The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year. As the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, the car has had the global attention of amateurs and experts alike, but all were wondering — how good is it, really? As MotorTrend has concluded, it’s actually quite good.
This is just the third time in the 66-year
history of the Corvette that it has earned MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award.
The Corvette Stingray sets new standards by
providing more speed and more power than any other entry-level Corvette before
it. It boasts a next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 under the hood, which
is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Z51
Performance Package, this model goes from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Its fresh design draws inspiration from the race
track, with sweeping, aerodynamic lines and unique mid-engine design. The best
of modern technology, customization options, and a relatively low starting
price make this exceptional sports car even more appealing.
With the amount of anticipation there had been for the new Corvette Stingray, it was almost bound to fail. But Chevrolet managed something extraordinary with the first-ever mid-engine variant of its most famous car. Get behind the wheel of the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!
The mid-engine layout lets you peer through a glass panel to
look at the engine even while it’s running, but aside from the cool aesthetic
factor, it’s also a practical choice.
Having the engine in the middle means the weight
distribution is better, there’s more cargo space in the front and rear, and the
driver is positioned further frontward for a more racecar-like feel. The
angular design also serves a dual purpose: the stylish cutouts improve
You’ll feel like you’re flying down the track whenever you
get behind the wheel thanks to the super low-slung stance and the low
positioning of the hood and steering wheel, providing broad sightlines and a
sharp, sporty appearance on the road.
The 2020 Stingray is not only the most powerful Corvette
ever but also the most adaptable, with Front Lift, which raises the front of
the Stingray two inches off the ground when approaching a steep incline or bump
for better ground clearance.