In late December, the Detroit Free Press announced that the publication’s Car of the Year for 2020 is none other than the all-new Chevrolet Corvette. Referred to as “America’s greatest sports car,” the Corvette’s dramatic powertrain changes for 2020 sealed its place as the Car of the Year.
The Detroit Free Press praised the 2020 Corvette’s long-awaited eighth-generation mid-engine makeover for its drastic impact to the Corvette’s performance. The new location of the engine in the rear of the vehicle changes the Corvette’s center of gravity and allows for a more efficient transfer of power from the tires to the road. Additionally, because over half of the Corvette’s weight rests over its back wheels, drivers will experience improved handling and steering.
When paired with a performance package, the 2020 Corvette’s new V8 6.2-liter mid-engine produces an incredible 495 horsepower that can take the sportster from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. Despite the roar of the Corvette’s powerful engine, the cabin remains a peaceful haven for drivers thanks to magnetic shocks and noise cancellation.
Just because the 2020 Corvette is a powerhouse does not mean it is unattainable. Detroit Free Press writer Mark Phelan succinctly summarizes the most surprising aspect of the 2020 Car of the Year award winner: “…compared with sports cars of similar performance, technology and style, the 2020 Corvette is a steal.”
Contact the sales specialists at Graff Chevrolet if you are interested in owning the 2020 Car of the Year or to see our current Corvette inventory.