The hits just keep on coming with the 2020 Corvette, as Chevy just released two key numbers that solidify it as the performance bargain of the century.
The first is that the new mid-engine supercar will start at $59,995, and the second is that it’ll be able to hit 194 mph, in base trim. While every generation of the Corvette has been an enormous amount of car for the money, the C8 is a huge leap forward in that regard.
In addition to the news about base model pricing and top speed, we also got a breakdown of what the three trim levels will cost, along with a handy breakdown about what buyers will get with each jump in sticker price. Here’s the info, straight from the official site:
1LT — Starting at $59,995
1LT is the car for driving purists who want the lightest Stingray possible, but one that’s still very well equipped.
* Bose premium 10-speaker system
* Standard 8-way power GT1 seats
* Driver Mode Selector
* All-season performance tires
2LT — Starting at $67,295
2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options. Includes everything in 1LT, plus:
* Additional interior color options
* Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
* Heated/vented seats and heated steering wheel
* Available GT2 seats in Napa leather
* Head-Up Display and PDR
3LT — Starting at $71,945
3LT is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior. Includes everything in 2LT, plus:
* 13 interior color options
* Custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and door
* Suede microfiber upper interior trim
* Standard Gt2 seats in Napa leather
Now, one of the things we were really curious about was how much the Z51 performance package — which adds go-fast goodies like a performance exhaust, bigger brakes, an electronic rear differential, aero bits, and a stiffer suspension — would cost.
That’s available for $5000 across all trim levels, and will allow the Corvette to make the sprint to 60 mph in under three seconds, though it does lower the top speed somewhat, because of the aero’s increased downforce. Given how often we’d have the opportunity to knock on the door of 200 mph, we’d have no problem sacrificing there.
The comparison tests are still coming, and we can’t wait to see how the 2020 Corvette stacks up against competition from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren — and we have high hopes.
For now, enjoy the pictures and play with the configurator, and if you’re serious about putting the next generation of America’s Sports Car in your garage, head over and see your local AutoNation Chevy dealer today!