- GM’s design chief says the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray has nearly sold out already.
- The car was revealed less than two weeks ago at a California event.
- Under the hood of the new base Stingray is a 6.2-liter V8 with up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
- The starting price will be “under $60,000”.
GM opened preorders after the reveal event.
With the hype surrounding the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray, it’s little surprise the car has nearly sold out. At least, that’s what Michael Simcoe, GM’s design head, said at the Concous d’Elegance of America, the latest event where the C8 Corvette made an appearance.
Simcoe did not elaborate on exact production numbers, but preorders did open immediately after the reveal event. When GM President Mark Reuss said the new Corvette would start under $60,000, we imagine a swarm of interested buyers jumped at the opportunity to have their own example. Even if the actual car costs more than that figure — good luck finding a base model for that starting price — the Corvette is still a value proposition against its mid-engined competition. Chevrolet has not announced official pricing yet, but we should know more about that soon.
“It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon,” Simcoe said. So far this year, Chevrolet sold just under 10,000 Corvettes, although that is the previous C7 generation. We’ll have to wait and see if the new C8 will improve on the 18,791 examples the brand sold last year. However, if the car builds up a serious backlog, it’s likely the new model will sell well beyond that figure.
Under the hood of the new 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a familiar 6.2-liter V8. Called LT2, it’s an updated version of the older LT1, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the Z51 Performance Package, the new car makes up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. There will be other models like the Z06 and ZR1 along in time, but this is the launch model. Check out more on the official reveal below: