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.
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.
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
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
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
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.