The decision in favor of the drop-top variant of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 does not seem to be linked to a massive increase in weight. A booklet on Corvette Forum states that the C8 Convertible is only 102 pounds heavier than a standard Corvette C8 coupe that checks in at 3,535 pounds including liquids. Previously, GM gave us only the dry weight of the C8 Corvette (£ 3,366). The C8 coupe itself is just slightly heavier than the C7 Corvette Stingray; The long-term C7 we had in our fleet weighed 3,480 pounds. If you choose the Z51
Another interesting detail from the booklet is the quarter-mile time of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 of 11.3 seconds at 121 mph. That's just 0.3 seconds slower than the 755-hp C7 Corvette ZR1, which clocked the quarter-mile in 11.0 seconds. However, when the ZR1 crossed the finish line, it was driven at a speed of 200 km / h. This is 10.8 km / h faster than GM estimates for the 2020 Corvette C8. Other vehicles that the C8 Corvette in the quarter mile agree with are a Porsche 911 GT3 (2018), a BMW M5 (2018) and a Mercedes-AMG GT R. We will of course have to check the GM number if we have a C8 Corvette received for testing. But the estimate gives us an idea of what we can expect from the new mid-engine car.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is powered by a mid-sized 6.2-liter V8 with 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque (or 495 hp and 470 lb-ft with the Z51 package). The only transmission available is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, which is the first to offer a Corvette with manual transmission.