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Is The New ‘Vette Worth The Upgrade?

A close up of the 2020 Chevy Corvette's front end is shown.

 

With the turn of the century, it is only appropriate that America’s favorite car company releases another edition of their revered sports car. The Corvette has been an iconic American car since it’s debut in 1953. There is, however, something different about the newest edition of the Corvette. Most cars don’t get the opportunity to make a radical change to their design, but if there is going to be one American made sports car that deserves to evolve with the times, it is the 2020 Chevy Corvette. So, what exactly is the difference between the 2020 Chevy Corvette vs 2019 Chevy Corvette?

While Chevrolet continues to improve all of the small features that consumers have come to expect over the years, they have made some more significant changes this time around. The crowning jewel of the redesign concerns how power is delivered to the wheels. Historically, the Corvette has been a mean, front-engine rear-wheel drive monster that can get you going very quickly. It’s perfect for the track and for regular driving. For years, a mid-engine Corvette has been rumored and too much disappointment of Corvette fans, it was passed over again and again. This time, Chevrolet finally took cues from modern supercars and decided to give the Corvette a powerful mid-engine design. Chevrolet has also updated the Corvette’s style, producing a truly beautiful automobile that blurs the lines between sports car and hypercar.

Mid-Engine Madness

Without a doubt, the most exciting reason to upgrade to the 2020 Corvette is because of the inclusion of a mid-engine design. When your automobile has a mid-engine design, you get a more balanced product. As the engine sits more balanced between all of the wheels equally, the extra weight ensures that you have more grip when accelerating from a dead stop.

The 2019 Corvette Stingray comes equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Without a mid-engine design, this sports car takes you from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The 2020 Stingray takes it a step further with 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, a huge improvement from past years. Of course, this is only the Stingray, and we have yet to hear about other Corvette models.

A bird's eye view of the 2020 Chevy Corvette's mid-engine, which is a huge difference between the 2020 Chevy Corvette vs 2019 Chevy Corvette, is shown.

It is impossible to talk about the mid-engine design without mentioning the superficial benefits that it provides. When people see a mid-engine design, they associate the vehicle with an entirely different breed of vehicle. Driving down the street, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will uncourtly turn heads more than its predecessor. People will glance over thinking “Is that a Ferrari? A Lamborghini? It can’t be a Porsche, can it?” It is only upon closer inspection that they will realize that it is America’s pride and joy tearing down the street. When you can get a vehicle with this feature, in an amazing body style, you would think that you’d be paying hundreds of thousands to an exotic dealership. Nope, just like last year when you were jealous of a coworker with a 2019 Corvette, you’ll be able to speak with your local dealership and get America’s baddest sports car in your driveway with no issues.

It’s Easy on the Eyes

]The 2019 Corvette is a beautiful vehicle that is a culmination of all of the great ideas that Chevy had for the seventh generation vehicle over the years. If you really like that body style, then the 2019 model is the last year that you will be able to get it in. If you don’t particularly have your heart set on the seventh generation body style, then you can surely agree that 2020 body style upgrades were a step in the right direction. Whereas last year’s model had a classic corvette design that could be considered timeless. Compare that to the newest edition, the first thing that should come to mind is exotic hypercar.

Performance

When you let emotions get involved, it is hard to justify not opting for the 2020 Stingray over the 2019 Stingray. You can get both editions of the Corvette into your garage for less than $60,000, which is an incredible price point considering all it has to offer. The new mid-engine design provides you with more horsepower over last year’s vehicle with the upgraded mid-engine.

A silver 2019 Chevy Corvette is driving on a highway at night.

Like the classic Corvette, you still get only two seats with the 2020 model. The new model weighs a little more, and you’ll still have plenty of storage space with a trunk in the front and compartments within the vehicle. New features include magnetic ride control 4.0 with the Z51 package, front lift that allows you to preset places to lift the front of your vehicle to avoid bumps in the road and a performance data recorder. Your Corvette Stingray will always be road and track-worthy.

Looking at the figures, this is what it comes down to: the newest Corvette is everything that you’ve wanted out of a Chevrolet sports car and then some. If you’ve ever liked a Corvette in the past, you will find a lot to love with this model. In black and white, there is every reason to upgrade to the latest Corvette.

You Know You Want It

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your Corvette or looking to get your first one in your garage, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the perfect time to make the leap. Thanks to an affordable price that won’t break the bank, a design that is breathtaking for its class, and performance that will make even a speed junkie blush, you can feel confident reaching out to your local dealership and opening a dialog. The 2020 Corvette Stingray starts at an MSRP of $59,995, which is only $3,000 more than the 2019 model without all the new and improved features.

Upon its release, this vehicle is going to be a hot one. Few cars can make the previous generations look like generic value-rides. Even fewer cars can make an old Corvette look like a value option. The fact that this generation of Corvette has outshined everything that came before it is a true testament to Chevrolet’s ability and market knowledge. Right when we thought we had them figure out, Chevrolet comes up with some great features that we didn’t even know we wanted. What will they come up with next? It’s anyone’s guess, but If you like what Chevrolet has done with the Corvette, buying it now will ensure you have the lasts model for years to come.

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