The 2020 Chevy Corvette is nearly ready for public consumption. Before that happens, the Road & Track crew got their mitts on the car. The C8 was up in Northern California as part of the fleet for R&T’s annual Performance Car of the Year testing. Matt Farah was on hand as part of this team, which means he got a fair bit of seat time in the new ‘Vette. He can’t tell us what it’s like to drive, but he can let us listen in and hear what it sounds like to drive.
That noise comes courtesy of a 6.2-liter small block V8 engine that Chevy has dubbed the LT2. On this C8 Corvette Z51, the LT2 produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. And that aural entertainment is bouncing off the golden hills that surround Thunderhill raceway’s West track.
Some other takeaways from the video above:
- Turn-in seems quite sharp.
- The car looks quick.
- The C8 might just be pretty damn stunning, especially when you consider it’s essentially a mid-engine supercar that costs well under $100k.
We will have to wait a few weeks to hear what people think about the car. The embargo for talking about it lifts on October 16th.