This comes from a youtube video showing a Sebring Orange 2020 Corvette Stingray Spyder with camouflage on the rear that was spotted in the Detroit area.
The guy does a nice walkaround of the car in the parking lot, and then at the end, we see the car’s driver start-up and circle around to leave. As he passes by, we see that it’s Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles behind the wheel. Harlan gives a friendly wave before driving off.
It was an interesting encounter with the 2020 Spyder model, and with the connection to Harlan, it’s what we call post-worthy.
The description of the video suggests the driver told him the 2020 Corvette will go 0-60 MPH in “about 2.7 seconds. We heard through a friend that Harlan denies making that statement in this conversation. As the video doesn’t have Harlan discussing the car, and knowing him to be tight-lipped when it comes to anything not public about the Corvette, we’ll say that it’s just speculation by the youtuber and not actual news being made here.
Posted from Brendan Macie on YouTube:
Today at work I came across a C8 which I believe is the convertible model! We were talking to the man driving it a bit, and he was an employee at the GM Tech Center. He also stated that the 0-60 is actually about 2.7 seconds… Crazy.
Since the reveal of the 2020 Corvette, Chevrolet has described the 0-60 mph time as “under 3 seconds” and we assume that time will be more exact when the Corvette Team releases their Performance stats on the new car.
That the C8 Corvette is able to go 0-60 MPH in under three seconds as GM officially claims already makes it the second quickest production Corvette ever and comes in only behind the 755-hp Corvette ZR1 which could do it in 2.85 seconds!
Just thinking about the C8 Corvette Stingray being this fast off the line does make us even more excited for America’s newest supercar. That kind of performance at Chevrolet prices keeps the promise of the Corvette being a world-class sports car that is attainable for the everyday American.
Brendan Macie / YouTube
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