A look at what has changed along with the move to mid-engine
After decades of rumors, waiting, and promises, it’s finally here. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports a mid-engine layout and looks like a proper sports car. In this video, senior features editor and Head 2 Head host Jonny Lieberman gives the lowdown on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and its exterior design.
The mid-engine configuration has changed the way the C8 Corvette looks compared with its front-engine C7 predecessor. Gone is the cab-rearward design because of the engine’s position behind the passenger cabin. Some of the design cues including the headlights and lower front fascia are clearly evolutions of the previous-generation Corvette adapted to the new car’s layout. An air intake is the most prominent feature when viewed from the side along with its cool new alloy wheels. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette’s rear end sweeps down in the same way as most mid-engine sports cars. However, the rear fascia is easily distinguishable as a Corvette thanks to its cool-looking rear wing and the taillight cluster design that’s essentially an evolution of its predecessor’s.
Powered by a new 6.2-liter V-8 with up to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette promises improved performance. It’s also the first Corvette to come with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the only Chevrolet vehicle to do so. Looking for the manual transmission? Sorry, it’s not offered.
Check out the video below to see some of the cool exterior design details on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.