An engine lighting package? Count us in.
Once the wraps were peeled off the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, one thing was obvious from the get-go: this was all the automotive world was going to be talking about for quite some time. And in order to keep perpetuating the gossip, we've gotten our hands on an order guide for the C8 Corvette. The guide, found on gmfleetorderguide.com gives us a whole new look at how customers who've been lucky enough to place their orders before the C8 is sold out will be able to spec their rides.
The guide confirms that much like the C7, the 2020 Stingray will be offered in three trim levels, LT1, LT2, and LT3. Standard features will be aplenty across all outfits, with an HD rear vision camera, keyless open and start system, heated exterior mirrors, 4G LTE Wi-FI hotspot, remote vehicle starting function, and theft-deterrent system all coming standard.
For owners with hearts good enough to let their teens take their C8s for a drive, the Corvette will also come standard with a Teen Driver Mode, which can limit certain features, deliver a driving report card, and prevent the young driver from turning off some safety features (meaning traction control can be undefeatable to prevent them from showing off at the expense of your tires).
Also standard will be the 'Vette's 495 horsepower output (as long as the performance exhaust is added) and eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which, when combined with the above-mentioned features, will make the sub-$60k Corvette somewhat of a bargain. To get additional features like the front and rear cameras (kind of crucial given the Corvette's low front and rear ends), the front lift system, and the head-up display, drivers will need to step up to the 2LT trim level.
And while this order guide does not make mention of the C8's pricing structure, what it does show is that the Corvette is seriously trying to compete with high-end sports cars in the upper echelons of its trim structure by giving buyers the latest technology, like Near Field Communication and wireless charging, as well as a seemingly endless array of color and trim options.
Even the extra special goodies, like an engine appearance package that decks the engine bay out in carbon-fiber trim and lighting that shines on the LT2 at night, are available if customers want it. Suffice it to say, we're now somehow even more excited to see our first road-going C8s.