Automotive School Students Will Geek Out Over the Return of a Classic: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
It’s one of the most iconic sports cars in history, and it’s gotten a fresh update for a new decade. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been extensively re-designed for its eighth generation. This rethink was done to give drivers of both the Convertible and Coupe models a more refined and satisfying driving experience. A sleek body, integrated aerodynamic components, high capacity for torque and horsepower, a top speed of 312 km/h, and a new engine placement are just a few of the 2020 model’s many great features. With all of this in mind, no wonder it’s been voted the North American Car of the Year.
Here’s what else you need to know about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The History of the Corvette, Explained for Automotive School Students
The first generation of the Chevrolet Corvette launched all the way back in 1953. This came on the heels of increased public interest in concept vehicles. As such, production of the first-generation Corvette was rushed, and subsequently did not perform well commercially. Instead of admitting defeat after failing to meet high expectations, Chevrolet pressed on and continued to develop the Corvette in the following years.
1963 would see the launch of the second-generation Corvette, with updated specs, improved performance, and a much better commercial and critical reception. The sports car would continue to be tweaked and refined for each generation since, with many of those tweeks focusing on its speed, safety, and performance. 67 years after its inception, the Corvette Stingray remains one of the most beloved cars of its kind.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Specs, Both Inside and Out
With a robust body, clean lines, a 312 km/h top speed, and an LT2 6.2L V-8 engine you can see from a rear hatch window, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has lots to offer both inside the vehicle and out. For one, the new Corvette Stingray covers up the hatch and hood releases, as well as the door handles. This helps give the 2020 model an aesthetic appeal that students in auto mechanic training can definitely appreciate.
Performance-wise, the 2020 Corvette Stingray features a mid-engine placement for greater responsiveness and rear-wheel power. It also boasts as much as 470 pound-feet of torque and 495 horsepower. The 2020 model also comes in three different types: 1LT (the lightest model of the three), 2LT (a model with added features for increased comfort), and 3LT (the luxury model). If that wasn’t enough, the 2020 Stingray also offers generous storage space. The trunk and a new front cargo area can both carry significant loads, too.
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What Separates This Model From the Corvettes of Years Past
With a heavily reimagined and redesigned look, and features that would impress any automotive school student, the 2020 Corvette Stingray is a modernized next step for a classic mid-engine vehicle. This new model’s body is stiffer and more durable than seventh-generation Corvette Stingrays, and only one part from the previous generation remains in its design. Drivers of the Coupe model also have the option to add LED lights and carbon-fibre parts to make the exterior stand out even more. For those who want to drive the Convertible, the 2020 model offers a retractable hardtop—a first for the Corvette Stingray. Not only does this make it as stylish as convertibles can be, but it also doesn’t compromise either performance or storage capacity.
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