A true, all-new Chevrolet Corvette is a rare occurrence. Throughout the brand's history, Corvettes typically have gone many years between dramatic overhauls, punctuated by a mid-cycle update that freshens the exterior and interior while continuing to use the core mechanical bones. The 2020 Corvette Stingray marks a bold new chapter, with the iconic sports car moving from its traditional front-engine design to a midengine configuration.
This means a completely fresh look, with a design more akin to a Ford GT or a Ferrari than anything in Chevrolet’s production history. A large 495-hp, 6.2-liter V8 engine has been placed behind the driver. Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard. And there is no more manual transmission. My, how things have changed.