With a history stretching back to the 1950s, the Chevrolet Corvette is all about tradition. Yet with the latest, eighth-generation Corvette, Chevy is breaking with it.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the most radical update of a Corvette in decades. The engine moves from the front of the car to the middle, a configuration preferred by the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Corvette also embraces tech like never before, with a cockpit built around digital displays. Chevy even ditched the manual transmission for a dual-clutch gearbox.
What hasn’t changed? The Corvette’s value. The car’s $59,995 base price is close to a Toyota Supra or Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman, but its performance rivals cars in the six-figure range. You can spend a lot more on a Corvette. Fully-loaded models sticker for closer to $80,000. Even then, it’s a deal.
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