OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH


OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH

Not content to drop just one piece of news, this morning Chevrolet reveals the official MSRP pricing of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as well as the fact that it will do 194 mph top speed as tested.

That, my friends, is Chevrolet keeping their promise of being true to the Corvette heritage. It’s all about offering attainable performance and a great exotic sports car design for the everyday American car buyer.

Here’s a quick look at the official prices Chevrolet has included in the press release, and then we’ll get into what each package comes with so that you can best determine what you want (or on the flip side, which options you can live without).

The 2020 Corvette Stingray:

1LT $59,995
2LT $67,295
3LT $71,945
Z51 Performance Package $5,000
NPP Performance Exhaust $1,195
Front Lift System $1,495

The pricing that’s shown on the three different packages INCLUDES the $1,095 Destination Charge. So in reality, the real base price of the car is $58,900. A couple of commenters have said that pricing doesn’t include the destination charges, but it clearly says so here on the 2020 Corvette Stingray Pricing Guide.

I think the biggest surprise for us is the fact that the 2LT trim package which has always been the sweet spot is now showing an increase of over $3,000 from the C7’s 2LT price. Granted, there is a lot of great technology offered but at $7,300, we may have more than a few opting for the 1LT, especially if the Z51 package is a must-have box that must be checked!

Speaking of the Z51, that package price remains the same as the C7’s price and includes bigger brakes, a manually adjustable suspension and more. Well done, Chevy!!

There’s still a lot of unanswered questions including pricing for the various exterior trim, the interior carbon fiber package, optional wheels and more. FYI, all options pricing has been added below.

So now let’s dive in and take a look at the various standard and optional equipment that’s included in each of the three trim packages as well as the Z51 Performance Package.

OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH

1LT – Starts at $59,995

The base 2020 Corvette Stingray includes:

  • 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, producing an SAE-rated 490 horsepower (965 kW) and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm)
  • 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters
  • 8-way power GT1 Seats with Mulan leather
  • Removable body-color roof panel
  • Front and Rear E-boost assisted disc brakes with Brembo four-piston/two-piece front calipers and four-piston/ monoblock rear calipers
  • Michelin Pilot Sport ALS run-flat performance all-season tires with tire pressure and temperature monitoring.
  • Traction control with active handling and launch control
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Driver mode selector (Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, MyMode and Z-Made)
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Capless fueling
  • Cruise control
  • Dual power remote heated sport mirror
  • Central locking interior storage ~ glove box / console
  • HD Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist
  • Power pull-down hatch
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping functionality
  • Bose 10-speaker premium sound system with 3-month SiriusXM free trial
  • 8-in diagonal color touch screen with Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system
  • 12-in configurable color cluster display
  • One-touch Bluetooth pairing through Near Field Communication
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
  • Steering wheel controls
  • OnStar one month trial
  • Power window express up/down
  • LED lighting with automatic headlamps
  • Cabin air filtration

OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH

2LT – Starts at $67,295

Includes most of the standard content on the 1LT, plus:

  • Full-color head-up display
  • Power lumbar and wing seat adjustment
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bose 14-speaker Performance Series audio system
  • Navigation with traffic
  • Performance Data Recorder
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Rear Camera Mirror with auto-dimming
  • Driver and passenger side seat memory package
  • Front Curb View Camera
  • SirusXM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Advanced theft deterrent system
  • Parcel nets

OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH

3LT – Starts at $71,945

Includes most of the standard content on the 1LT and 2LT, plus:

  • GT2 seats with Napa and Mulan leather seating surfaces and carbon fiber trim
  • Custom leather-wrapped interior
  • Suede-wrapped upper interior trim
  • Leather-wrapped door panels

OFFICIAL: The 2020 Corvette Will Start at $59,995 and Has a Top Speed of 194 MPH

Z51 Performance Package – $5,000

The popular Z51 Performance Package price remains unchanged at $5,000 and takes any trim of Corvette to new heights. The package launches the new mid-engine Stingray from 0-60 mph in fewer than 3 seconds, nearly a second faster than the 2019 Corvette Stingray Paired with the 1LT trim, that level of performance can be had for less than $65,000.

The Z51 Performance Package adds:

  • NPP Performance exhaust
  • Performance suspension with manually adjustable threaded spring seats
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • Front splitter
  • Rear spoiler
  • Larger than standard front end rear E-Boost-assisted disc brakes with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper at front and rear with Z51 logo
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer only Performance tires
  • Enhanced cooling
  • Specific axle ratio
  • Front brake cooling inlets

Other Key Options

The NPP Performance exhaust is priced at $1,195. This exhaust system boosts the Stingray’s power output to an SAE-rated 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.

The Innovative front suspension lift system that can store up to 1,000 locations for automatic activation will be available on 2LT and 3LT trims for $1,495.

Customers have an unprecedented level at personalization and can select from 12 exterior colors, six interior color themes, six seat belt colors, two optional stitch packages and three seat choices.

Chevrolet also updated the Next Generation Corvette website to include most of the pricing for the optional equipment and accessories:

G1E Long Beach Red Metallic $995
G26 Sebring Orange $995
GD0 Accelerate Yellow $500
GMO Rapid BLue $500
FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride Control/Performance Traction Mgmt $1,895
Z51 Performance Package $5,000
NPP Performance Exhaust System $1,195
Q8Q Carbon Flash Open Spoke Wheels $995
Q8S Ultra Bright Trident Spoke Wheels $1,495
Q8T Spectra Gray Machined Trident Spoke Wheels $1,495
J6E Yellow Caliper $595
J6F Red Caliper $595
J6N Edge Red Caliper $595
DTH Carbon Flash, Full Length Racing Stripe $995
DUB Sterling Silver, Full Length Racing Stripe $995
DXO Midnight Silver – Full Length Racing Stripe $995
EFA Dark Shadow Metallic Exterior Trim Accents $995
EFY Body Color Exterior Trim Accents $995
EYK Chrome exterior badge package $100
CC3 Removable Transparent Roof Panel $995
C2Z Removable Visible Carbon Fiber Roof Panel $2,495
C2M Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package $3,495
C2Q Body-Color Dual Roof Package $1,995
ZYC Carbon Flash Metallic painted outside mirrors $100
AH2 GT2 Seats $1,495
AE4 Competition Sport Bucket Seats $1,995/$395
TU7 Seats, Two Tone $395
FA5 Carbon Fiber Interior Trim $1,500
N26 Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Steering Wheel $595
379 Orange Seat Belts $395
3A9 Blue Seat Belts $395
3F9 Red Seat Belts $395
3M9 Yellow Seat Belts $395
3N9 Tan Seat Belts $395
E60 Front Lift Adjustable Height with Memory $1,495
ZZ3 Engine Appearance Package $995
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery w/Personalized Plaque $995
BV4 Personalized Plaque $200
ERI Battery Protection Package $100
D30 Non-Recommended Color Combination Override $590
VK3 License Plate Bracket, Front $15
5DF Accessory Black Trident Spoke Wheels $2,695
RXH Wheel Center Caps in Silver w/Stingray Logo $250
RXJ Wheel Center Caps in Black w/Stingray Logo $250
5VM Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects $4,850
SNG Fender Hash Marks in Edge Red with Carbon Flash Metallic Accent $245
SHW Fender Hash Marks in Carbon Flash Metallic with Edge Red Accent $245
SHQ Fender Hash Marks in Midnight Silver with Carbon Flash Metallic Accent $245
RZ9 Grille Insert in Visible Carbon Fiber $2,095
5W8 Ground Effects Kit in Carbon Fiber Painted Carbon Flash Metallic $3,850
5VM Ground Effects Kit in Visible Carbon Fiber $4,850
5V7 Ground Effects Kit in molded body color $695
STI Rocker Panel Extensions – Molded In Color $550
SJI Rocker Panel Extensions in Visible Carbon Fiber $3,420
RWH Premium Indoor Car Cover in Black w/crossed flags logo $460
WKQ Premium Indoor Car Cover in Black w/crossed flags logo & access panels $460
SL1 Premium Indoor Car Cover in Red with Stingray logo $460
RWJ Premium Outdoor Car Cover in Black w/crossed flags logo and Corvette silhouette $460
RNX Premium Outdoor Car Cover in Black w/Stingray logo and access panels $460
5ZU High Wing Spoiler – Arctic White, Torch Red, Black, Dark Shadow Gray $1,150
5ZZ High Wing Spoiler – Carbon Flash Metallic $1,150
SC7 Roof Panel Storage Bag in Black w/Crossed Flags logo $160
SPY Black Lug Nuts $225
SPZ Black Wheel Locks $120
RIN Corvette Script Emblem in Arctic White $395
SL8 Corvette Script Emblem in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic $395
RIK Corvette Script Emblem in Torch Red $395
VQK Splash Guards molded in body color $250
5JR Mirror Caps in Visible Carbon Fiber $1,145


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  1. Chevrolet will unquestionably sell every single 2020 C8 they can produce!!! Hopefully, the C8’s reliability will equal its high levels of performance. For under $80K with some great options…what manufacturer can compete with this car?

  2. Although a great base price (as was the C7), no enthusiast can live without the 2LT/Z51 packages. Therefore a $75K car out the door. Still, in line with a similarly equipped C7. Kudos to GM.

  3. I agree with Kenneth. The 2LT/Z51 remains the sweet spot.

    Just a remarkable job done by Chevy engineers and bean counters. Can’t wait to see the performance testing.

  4. Also agree with Kenneth & KT.
    The C7’s 2LT package did not include the PDR and Navi, among other features, which easily justify the price jump.

  5. why aren’t there any real rebates on the current C7 with this aggressive pricing for the C8?

  6. Your pricing information is not correct. The prices that you have stated for the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT DO NOT include the Destination Charge. This is made very clear by the Price Guide that was released by Chevrolet today!

  7. A few minutes ago I sent you a message stating that your pricing for the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was incorrect, for your pricing said it included Destination Charge. When the official Pricing Guide was released early this morning, a footnote made it very clear that the destination charge was not included in your numbers. It now appears, however, that the footnote was in error, for the footnote has since been change. Hence, your prices are correct. Sorry for the confusion, but Chevrolet screwed up early this morning. In fact, the footnote this morning took me to a page where estimation charges were listed for many Chevrolet vehicles.

  8. 194 mph requires a Z rated tire. Did Michelin develop a new tire because I could only find Y rated?

  9. From the Chevrolet press release: “The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray offers unprecedented performance at a starting price of $59,995 (including Destination Freight Charge of $1,095, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment).” The 2LT and 3LT prices shown also include the $1,095 DFC – Keith

  10. This is definitely happening. I’ll probably pick up a 2021 in 2023. I’m the meantime, my C7 will have to wear the “8TH SIN” license plate until I pick up the new one.

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