We have known for some time that 2020 C8 Corvette is switching to mid-engined configuration, few thoughts that price tag would skyrocket. Nonetheless, all these rumors turns out to be false as it was not the case. GM’s president Mark Reuss during global unveiling of 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette said that price will start under $60,000 in the United States. Considering 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is a high-performance mid-engine vehicle, this is a remarkable feat. Chevrolet to looking to push performance level of the Corvette to a new level without forcing buyers to shell out exorbitant price.
If we put price of 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette into perspective, C7 Corvette Stingray is priced from $55,900 in the United States but can reach up to $60,000 when opted with the likes of Z51 Performance Package and other options. Since, 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is a sub-$60,000 priced model, performance of the vehicle has not been compromised. In entry-level Stingray level, 2020 C8 Corvette comes with 6.2-liter V8 engine offer an output of 490hp and 630 Nm of torque. It works in conjugation with eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that transfers power to rear wheels. The setup helps it to accelerate to 60mph in under three seconds.
When it comes to rival, no one comes near to 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette. Entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera S is priced around $115,000 in US, but when it comes to mid-engines supercars, pricing rises drastically. For instance, Honda NSX starts from $159,300 and Audi R8 starts from $172,450. Ferrari F8 Tributo and Lamborghini Huracan Evo is priced over $250,000. Lotus Evora 400 with 400hp starts just over $90,000 whereas Lexus LC 500 starts atleast $95,000.