On Thursday, Chevrolet made waves in the automotive industry by revealing the eighth generation of its iconic American sports car, the Corvette Stingray.
Chevrolet has officially unveiled the highly-anticipated mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette, the newest generation of the iconic road-legal sports car now with supercar specs.
Engine: 6.2-liter small block V8 LT2
As the first naturally-aspirated engine in the Stingray lineup, this V8 generates 495 horsepower and produces 470 lb.-ft of torque. The previous generation's 6.2-liter V8 produced only 460 hp and 465 lb.-ft.
Powertrain: 8-speed dual-clutch transmission
In addition to the transmission allowing drivers to make speedy shifts -- regardless of driver mode -- thanks to an electric shifter, it offers both "the spirited, direct connected feeling of a manual and the premium driving comfort of an automatic."
0 mph - 60 mph acceleration time: under 3 seconds
Being able to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in an estimated time under three seconds gives the C8 the quickest acceleration of any Corvette -- last year's model made the sprint in 3.7 seconds.
Top speed: currently unknown
While Chevrolet had not disclosed the C8's top speed, the 2019 model is able to reach 212 mph. With a more powerful engine and more aerodynamic design, the 2020 version will most likely pass that limit with ease.
Price: under $60,000
After the debut Thursday, GM's president said that when the model hits the market later this year, the base price will start below $60,000. The previous generation Corvette Stingray had a starting price of $55,900.
Availability: later this year
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray will go into production later this year with availability starting shortly after.