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    Just Announced: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing Guide Revealed

    Just Announced: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing Guide Revealed

    When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette debuted in Orange County, California, GM President, Mark Reuss, announced the pricing would start "under $60,000". This morning we learned that it really does start below $60,000 with a base price of $59,995.

    Chevy released a full pricing guide Thursday morning, and here's what we've learned.

    With the 1LT model starting at $59,995, the mid-engine sports car comes in just $3,000 above its front-engine predecessor. 

    The 2020 Corvette has three trim packages with increasing levels of equipment. Chevy states, "1LT is the car for driving purists who want the lightest Stingray possible, but one that's still very well equipped." It comes with a Bose premium 10-speaker system, standard 8-way power GT1 seats, driver mode selector, and all-season performance tires. It also comes in 8 standard exterior colors, with the option to upgrade to 4 additional colors. For a full list of 1LT options, visit https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/2020-corvette/1lt-pricing

    Next up, the 2LT, starting at $67,295. Chevy states, "2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options." The 2LT comes with everything the 1LT does, plus additional interior options, Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, heated/vented seats and a heated steering wheel, the option for GT2 seats in Napa leather, as well as head-up display and PDR. 

    Finally, the 3LT model "is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior," according to Chevy. It comes with everything the 2LT comes with, plus 13 interior color options, a custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and door, suede microfiber upper interior trim, and standard GT2 seats in Napa leather. The 3LT starts at $71,945.

    You can now pre-order your 2020 Corvette and the options seem nearly endless. Assembly kicks off later this year in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To shop 2020 gear, visit https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/collections/next-generation.

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Color Options

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Color Options

    With 12 exterior color choices and over half a dozen interior color options, one of the biggest questions you may be asking yourself is, "What color will my 2020 Stingray be?" We're here to give you the lowdown on all of your color options. 

    Exterior Color Options

    With several varying shades of gray, we're glad to see some brighter options thrown in the mix too. From a vibrant yellow to a classic red, check out the exterior color options below

    Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
    Torch Red
    Sebring Orange Tintcoat
    Accelerate Yellow
    Black
    Shadow Gray Metallic
    Zeus Bronze Metallic
    Blade Silver Metallic
    Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic
    Arctic White
    Rapid Blue
    Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic

    Interior Color Options

    There are six interior color options for the 2020 Corvette Stingray with a few variations. The Natural color option has two versions: one that is all Natural everything, the other that is a two-toned version mixed with black. Another variation to be aware of is the option to get different stitching in the Jet Black version. So, technically, you have 9 interior options. Below are the available choices for the 2020 Stingray.

     Jet Black
    Jet Black with Yellow Stitching
    Jet Black with Red Stitching
    Sky Cool Gray
    Adrenaline Red
    Morello Red
    Natural
    Natural Dipped
    Two Tone Blue

    Of course there's more fun to be had. From custom interior combinations to six seatbelt color options (black, blue, tan, yellow, red, and orange) to four wheel options (Bright Silver Open Spoke, Carbon Flash Open Spoke, Spectra Gray Machined Trident Spoke, and Ultra Bright Trident Spoke) the choices really seem endless.

    To dive in to all of the 2020 Corvette Stingray options, visit 

    https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?carline=corvette&modelyear=2020&brand=chevrolet&language=en&country=US&channel=b2c

    The 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette

    The Next Generation Corvette is finally here! However, GM reports that now it's almost gone, with the 2020 allocation being nearly sold out. 

    "I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers," said Michael Simcoe, GM design chief. "It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon."

    Curious about the specs of the 2020 'Vette? Of course you are! Read on for a recap of the brand new mid-engine Corvette.

    The Mid-Engine Corvette made its official debut on July 18th, 2019 in Orange County, California. The debut highlighted the history of the Corvette with a nod toward the future with a completely redesigned 'Vette. In case you missed it, you can watch the debut below.

    Now for the specs. The mid-engine Stingray is the fastest and most powerful entry-level Corvette ever released. It's also the first without a manual transmission. Chevy announced it will do 0-60 in less than 3 seconds with the Z51 Performance Package, keeping it in the running with the earliest Bugatti Veyron-- clear evidence of the potential of the mid-engine placement.

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    Much of the acceleration capacity can be accredited to the transmission. The Next Generation Corvette is the first 'Vette to offer a dual-clutch automatic, an eight-speed unit designed by Tremec. With this being the only transmission option available, it's the first time in history you won't be able to get a manual transmission in a new Corvette. However, the dual-clutch allows for a very low first gear and close ratios between gears two through six. 

    For all of the details on the 2020 Corvette, read on.

    ENGINE

    Type: LT2 6.2L V8 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)

    Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

    Block Material: A319-T7 cast aluminum with cast-in iron cylinder liners and nodular main bearing caps

    Oiling System: Dry sump-type (7.5-qt. capacity); includes oil-spray piston cooling

    Oil Type: Dexos 2 0W40 synthetic

    Cylinder Head Material: 319-T7 cast aluminum

    Combustion Chamber volume: 59cc

    Compression Ratio: 11.5:1

    Valvetrain: Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder; dual-equal variable valve timing.

    Valve Size (in / mm): 2.13 / 54 hollow (intake) & 1.59 / 40.4 sodium filled (exhaust)

    Fuel Delivery: Direct injection with Active Fuel Management: Max pressure: 2,175 psi (15 Mpa / 150 bar)

    Firing Order: 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 (all cylinders); 1-7-6-4 (with deactivation)

    Throttle body: 87mm single bore (electronic)

    ECU: GM E99 (32-bit processing)

    Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 495 / 369 @ 6450 rpm (with performance exhaust)

    Torque (lb.-ft./ Nm @ rpm): 470 / 637 @ 5150 rpm (with performance exhaust)

    TRANSMISSION & AXLE

    Type: M1L 8-speed dual clutch (DCT)

    CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

    Front Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; monotube shock absorbers (46mm /); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available on Z51. Adjustable front lift with memory is available.

    Rear Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; direct-acting stabilizer bar; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available with Z51

    Steering Type: Bosch/ZF variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0

    Steering ratio: 15.7:1

    Turning Circle: 11.6 m (std.); 11.1 m (with FE4 Magnetic Ride Control)

    Brake Type: Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/two-piece front calipers and four-piston/monobloc rear calipers. With Z51: Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper at front and rear

    Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):

    Front: 12.6 x 1.18 (321 x 30)

    Front: 13.3 x 1.18 (345 x 30) – with Z51

    Rear: 13.6 x 1.02 (339 x 26)

    Rear: 13.8 x 1.06 (350 x 27) – with Z51

    Wheel Size:

    Front: 19-inch x 8.5-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)

    Rear: 20-inch x 11-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)

    Tire Type and Size:

    Stingray: Michelin Pilot Sport ALS

    Stingray with Z51: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

    Front: 245/35ZR19

    Rear: 305/30ZR20

    EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

    Wheelbase (in. / mm): 107.2 / 2722

    Overall Length (in. / mm): 182.3/ 4630

    Overall Width (in. / mm): 76.1 / 1934

    Overall Height (in. / mm): 48.6 / 1234

    Track (in. mm): (front) 64.9 / 1648 (rear) 62.4 / 1586

    INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

    Headroom (in. / mm): 37.9 / 962

    Legroom (in. / mm): 42.8 / 1086

    Shoulder Room (in. / mm): 54.4 / 1381

    Hip Room (in. / mm): 52.0 / 1321

    WEIGHT & CAPACITIES

    Dry Weight (lb. / kg): 3366 / 1530

    Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L): 12.6 / 356.8

    *Specs provided by Chevrolet and Road and Track

    With a starting price of less than $60,000, it's no wonder the new Corvette is almost sold out. There's no other car like it at that price point. It's a good thing the Bowling Green Assembly Plant added on a second shift, because clearly they're going to need it. We're excited to be part of this monumental moment in Corvette history! For all of your Next Generation Corvette gear, shop CorvetteStoreOnline.

    Livestream The Debut Of The Next Generation Corvette

    Livestream The Debut Of The Next Generation Corvette

    The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here. Chevrolet will debut the eighth generation, mid-engine Corvette on Thursday, July 18th, 2019. The debut will be globally available via livestream for all to see. To tune in, follow this link: https://media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette. The livestream will begin at 7:30PM PDT/10:30PM EDT.

    “There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation. We’re happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating live in California,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, the Americas, GM. “Viewers will hear directly from Chevrolet leadership, engineering and some special guests about the highlights and background of this first mid-engine Corvette.”

    Following the debut of the Next Generation Corvette, Chevrolet will take the mid-engine vehicle on two national dealership tours. According to Chevy, the tours will include vehicle specialists and numerous interactive displays. 

    “With all the excitement around this vehicle, we don’t want people to have to wait to experience it in person,” said Engle. “Our national tours will bring the Next Generation car right to our customers’ local Chevrolet dealership, where they can start imagining themselves in their very own personalized mid-engine Corvette.”

    Chevrolet states that tour dates and cities will be announced sometime in July, 2019, with more than 125 dealerships being part of the circuit. For all of your Next Generation Corvette news and updates, stay tuned to CorvetteStoreOnline. To shop Next Generation gear, click here!

    The Final C7 Sells for $2.7 Million

    The Final C7 Sells for $2.7 Million

    Back in May, we reported that the last front-engine C7 Corvette would be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2019 Auction at Mohegan Sun Casino. Well, the time as come and the final C7 sold over the weekend for a whopping $2.7 million, making it the highest grossing vehicle donated by an automaker.

    The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit that benefits first-responders and injured service members. The foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.

    Foundation chairman and CEO, Frank Siller, stated, “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

    This isn't the first vehicle GM has donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Last year they auctioned off the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 that sold for $925,000.

    The owner of the last-ever C7 is Daniel Snyder, the same person who reportedly purchased the last-ever Dodge Viper that was auctioned off in 2018.

    The final C7 is a seven-speed manual Z06 coupe in 3LZ trim painted black. It is equipped with the Z07 performance package and includes carbon ceramic brakes, a high-downforce aero package, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

    With the debut of the mid-engine Corvette just weeks away, CorvetteStoreOnline is stocking up on Next Generation gear. We have apparel and accessories now in the shop and we're adding more everyday! Stay up to date on all of your Corvette news at https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/blogs/news.