Motor Trend Shares a Rendered C8 Corvette for its Feature on ‘Future Cars! 2020 and Beyond’

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Motor Trend Shares Rendered C8 Corvette for its Feature on 'Future Cars! 2020 and Beyond'

Photo Credit: Avarvarii / Motor Trend


Motor Trend has a new feature article called Future Cars! 2020 And Beyond which lays out some of the hottest cars on the way from BMW, Alfa Romeo and others. Of course, we know the hottest future car out there is the 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette and the folks at Motor Trend know that too as they commissioned a rendering for the article from the digital artist named Avarvarii.

In the feature, Motor Trend shares two sections dedicated to each vehicle. The first is “What’s New” while the second covers “What’s Not”, and the magazine also lists the expected date and pricing for each future car.

For the C8 Corvette, Motor Trend focuses on the powertrain and interior, and believes that pricing of the mid-engine Corvettes will start at $70,000 with future high-performance models ranging upwards of $140,000. As far as the “What’s Not” section, Motor Trend says the 6.2L pushrod V8 will remain as does a removable Targa top.

Here’s the skinny on the next-generation Corvette from Motor Trend:

What’s New
The long-awaited mid-engine Corvette is finally here. After years of rumors, spy shots, leaks, and speculation, Chevrolet will finally peel the camo off this July. When it does, we expect to find a dual-overhead-cam V-8 under the rear glass with a pair of turbochargers driving the rear wheels through a manual or dual-clutch automatic transaxle. Multiple power outputs are expected courtesy of various displacements, with both 4.2-liter and 5.5-liter versions to be fitted. An all-new electrical architecture will feature top-of-the-line sensors and computers for performance and handling enhancement, but you’ll no doubt be able to turn them all off, too. Inside, Chevrolet has gone upscale with a classy, driver-focused interior featuring premium materials and a digital instrument cluster. Although base-model Corvettes will start at about $70,000, higher-performance models will quickly shoot up in price to cover both the development cost and the improvements in technology, performance, and comfort. But they should still remain relatively attainable.

What’s Not
Base cars are expected to employ Chevrolet’s tried-and-true 6.2-liter pushrod V-8. Midrange cars might also employ the supercharged pushrod engine. We predict Chevrolet will continue to offer a removable targa roof that will store in the cargo area.

When
July 18, 2019

How Much:
$70,000-$140,000 (est)


Check out all the 2020 Future Cars featured at Motor Trend.


Source:
Motor Trend

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The rumored 65K seems more realistic for the base model, but I think MT knows that and just wants to give a very conservative overestimate.

    Either way, let’s do this!!!!!

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