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The New Generation of Corvettes

Starting in early 2020, Chevrolet will release the newest generation of their popular Corvette, making it the eighth time the company has redesigned the car. In 1953, the first Corvettes were built by hand in Flint, Michigan. Now, since 1981, they are being produced in Bowling Green, Kentucky. However, the newest generation is taking inspiration from the past and making a totally new, sporty look. 

With the looks of an exotic car, the 2020 ‘Vette keeps the iconic Chevy look while adding a little bit more class to it, if that was even possible. The thing that makes this absolutely possible is the decision to move the all-new LT2 V8 in the middle of the car as opposed to the front as in recent years. This choice was first discussed back in the early days of the Corvette. According to the National Corvette Museum, Zora Arkus-Duntov, also known as the “Father of the Corvette,” first thought of the idea of a mid-engine Corvette in the early 1960s. However, 60 years later, the company was finally able to get the original idea to perfection. 

The engine placement isn’t the only new innovation in the car. For the first time, Chevy is offering the first hardtop convertible. With the push of a button, the top will retract into the rear of the vehicle, keeping the overall flow of the vehicle seamless. Also, because of the engine placement, the driver will now feel the car move around themselves as opposed to the middle of the car. The driver feels right up in the action with the road flying past them. 

The design of the body offers optimum aerodynamics and airflow. With air vents placed in the front and sides of the car, it moves air to directly cool the engine along with providing a smooth ride. The door handles are hidden on the sides of the doors under an airflow vent in order to give a clean appearance. The driver truly feels as if they are riding on air instead of on the road.

With the base model 1LT starting at $59,995 and the higher model 3LT starting at $71,945, the 2020 Corvette Stingray provides an affordable sports car with the looks and design that compete with a Ferrari or a Lamborghini.