2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will probably go on sale a little later than expected due to the ongoing UAW strike, but some early reviews of the mid-engine model are in. They paint a picture of a fast and premium sports car that still provides room for improvement. [1[ads1]9659004] The reports come from a handful of car sales that were invited to test prototypes prior to production, as Bowling Green, Ky., The Corvette assembly line, is still set up to build the outgoing model. Fox News Autos was not offered the opportunity to drive the cars.
By the numbers, it appears that the transition to a mid-engine layout had produced mixed results on the performance front. Motor Trend, Road & Track and Car and Driver all recorded a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.8 seconds for the Stingray equipped with the Z51 performance package. It's about a second faster than the previous front engine – rated at 460 hp compared to the new Stingrays 495 hp – and is an astonishing improvement partly attributed to the extra traction that was gained by having more weight on the rear tires during launch. .
THE FIRST 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY COULD BE MILLIONS
Conversely, the stopping distances have increased, probably because less weight now changes to the front tires, which are usually responsible for as much as three-quarters of the car's . Motor Trend also noted that Stingray's new brake-to-wire system is difficult to modulate at the border compared to traditional setups.
The new Corvette, which went around turns, failed to deliver the same level of side grip as the old one, but managed to get the power earlier and harder to get out of them. This allowed the car and driver to bypass Grattan Raceway at 2.2 kilometers in 1: 26.1, which is 0.9 seconds faster than Stingray could handle. 2019
Road & Track, which declared the new Stingray to be "not good, but good," said that the new eight-clutch dual clutch gearbox is not as responsive to shift commands as the best from Porsche and Lamborghini, and that the car is driving more than expected. Both impressions were echoed by the other magazines, with Motor Trend speculating that Chevrolet intentionally tuned Stingray to "push" through curves to prevent less experienced drivers from spinning out, as it found the car difficult to control accurately at the limit of its traction control systems were turned off.
All three of the major magazines described Stingray as quiet and slick, with Motor Trend resembling highway driving quality with a luxurious sports sedan. When we summarize things, Car and Driver said it is "spectacular" and the "best Corvette ever", while Road & Track called it a "sign of amazing things to come" in the form of more powerful versions of Corvette that could capitalize even more more on the mid-engine design.
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