A new Corvette is coming soon. Soon enough we will see the 2020 Corvette Stingray. So far, Chevrolet only released bits of information of the upcoming Stingray. Below are the things we know so far about the 2020 Stingray.
The First Model We Will See
The Corvette lineup has several models. The base trim, which is the Stingray model, is planned to make the first appearance of the lineup’s debut. Don’t be mistaken, though. Even if the Stingray is a base trim, it sure does pack a lot of power. After the Stingray makes its debut, the more powerful models, the Z06, ZR1, and “Zora” will follow suit.
2020 Corvette Stingray Release Date and Price
When will the 2020 Corvette Stingray hit the market? According to Chevrolet, the upcoming Stingray is going to debut on 18 July 2019. That’s right. We are going to see the latest iteration of the amazing Stingray very soon. What’s interesting is that Chevrolet “announces” the debut date using a time stop on its teaser video.
As for the price, it will most likely much more expensive than the price of the current Stingray. The starting price of the current Stingray is in the $57,000 range. We can expect the starting price of the 2020 Stingray to be in the $62,000 range.
Under the Hood – Engine Specs
Unfortunately, Chevrolet hasn’t made any announcement regarding the engine that will power the upcoming Stingray. That said, it should be powered by a powerful engine. A 6.2-literV8 engine with an output of 500 hp is not too far-fetched. It is, after all, a Corvette. The current engine’s output is around 460 hp. It is not surprising if the 2020 Stingray’s base trim output reaches 500 hp ranges.
According to a report, Chevrolet is currently working on a V8 twin-turbo engine with overhead-cam for the upcoming Stingray. At the moment, we don’t have the knowledge to say whether or not this report is true. More details are needed to confirm that. What we can say with certainty is that the 2020 Stingray will have a very powerful engine under its hood.
Second Shift and More Employees for the Plant
The manufacturer announced that the plant where the Corvette has been built for decades will get over 400 additional employees and there will be a second shift. As of now, the reason why there are more employees and a second shift is not yet clear.
Is it because the manufacturer is preparing for the demand of the 2020 Corvette or perhaps slowing down the production in order to keep the quality high? Unfortunately, we don’t know the answer yet.
There is something unique about the 2020 Corvette Stingray: its engine will be placed behind the cabin. If you are a Corvette fan, you probably know that this is very different from the usual Corvette layout. Due to its engine placement which affects the proportions, we can expect the design of the Stingray to be different.
No need to worry, though. Despite the changing designs, the upcoming Stingray will still be a Corvette. When you see some parts like the windshield, the roofline, and the quad taillights, you will know that it is a Corvette.