The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the first of its kind for many reasons, the most obvious being the introduction of a mid-range super engine. For the past 67 years, the Corvette has always been fitted with a front-engine, making this redesign a very significant one. Needless to say, this greatly improves the overall performance of the 2020 Corvette when compared to previous generations.
This C8 masterpiece, however, retains the convertible feature. This time, it comes with a retractable hardtop. This feature ensures a smooth transition when tucking the roof of the car. And this is just a tip of what the Corvette has to offer. It is super loaded, enough to leave one wondering what such a masterpiece is worth.
How much does the 2020 Corvette Cost?
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette price varies depending on the build and extra packages included. There are 3 trim packages of the Corvette C8: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. While the first in the range only features standard components of the Corvette, the 2LT is more equipped, and the 3LT is super packed with lots of enhancements. The higher the trim you choose the higher the cost implication.
1LT has a starting price of $69,998 CAD, 2LT $79,898 CAD, and 3LT $85,398 CAD
The 2020 Corvette specs are very impressive, so much that the car may seem underpriced. In fact, the outstanding functionalities of this car trump some other supercars double its price. Some of the additional packages that add to the base price plus their functionalities are:
The colour you choose can impact on the Corvette price. While the basic colours come at no extra cost, premium colours such as the accelerate yellow metallic, and the accent stripes/decals would add $657 CAD and $1,308 CAD respectively.
Choosing to opt for the Z51 appearance package ($6,573 CAD) as well as the engine appearance package ($1,308 CAD) would increase the Corvette price too. You may choose to forego getting an engine appearance upgrade but the Z51 appearance is worth considering. Reason being that it significantly improves the performance of the car.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior and interior of the Corvette look absolutely stunning, but if you’re looking to add a few more functionalities to improve your experience it would add to your overall cost. Prices for individual parts vary from wheels to mechanical and safety options, with the highest priced part going for $4,595 CAD.
This bit concludes the list of additional features that increases the 2020 Corvette price. It includes electronics, Chevrolet premium travel bag, and tools for vehicle care.
Can I Order a 2020 Corvette?
Yes, you can place an order as the 2020 Corvette sales are still ongoing. To place an order you have two options, either you go through a dealer or visit the Chevrolet webpage dedicated to orders. Visit a participating Chevrolet dealer and make a reservation or place a deposit and keep in touch to for details of your order. Although this seems like a pretty straightforward approach, there are still a few boxes to check.
Chevy dealers are given allocations every week and this basically determines how many orders they can place within the period. It helps to find out your dealer’s allocation situation first before making any down payments. This is because, if their allocation for the week is already complete your order won’t be taken, whether or not you have an order number.
Alternatively, you can get in on the Corvette sales by directly placing an order on the Chevrolet website. You will be asked to confirm if you already have a Chevrolet dealer or not, and also to fill out your information. If you chose the first option of making a reservation with a dealer then you don’t have to repeat this process again. You are advised to contact your dealer for details on your order.
When can I Buy a 2020 Corvette C8?
Pre-orders for the 2020 Corvette has been on since 2019. Although pre-orders have now run into thousands and there are speculations that it’s been sold out you can still place an order now. There is no official statement from Chevy stating that the car is sold out. They have also not put a figure to the number of cars to be produced in 2020. Indeed, what is already sold out are allocations to dealers for the year.
Visit a dealership to register your order or go through the website as mentioned earlier to get your car reserved. Remember to act fast and learn about your dealer’s allocation status before making a deposit. Production of the C8 is scheduled to begin in February and by March customer deliveries should start.
How much will the 2020 Corvette Cost in Canada?
In Canada, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has a starting price of $69,998 CAD – which is about $5000 more than its C7 predecessor. The pricing of this simply amazing car is a great bargain, especially when you consider the incredible performance it offers. This price includes a destination freight charge of $2,000 CAD but doesn’t account for dealer fees, tax, license, as well as optional equipment.
The 2LT and 3LT trims start from $79,898 CAD and $85,398 CAD, respectively. If you are looking to get the C8 at a much lower price you would probably have to wait until the next car in the series is announced. Currently, the C7 is being sold at a good bargain because dealers just want to sell off the last of their C7s fast in preparation for the new talk of the town.
The 2020 Corvette Specs
Chevrolet’s description of the all-new v8 mid-engine as “next level” is very apt. This novel engine style ensures that more power is directed to the rear of the car where it is most needed. Also, the engine placement allows for increased visibility and overall builds up user experience behind the wheel. With the engine in the rear, the cowl, hood, instrument panel and steering wheel were lowered for better, improved forward vision.
Driver Mode Selector
In addition to the presets – Tour, Track, Sport, and Weather modes, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette comes fitted with the My Mode and Z-Mode options. The driver selector modes allow you to automatically prepare the vehicle to adapt to any road for better performance. My Mode and Z-Mode can be personalized further and settings can be saved for later use. If you like to create a more personalized configuration instead of using the default settings then this should work perfectly for you.
With a record hp of 495 the 2020 Corvette is indeed a “heart that is always racing.” This distinctive feature makes the Stingray the most powerful of all the generations of the car. The v8 mid-engine (6.2 litres) sends power towards the rear wheels through the 8-speed dual-clutch, which also happens to be a first for the super Corvette.
Huge Storage Space
The 2020 Corvette also redefines storage as there is considerable space for cargo in both the car trunk and front area of the vehicle. The storage space is deep and wide enough to carry luggage, groceries, so you can go on short trips or go camping comfortably with the Corvette. Chevrolet says the trunk can hold two golf bags or the removable roof panel – imagine how much you can carry with this car.
Front Curb View Cameras
As much as performance gets us excited, safety is equally as important. The front view cameras are one of the active safety technology the 2020 Corvette features. It clearly provides the driver with a view of what lies just ahead and helps prevent low-speed collisions.
The command centre is a technology placed just on the right side of the steering. It features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system and its display is an 8-inch diagonal colour touch-screen. From Android Auto to Navigation, every feature improves the driving experience.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is truly one-of-a-kind and it’s easy to see why. Since the C8 was first revealed in July 2019 the excitement about the supercar has been unprecedented. Consumer reviews, as well as various car dealerships and review boards, place a high premium on the Corvette. The widespread appeal it has generated is largely owing to the fact that this car excels in every department. Talk about appearance, functionality, storage, speed, performance, and even competition – the 2020 Stingray passes with flying colours.
Talking about competition, Porsche 911 is one of those. It costs more but when it comes down to performance the 2020 Corvette equals it. With a little bias, one would prefer the American car. It would make a good financial decision to go for the Corvette instead of the 911 or any other supercar as it offers same or better performance at a much lower rate.