In an unfortunate event, production of 2020 Corvette C8 has been pushed back to February due to UAW strike. However, among this gloom company confirmed performance specifications for this mid-engine sports car. Previously, Chevrolet stated that Corvette C8 would takes under 3.0 seconds to hit 0-60mph when equipped with Z51 Performance Package. Now, the company confirmed that 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 will take just 2.9 seconds whereas to cover quarter mile it takes 11.2 seconds at 123mph. Even the stock Corvette Stingray takes 3.0 seconds to dash 60mph. Difference between both are minor and is separated by 5hp and 7 Nm of torque.
In base version, it is powered with 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that offers an output 490hp and 630 Nm of torque. The Z51 produces an output of 495hp and 637 Nm of torque with help from performance exhaust system. Apart from detailed performance specs, company also highlighted new engine and transmission. Engine features a dry sump oil system with three scavenge pumps that ensure 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is most track capable Stingray in history. Chevrolet explained that lubrication system allows for excellent engine performance even at lateral acceleration level exceeding 1g. Cooling capacity is increased by 25% when compared with LT1.
The LT2 improves on predecessor as it features a low restriction intake and a 3.4-inch throttle body. Additionally, there is also new header manifolds and camshaft with a 0.5-inch gross lift. Chevrolet stated that it helps in improving combustion system to take advantage of extra flow capacity. Few of the fans was disappointed due to lack of manual transmission, but Chevrolet said that eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox will put a smile on driver’s face. The said transmission deliver lighting fast upshifts with low-end biased gear ratios for maximum acceleration. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has proprietary algorithm that can sense “spirited driving”. When this event occurs, transmission can downshift early on hard braking, hold gears when lifting off the throttle and alter shifts points with lateral accelerations.