The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is going to be one of the most anticipated vehicles to launch this year, and after almost eight months of waiting, the mid-engine Corvette is finally ready to hit the roads. The first exmaples of the C8 Corvette were built at GM's Bowling Green Assembly Plant today, and Chevrolet has released a single image showing a gorgeous, black Stingray fresh off the line.
These early production-intent C8 Corvettes will start trickling into showrooms by late February or early March with a starting price of just $59,995. For now, good luck trying to find one at that price during this initial launch not only due to early builds being special orders and higher spec versions, but also a hefty markup by both dealerships and customers – there's one reported example of a customer trying to flip a Corvette Z51 for $119,999! The very first production C8 Corvette (VIN 001) sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale for $3 million last month.
Chevrolet has been teasing the idea of a mid-engine Corvette since the 1950s, but the car officially became a reality last summer. The C8 Corvette Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter dry-sump LT2 V8 that will produce up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the optional performance exhaust system making it the most powerful entry-level Corvette ever made. With the Z51 package, the Corvette Stingray will have a 0-60 time of under three seconds putting it on par with some of the best performance cars you can get.
Check out the video below for a little more insight into the development of the all-new C8 Corvette.
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