Corvette mid-engine supercar starts at $59,995

Posted by Talbot Payne on August 15, 2019

Chevrolet announced pricing for its first mid-engine Corvette Stingray today and as promised, it will — like the outgoing, front-engine Stingray — start at less than $60,000.

Just barely.

Including a destination charge of $1,095, the 2020 C8 Stingray starts at $59,995 for the 1LT base trim, making it by far the most affordable mid-engine supercar on the planet. Competitors include the Acura NSX at $159,300 and the McLaren at $195,000.

Equip the rear-wheel drive ‘Vette with the $5,000 Z51 performance package and it will run sub-3 second zero-60 times alongside an all-wheel drive $204,000 Lamborghini Huracan. Top speed for the Stingray? 194 mph.

“Most people thought when we moved the Corvette to mid-engine it would no longer be attainable, but we knew we couldn’t mess with a winning formula and the 2020 Stingray proves it,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president.

The out-going front-engine C7 Corvette starts at $56,945.

Two more trims are offered above the base model: the 2LT starts at $67,295 and the top-level 3LT begins at $71,945. All are available with the Z51 package.

“We’ve packed a lot of performance into the Corvette Stingray at this price when you consider an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, small-block V-8 and engine-mounted dry-sump oil system are all standard,” said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.

Interested Chevrolet Corvette Stingray shoppers can view a pricing guide with available options to pre-order their car by visiting the 2020 Corvette reveal page at Chevrolet.com.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s revamped Bowling Green Assembly plant late this year.

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