2020 Corvette C8 Mid-Engine is Coming to Atlanta
The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! On July 18, 2019, we are launching the All-New C8 Corvette Mid-Engine! Being the first of its kind, Hendrick Corvette Center is anticipating a great deal of popularity, which will be available at both Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buford! While specific pricing details won’t be released until July, Hendrick Corvette Center is hyped about the information we do have. Here it goes!
Let’s start with the 2020 Corvette C8 Mid-Engine being the first of its kind being that the mid-engine power has never been available to Corvette junkies. A widely available engine option is the standard LTI 6.2L found in the Stingray which offers 460HP. Corvette lovers can expect the new mid-engine to be lighter and exceed the overall performance of the current C7 generation Corvette. The ZR1 lovers should be prepared to expect that hybrid power in conjunction with the 1000HP V8. The mid-engine has been in the works for over 55 years, so we’re excited its debut is right around the corner.
C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Frequently Asked Questions
1. When is the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette being released?
Corvette has been teasing junkies for more than a half-century about the mid-engine. The dream started in 1964 from Zora Arkus-Dontov, the father of the Corvette. His vision is coming to fruition in July. Several mid-engined prototypes have existed over the years, and we’re closer than ever to know what the near-production prototypes look like. It’s taken dozens of spy photos and videos, but we finally have an idea. It will maintain Corvette’s sporty shape and will likely feature an extended rear, new wheels, and sharper headlights.
2. What will it be called?
The 2020 C8 Corvette Mid-Engine will be hardcore with a range of power options, potentially even a hybrid variant. Speculation about the 2020 C8’s name is circulating, and while the base model will likely retain the “Stingray” name, some are guessing that the range-top model could be called “Zora” for the Corvette founder.
3. What are the engine specifics?
Chevy has not confirmed anything on the engine but speculation suggests that the coupe will come with three engine options. The entry-level engine should be a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 producing around 460 horsepower. Some reports indicate that a new twin-turbo overhead-cam V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft which would possibly produce 650 horsepower. The top-ranking Corvette range may be a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with up to 850 horsepower. Some rumors hint that there may be a 1,000 horsepower all-wheel-drive hybrid version, but we won’t know for sure until July 18, 2019.
4. What are the pricing details?
Pricing is the largest variable right now. Some are predicting that the base-models will start around $60,000 to $70,000. The high-end models are likely to hit six-figures with ease. This will ballpark be around $130,000 to $150,000.
5. How do I reserve a Corvette C8?
You can easily reserve your new 2020 C8 Mid-Engine Corvette at Hendrick Chevrolet Corvette! Pre-order your Corvette with the color and options you choose. They are accepting $500 refundable deposits which guarantee you a spot on the purchase list. Once pricing is published, you can choose to have your deposit refunded or continue on to add the amount to the deposit that would total 5% of the total vehicle price.
We’re excited about the 2020 Corvette C8 mid-engine and hope you are too!