvette isn’t slated to begin production until late 2019, we’re already fielding plenty of questions about this exciting new generation at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth. We’ll cover everything we know so far about the new mid-engine Corvette pricing, performance features, interior, and more, down below!
C8 Corvette Price and Configurations
The folks at Chevrolet said that the base-level C8 Corvette price would fall under $60,000, and Suwanee shoppers will be pleased to know they made good on that promise. Take a closer look at the C8 Corvette price range and trim levels, below:
- 1LT: $59,995 MSRP
- Driver Mode Selector
- Standard 8-way power GT1 seats
- Bose premium 10-speaker system
- All-season performance tires
- 2LT: $67,295 MSRP
- Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
- Head-Up Display
- Heated/vented seats and steering wheel
- Additional interior color options
- 3LT: $71,945 MSRP
- Standard GT2 seats with premium Napa leather
- Suede microfiber upper interior trim
- Custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and door
- Total of 13 distinctive interior color options
Thrilling C8 Performance
It should come as no surprise that the new mid-engine Corvette continues the Vette legacy, delivering legendary performance with an all-new 6.2L LT2 V8 engine. Designed to sit lower for better handling on tracks and highways, it features a standard dry-sump system to enhance performance when g-forces are high, as well as Continuously Variable Valve Timing for further heightened performance. Here are the detailed specs for the LT2 V8 engine:
- 495 hp
- 470 lb-ft of torque
- Top speed of 194 mph
- Speculated 0 – 60 in under three seconds
What’s Inside the C8 Corvette Interior?
The C8 Corvette interior boasts a lowered instrument panel and steering wheel, made possible by the mid-engine that is situated at the rear of the vehicle instead of at the front. Every control is placed just so, keeping the driver in mind all along the way. There are three seating combinations available for the C8 Corvette interior, each boasting sport-focused details:
- GT1 – Standard on the 1LT and 2LT trims, the GT1 seats are wrapped in luxurious Mulan leather.
- GT2 – Standard on the 3LT and available on the 2LT, the GT2 seats feature a carbon fiber trim plus a seatback halo. High-end Napa leather is available.
- Competition Sport – You’ll be racetrack-ready with the Competition Sport seats. They feature performance textile that is intuitively placed in the areas that experience the most wear and tear, ensuring your seats look like new for years to come.
Don’t be surprised if you turn a few heads in the new Corvette 2020 model. With the new mid-engine design, visibility and responsiveness are enhanced. Johns Creek drivers will find the front cargo area to be surprisingly spacious – it can fit an airline-size overhead bag, while the trunk offers additional space when needed.
Find the New Corvette for Sale at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth
Want to be one of the first Duluth drivers to get behind the wheel of the new Corvette 2020 model? Contact Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth or call us directly at 678-288-4666 to schedule your test drive ahead of time! Can’t wait until 2020? Take a look at our current inventory of new Corvette for sale, then check out our latest selection of offers and incentives to secure great savings on your new Corvette.
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