I’m saying this right off the bat; the Corvette C8 is the best supercar bargain of 2019.
We’ve known for some time that Chevrolet was working on something special for its 8th generation supercar.
While visiting in Michigan, I came across a camouflage c8 at the stoplight, and immediately I knew what it was.
It’s a special time in the automotive industry, and I think this new Vette is a positive sign of things to come.
Sure, it might not be a big deal for those of you Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren fans.
You’ve celebrated icons like the 911 for years, and the 600LT is probably my most desired supercar.
For decades, we’ve lived with front-engine Corvettes battling it out on the track with 911s.
It’s an age-old rivalry compared to the likes of Ken and Ryu if you will.
The 2020 Corvette C8 Bargain
I have never really been a fan of the interiors of Corvettes, and I find them messy and under-designed at best.
I’m glad to see General Motors stepping up their game a bit in the interior department.
You are greeted with a driver-centric cockpit with the latest in tech gadgetry, wrapped in a design that I think I like.
Where the real bargain can be found, is in that bang-for-the-buck motto that’s been present with almost all of Chevrolet’s sports cars.
The eighth-generation Corvette is the first in the company’s lineup to go mid-engine.
Switching the location of the motor from the front to the mid-back of the vehicle brings in a whole new level of handling dynamics.
I expect to see future versions of the mid-engine corvette become more refined with each update.
For $70,000 CAD ($60,000 USD), drivers get
- Mid-engine setup
- 6.2-liter pushrod V8
- 11.5: compression ratio
- 495 horsepower
- 470 lb-ft of torque
- 6600 rpm limiter
- 0-60 3.0 and under
A base 911 Carrera S, starts at about $129,000 CAD, a Ferrari 488 starts at around $300,000 CAD, and a McLaren 570s starts at $230,000 CAD.
It’s fair to say not only is the 2020 Corvette C8 a bargain, but it’s practically a steal.
I’m not particularly pleased that GM doesn’t offer a proper manual, but at the price, they plan on selling this thing at, I can let that slide.
This machine is clearly focused on turning out consistent lap times, and that’s fine by me.
For that base price of $70K CAD, you are getting a lot of machine for your money. And if you wait about two or three years down the line, you could potentially pick up a used 2020 C8 for less.
The way it sits right now, I don’t particularly see any 2020 sports car at this price point and performance levels, that is a better bargain.
The price is right, the performance numbers are on point, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the next line of Corvettes.