STATUS: New for 2020 - by now the whole world knows that Chevrolet has swept the traditional front-engine Corvette design under the rug, replacing it with a completely model with the engine in the back. The Stingray comes with a 6.2-liter V-8, dubbed the LT2, producing 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet claims the car can sprint to 60 mph from zero in less than three seconds. Helping achieve that number is a Tremec eight-speed automated-manual (dual clutch) transmission with paddle shifters. No manual transmission is offered. Cargo space is tight, but with the removable roof panel in place - a folding-hardtop convertible will also be offered - there's room for a set of golf clubs behind the engine, while in front you can pack a carry-on-size bag plus a lap top computer. With a base price of $60,000 (about $7,500 more for the convertible), the new Corvette becomes a bargain-basement supercar that should match or exceed the performance of similar models costing considerably more.
Base price (incl. destination): $60,000
Type: Two-door coupe/roadster
Engines (h.p.): 6.2-liter V-8 (495)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): TBA
Base weight (lb.): 3,370