Chevy CONFIRMS: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 0 to 60 in 2.9 and 1/4 mile in 11.2 at 121 MPH

Here is the official press release from GM confirming the new 2020 C8 Corvette WITH the Z511 package does 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 11.2 seconds at 121 MPH.

Chevrolet Confirms 2020 Stingray Quickest in its History

LT2 V-8 engine and dual-clutch transmission combine for unprecedented performance

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DETROIT — Jaws dropped when Chevrolet first announced the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe would accelerate 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds with the available Z51 Performance Package. Today, the brand confirms the sportscar with the available Z51 Package can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and cross the quarter mile mark in 11.2 seconds at 121 mph.

Even without the available Z51 Package, a base Stingray, starting at $59,995 (including destination charges, excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees), can reach 60 mph in three seconds flat and cross the quarter mile mark in 11.2 seconds at 123 mph. Performance numbers may vary, as different climates, tire conditions and road surfaces may affect results.

“The performance of the 2020 Stingray has far exceeded our expectations,” said Alex MacDonald, Chevrolet vehicle performance manager. “Moving more weight over the rear wheels helps us get off the line quicker, but it’s the integration between the powertrain and chassis that really takes the performance to new levels.”

A full chart of the above performance specs is listed below.

 

0 – 60 mph (sec)Quarter-mile accel (sec)
2020 Stingray3.011.2 at 123 mph
2020 Stingray with Z512.911.2 at 121 mph

 

This groundbreaking performance is achieved through a formula of rear weight bias, tire technology, aerodynamics, chassis tuning and of course, the powertrain. The 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8 engine and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission are in many ways the stars of the show.

Chevy’s Small Block Hits the Gym

The LT2 is the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment and is SAE-certified at 495 horespower (369 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust, making it the most-powerful entry Corvette ever.

“The LT2 is one of our best efforts yet in Corvette’s history of naturally aspirated high performance Small Block V-8 engines,” said Jordan Lee, GM’s global Chief Engineer of Small Block engines. “This engine is incredibly powerful and responsive. Power is readily available when the driver needs it.”

The standard engine-mounted dry sump oil system boasts three scavenge pumps, which help make this the most track-capable Stingray in history. The LT2’s lubrication system keeps oil in the dry sump tank and out of the engine’s crankcase. It provides exceptional engine performance even at lateral acceleration levels exceeding 1g in all directions. The low profile oil pan is high-pressure die casted – similar to some of Corvette’s large body structure parts – to reduce mass and is only 3.5 mm thick. The LT2’s pan-mounted oil filter and cooler assembly has cored oil and coolant passages, allowing for a 25 percent increase in cooling capacity over the LT1.

Much of the LT2’s additional power can be attributed to how much better it breathes. The intake system is a low restriction design and incorporates identical 210mm length intake runners and an 87mm throttle body. The performance header exhaust manifolds are also low restriction and feature a stylized four-into-one design with twisted runners to allow for thermal expansion. The camshaft now has 14mm gross lift on the intake and exhaust with an increased duration for both profiles, which helps the combustion system take advantage of the extra flow capacity. The LT2 retains variable valve timing, with 62 crank degrees of cam phasing authority.

The LT2 has a very low-profile oil pan. This allows the engine to be mounted low in the vehicle for a low center of gravity and improves handling and track performance. The DCT’s flywheel dampener was even reduced in diameter to allow for the lower engine position.

Bespoke DCT Puts the Power Down

Chevy’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission was designed to do two things – put the LT2’s power down and put a smile on every driver’s face. The bespoke, transaxle transmission was developed with Tremec to provide uninterrupted torque delivery whether setting a new lap record or heading out on a roadtrip.

“The goal from the beginning was to design a transmission worthy of an exotic supercar that is fun to drive everyday,” said Terri Schulke, GM global chief engineer of transmissions. “We achieved that goal by combining the best attributes of the LT2 and the DCT, and I think the impressive performance numbers speak for themselves.”

Engineering decided to use a dual-clutch design because it better supports the Stingray’s new mid-engine architecture and desired performance. The DCT aids vehicle performance with a very low center of gravity, enables desired weight distribution and offers maximum traction under acceleration. It is a highly integrated system, as it houses the differential, final drive, controls system, sensors, lubrication and cooling hardware.

The heart of the DCT uses dual concentric wet clutches that are opened by springs and closed by hydraulic pressure. The two clutches work in tandem for uninterrupted torque delivery as they toggle between gears. A separate lube circuit is used for on-demand clutch cooling to reduce parasitic losses. Holes in the outer housing allow for the wet clutches to operate moist instead of submerged. Gear ratios were engineered to be incredibly low-end biased for maximum acceleration. First gear takes advantage of the additional traction to get off the line quickly and reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds with the Z51 Performance Package. The Z51’s 11.2 second quarter-mile acceleration is achieved by lightning-fast upshifts and excellent low-end torque. The gear ratios are:

 

GearRatio
1st2.91
2nd1.76
3rd1.22
4th0.88
5th0.65
6th0.51
7th0.40
8th0.33
Reverse2.63

 

The final drive and differential are integrated for the first time and make for an incredibly efficient package. A mechanical slip differential is standard on all 2020 Stingrays. The mLSD has an effective final drive ratio of 4.9:1 and is intended for straight line acceleration and dynamic handling. An electronic limited slip differential is offered on the Z51 Performance Package and has an effective final drive ratio of 5.2:1. It is intended for ultimate control during track driving and commands more authority than previous generation eLSDs.

Though they have different purposes, the mLSD and eLSD were engineered together. They share a common ring and pinion gear ratio of 3.55:1. Their ring and pinion gears also use a zero offset spiral bevel as opposed to the typical hypoid arrangement, which allows for a common fluid to be used and benefits overall packaging.

 

 Final Drive RatioTransfer Gear RatioRing and Pinion Ratio
mLSD4.9:11.383.55:1
eLSD5.2:11.463.55:1

 

Plays Key Role

Beyond hardware, the transmission software controls are really where customers will find the most tangible benefits. Most of these will feel familiar when toggling through varying driver modes:

  • Tour: Moves to the background to provide quiet, smooth shifts for optimal ride comfort.
  • Sport: Gives drivers altered up and downshifts for more spirited driving.
  • Track: Maximizes vehicle performance with aggressive gear selection expected to keep the engine in a peak performance window.

A proprietary algorithm will influence gear selection if the car senses spirited driving. The level of aggressiveness will change with modes, but when sensed, the DCT can downshift early on hard braking, hold gears when lifting off the throttle and alter shifts points with lateral acceleration. All behaviors are intended to increase driving enjoyment and avoid unnecessary shifting.

To achieve peak acceleration numbers on the Stingray, drivers must initiate a performance launch. Once in Track mode, double pressing the traction control button will put the vehicle in Performance Traction Management for Magnetic Ride Control-equipped cars or Competitive driving mode for all others. Once prepared, the driver can then fully depress the brake and accelerator pedal together, and then release the brake pedal once 3,500 RPM are reached.

Extensive work went into ensuring the DCT felt like the best of both worlds: the spirited, direct connected feeling of a manual and the premium driving comfort of an automatic. The magnesium steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters give a premium feel when pulled. For the most responsive shifts possible, the shift signal is sent directly to the transmission control module the moment the paddle pull begins. This avoids any communications delay through other modules and allows drivers precise control of their gear selection.

Unique features of the ergonomic paddles are:

  • Double paddle declutch – pull both paddles simultaneously to simulate pressing a clutch pedal.
  • Temporary manual – simply use either paddle while in Drive, and the vehicle will temporarily switch to manual mode.
  • Lowest available gear – hold the downshift paddle and the transmission will shift to the lowest available gear for a quick burst of torque.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible are available to order at certified Chevrolet dealerships nationwide or on Chevrolet.com.

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It’s Official, C8 Corvette Production Delayed until February 2020 (as we said)

As we pointed out back in October thanks to YouTuber, Streetspeed717’s connection with Whitmoyer Chevrolet the 2020 C8 Corvette won’t start getting produced until February 2020!

This means that C8 corvettes wont hit dealer lots until March or April of 2020 almost 10-11 months after the unveil.

The was a lot of hype, anticipation, and excitement for this car because of the value of a (starting at 60k more like 80k plus with Z51 package and options) mid engine corvette that does 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds.

Now the question remains will people cancel their C8 orders? Expecially if they ordered the car the day after unveil back in July of 2019 or are paying a mark up to be on of the first?

Our guess is there will definitely be some cancelled orders and C8s available on lots next year without having to pay a mark up to get one early now.

What do you think? Share in the comments below and share this post on corvette forums.

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Our post from early October calling this C8 Production delay

C8 Corvette Production Week MOVED BACK 2 MONTHS!

Streetspeed717 and Matt Beaver his Chevy Dealer Sales Manager at Whitmoyer has confirmed Corvette C8 Production is being pushed back to the week of February 3rd which means C8s won’t hit lots until March or April most likely!

Now everyone has to wait another 2 months for the MOST wanted car GM ever made!

Its at the 6 minute mark of this YouTube Video

First Drive in a New Mid Engine C8 Corvette (Passenger Perspective)

Check out this video from YouTuber Speed Phenom as he rides in the passenger seat of the brand new C8 Corvette Convertible. This is the first video we have seen on YouTube to show what it’s like driving the new C8 Corvette from the passenger perspective.

Hopefully the UAW GM Strike doesn’t really delay production as most news and media sites are claiming now.

2020 C8 Corvette Infotainment System, Bose Radio, PDR & More

Check out this video from Chevy Dude showing an overview of the C8 Corvette Stingray Infotainment System including what the dash looks like, radio, PDR (Performance Data Recorder),  Cameras, Rear View Digital Video Display, and Apple Car Play

He shows all the different driver information center and all the different modes.

C8 Corvette 2LT and 3LT Bose Performance Speakers (14 Speakers with 2 Speakers hidden on the C8)

 

Everything You Want to Know about the Corvette C8.R

With the launch and unveil of the new Corvette C8 Convertible Chevrolet showed of their new Corvette Racing C8.R

Check out everything we can find online for you all in one place below (and we will keep this updated with new C8.R videos, pictures, links, specs and more.

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NEW Corvette C8.R Night Test at Sebring

Per Motorward Youtube

More than 60 years of racing heritage helped set the stage for the most important debut in Corvette’s racing history tonight, as Chevy’s first mid-engine GTLM race car – the Corvette C8.R – made its surprise debut alongside the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible at the Kennedy Space Center. The C8.R and Corvette Stingray represent a true technology transfer, taking lessons from the street straight to the track and vice versa.

“The C8.R is much more than just a race-tuned version of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s a culmination of many years of testing and development between GM Design, Propulsion, Engineering and the Corvette Racing team,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “The collaboration between these teams has allowed us to take these vehicles’ performance to the next level, both on the street and the track.”

With its tremendous success on the track over the last 20 years, Corvette Racing has helped push the development, performance and popularity of Corvette’s top-line performance cars on race tracks across the world.

Since 1999, Corvette Racing has won 107 races – the most of any professional sports car team in North America – including 13 Team championships and 12 Driver and Manufacturer titles. In 2015, Corvette Racing became the first sports car team in 15 years win endurance racing’s Triple Crown – victories at Rolex 24 at Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans – in the same season.

The C8.R No. 4 car dons a new silver livery, inspired by the color of iconic Corvette concepts such as the 1973 Chevrolet Aerovette and the 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer. This car also features yellow accents.

Complementing the No. 4 vehicle is the No. 3 car which will feature a traditional yellow color scheme with silver accents that continues the lineage of the successful GTLM racing Corvettes of the past 20 years.

The C8.R will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.

NEW C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures! JUST RELEASED

Chevy Just Released the C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures and Details from Florida and they look sick! For the First time ever Corvette is offering a hard top drop top convertible!

This new C8 Corvette Convertible is so good it might even outsell the coupe eventually. At least it will be more than 20% of Corvettes ordered as compared to Corvette Coupes and Corvette Convertibles were in the passed discussed here.

 

  • The C8 Corvette Stingray convertible will have a power-folding hard top.
  • The convertible will enter production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in early 2020.
  • The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe

The top folds with the help of six electric motors, can stow beneath the tonneau cover in as little as 16 seconds, and operates at speeds up to 30 mph.

The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe, which will keep base models below $68,000. The car will start production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in the first quarter of 2020.

Chevy also rolled out a C8R race car and will be giving details on it later this month

Check out the New C8 Corvette Convertible pictures!

Per Chevrolet.com

The C8 convertible has arrived

Corvette has always been convertible-first, and the 2020 Stingray carries on that heritage with a first-ever production retractable hardtop. This no-compromises convertible features a top that flows seamlessly into the body while maintaining the vehicle’s impressive storage capabilities. And performance remains high when the top goes down, making this the most track-capable Corvette convertible in history.

A true performance hardtop

The two-piece hardtop can activate at speeds up to 30 mph with the power of six electric motors for improved reliability in extreme temperatures. The convertible weighs a mere 77 pounds more than coupe and the top is available in body-color or Carbon Flash.

More about the C8 Corvette Convertible

Other C8 Corvette Convertible Articles from Great Car Resources

C8 Corvette Convertible Unveil Video

The Corvette Team introduced the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex on the night of Wednesday, October 2nd.

The C8 Convertible is Chevrolet’s first hardtop mid-engine Convertible and it will start at $67,495.

Awesome Convertible Mid Engine C8 Corvette Video! (First EVER Hard Top Corvette Convertible)

What $71,945 3LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 3LT trim level. The 3LT car starts at $71,945 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

Per GM, Chevrolet.com and their official 3LT Price Guide

3LT is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior and standard GT2 seats in Napa Leather. Includes everything in 2LT, plus:

  • GT2 Seats with Napa Leather and Carbon
  • Fiber Trim Custom Leather
  • Wrapped Interior Suede
  • Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Leather
  • Wrapped Lower Doors

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension

Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels

XFN All Season Performance Tires

J6A Black Caliper

EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents

EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package

CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel

AH2 GT2 Seats

IWE Suede-wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package

719 Black Seat Belts

UQH Bose Performance Series Audio, 14 Speakers

UV6 Head-Up Display

UQT Performance Data & Video recorder

What $67,296 2LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 2LT trim level. The 2LT car starts at $67,295 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

Per Chevy Dude:

2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-keyed interior options. Includes everything in 1LT, plus:
Head-Up Display
Power Lumbar and Wing Adjustment
Wireless Phone Charging†
Heated and Vented Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
Navigation with Traffic†
Performance Data Recorder
SiriusXM satellite Radio®† with 1-year Subscription
Universal Home Remote Sun Visor
Power-Folding Mirrors
Rear Camera Mirror† – Coupe
Memory Package
Curb View Camera†
Side Blind Zone Alert†
Rear Cross Traffic Alert†
Advanced Theft-Deterrent System
Parcel Nets

Per GM, Chevrolet.com here is their official C8 Corvette 2LT Price Guide as well.

C8 Corvette 2LT

2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options. Includes everything in 1LT, plus:
Additional interior color options
Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
Heated/vented seats and heated steering wheel
Available GT2 seats in Napa leather
Head-Up Display and PDR

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension
Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels
XFN All Season Performance Tires
J6A Black Caliper
EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents
EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package
CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel
AQ9 GT1 Seats
NK4 Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
719 Black Seat Belts
UQH Bose Performance Series Audio, 14 Speakers
UV6 Head-Up Display
UQT Performance Data & Video recorder

What $59,995 1LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 1LT trim level. The 1LT car starts at $59,995 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

1LT is the car for driving purists who want the lightest Stingray possible, but one that’s still very well equipped.

  • Bose premium 10-speaker system
  • Standard 8-way power GT1 seats
  • Driver Mode Selector
  • All-season performance tires

Here’s a link to the 1LT 2020 C8 Corvette Price Guide

Standard 1LT C8 Equipment

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension

Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels

XFN All Season Performance Tires

JL9 Brakes – 4-wheel antilock

EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents

EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package

CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel

J6A Black Caliper

AQ9 GT1 Seats

NK4 Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

719 Black Seat Belts

UQS Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 10-Speaker