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Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Although the engine is in a new location—now behind the passenger compartment instead of in front of it—it remains a 6.2-liter V-8, albeit one making 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the dual-mode performance exhaust that is part of the Z51 package, it makes 495 horsepower. The Z51 option also adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential, more aggressive brakes, and summer tires. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic (a Corvette first) is the sole transmission. It is controlled either by a push-button gear selector on the center console or by using two large steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. A manual transmission is not available. In our testing, we recorded a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.8 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds at 122 mph in a car equipped with the Z51 performance package and the optional FE4 magnetorheological dampers. We managed a braking distance of 149 feet from 70 mph and recorded 1.03 g’s on the skid pad. Even in base form, however, the new Corvette is capable of heroic handling and delivers big thrills on both road and track.
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Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
While its performance is amazing, the Corvette’s warranty coverage is strictly average. At least the first maintenance service is covered at no cost.
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
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SPECIFICATIONS 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 VEHICLE TYPE mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door targa PRICE AS TESTED $88,310 (base price: $64,995) ENGINE TYPE pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection Displacement 376 cu in, 6162 cc Power 495 hp @ 6450 rpm Torque 470 lb-ft @ 5150 rpm TRANSMISSION 8-speed dual-clutch automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): control arms/control arms Brakes (F/R): 13.6-in vented disc/ 13.8-in vented disc Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S ZP, F: 245/35ZR-19 (89Y) TPC Spec 3120 R: 305/30ZR-20 (99Y) TPC Spec 312 DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 107.2 in Length: 182.3 in Width: 76.1 in Height: 48.6 in Passenger volume: 51 cu ft Cargo volume: 13 cu ft Curb weight: 3647 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.2 sec Zero to 60 mph: 2.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 7.2 sec Zero to 130 mph: 13.2 sec Zero to 150 mph: 19.4 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.5 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 1.9 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.5 sec Standing ¼-mile: 11.2 sec @ 122 mph Top speed (drag limited, mfr’s claim): 184 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 149 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.03 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY 75-mph highway driving: 26 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST) Combined/city/highway: 19/16/26 mpg