Like nearly every feature on the 2020 Chevy Corvette, the engine is all-new. The 6.2L LT2 V8 engine is the first of its kind of any Corvette model and has been designed to sit lower than previous engines to improve handling. This engine also features a dry-sump system, which offers enhanced performance at high g-forces. Paired with a CVT this configuration is able to produce up to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft torque. The standard dual-clutch engine is one feature that remained the same from previous models, combining all of the features that drivers love in an automatic transmission with the sporty handling of a manual transmission. This transmission allows for quick acceleration and can downshift smoothly and without hesitation, so you won’t have to worry about losing speed during any transitions.
Drivers looking for upgraded performance can also opt for the Z51 package, which offers stronger brakes, a high-performance exhaust system, and exclusive tires. The Z51 Performance Package allows drivers to enjoy the advanced technology of Magnetic Ride Control 4.0. This innovative performance system uses metal particles within the suspension fluid to adapt to road conditions within 10-15 milliseconds. When great control is needed, the metal becomes firm, automatically releasing when the additional support is no longer needed. Drivers can also enjoy the Drive Mode Selector, which offers up to twelve performance-based options to better suit your current driving needs on the road. This system is also highly customizable and allows you to save preferred settings with the My Mode and Z-Mode. To utilize the Driver Mode Selector, drivers simply have to turn the dial and select their desired setting.
Worried about speed bumps or steep inclines? The 2020 Chevy Corvette offers the innovative Front Lift feature. This system has the ability the raise your vehicle within 2-3 seconds to help you avoid obstacles and handle steep inclines with ease. 1,000 GPS locations are also stored within the system to help you navigate areas that may be more prone to such obstacles.
Like in previous Corvette models, the 2020 Chevy Corvette offers a Performance Data Recorder. Although, this year the system has received quite a few upgrades. Recording is done in 1080p for higher-quality results when capturing data like acceleration speed, gear selections, braking, and even the sound of your vehicle while on the road, The Performance Data Recorder also has additional useful features as it can be utilized to keep an eye on secondary drivers by recording video of the trip and storing data for you to review. This feature is called Valet Mode and can let you relax while others use your all-new vehicle. When you’re not recording performance data, you can also use the system as a dash-cam to record your time in the vehicle.
Overall, the 2020 Chevy Corvette is unlike any other model that has come before it, yet each generation has participated in its creation. If you’re looking for an all-new concept of the Corvette with exceptional power and innovative performance technology, you’ll want to check out the completely redesigned 2020 Chevy Corvette. And be sure to try it out with a test drive!