We finally get to hear the sweet sound of the Corvette’s V8 in all its glory.
There's a lot we already know about the 2020 Corvette Stingray, but we've yet to hear what Chevrolet's mid-engine monster sounds like from the driver's perspective – until now. Prepare your ears for a treat, because a video has been posted online allowing us to hear the sweet sound of the new Corvette's V8 engine in all its glory.
The video comes courtesy of The Smoking Tires' Matt Farah, who got a chance to take the new Corvette for a spin around the Thunderhill Raceway Park in California as part of Road and Track's "Performance Car of the Year" test.
As Farah isn't allowed to give any driving impressions of the 2020 Corvette, we get to hear the Corvette roar without any interruptions. It sounds just as aggressive as you would expect, and Farah isn't even pushing the car to its limits. This was his first time driving the new C8 Corvette, however, which explains why he wasn't "romping on it". It also gets a thorough workout on the twisty circuit to see how the car handles. The Corvette being driven in the video was also equipped with the Z51 pack to maximize its performance on the track, which adds performance tires and suspension, bigger brakes, and enhanced cooling systems.
What you're hearing is the sweet sound of the 2020 Corvette Stingray's mid-mounted, naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
With the Z51 pack installed, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will hit 0-62 mph in under three seconds before hitting a top speed of over 190 mph. Pricing for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts at $59,995, which makes it a performance car bargain.