Chevrolet Corvette 2020 Review
Engine, Drive and Performance
Although the engine is in a new position – now behind rather than just the passenger compartment – it is still 6.2-liter V-8, albeit one that produces 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It produces 495 hours of power with the dual-mode output exhaustion included in the Z51 kit. The Z51 option also adds an electronic, rear-slip, more powerful brakes and summer pneumatics. The only transmission is an 8-speed automatic dual-clutch (a Corvette first). It is operated via a push-button gear selector on the center console or by using two wide shift paddles on the steering wheel.
There is no manual transmission available. In our test we recorded a 2.8 second zero-to-60-mph time, and in 11.2 seconds, the quarter-mile in an auto equipped with the Z51 Performance Package ($5000) and the optional magnetic FE4 damping (additional $1895) in 11.2 seconds. We were able to monitor a braking distance from 70 mph of 149 feet and registered 1,03 g on the skidpad. However, the new Corvette is even in basic form capable of heroic handling and offers great thrills on both the road and the road.
Interior, Comfort and Freight
The new Corvette ‘s interior remains two-seat, but the cabin is relocated closer to the nose of the car to fit the engine. The interior of the building is lined with materials like leather, real metal and suede imitation and has even a sewn headliner.
As regards the windshield, as with previous Corvettes, it is removable and fits within the trunk of the car just behind the engine compartment. Two golf bags can be accommodated in the rear trunk and the front trunk can accommodate luggage or cargo while the roof is being stored. The driver sits behind an open steering wheel and a 12.0-inch reconfigurable measuring display; the driver is conveniently accessible by a large infotainment touchscreen. The interior design maximizes the driver-driven approach and divides the cockpit into a large bank of switches for the air conditioning system of the auto. Overall, the new cabin of the Vette is pretty good. The upgrade to the 3LT package enables you to upgrade sewn leather on most of its interior surfaces and carbon fibre trim.