UNOFFICIAL: C8 Corvette Performance Specs Leaked


UNOFFICIAL: C8 Corvette Performance Specs Leaked

Following last week’s Corvette’s at Carlisle show, a number of performance stats and other information about the 2020 Corvette Stingray has been shared on various forums. I wanted to wait a minute as I hate to be the one putting out technical specs that may be wrong (been there, done that!), and while I am sharing these now, I will add a number of caveats along with it.

The rumor going around Carlisle was that this information was unintentionally part of the flipbooks that the Corvette engineers used to help answer questions from enthusiasts. Apparently, there was an “oh, crap!” moment when it was realized that the information was contained in the books and the word went out to not share that info.

So it’s more than possible that the leaked stats come from those pages. However, now that a couple of days has passed, we are seeing even more stats about the cars accompanying the leaked performance stats.

Keep in mind that the data that is posted here isn’t official or even final. While you can get an idea of what the performance spectrum will be, there is still some final work to be done before official numbers are released.

In fact, it was also during Corvettes at Carlisle in the Corvette Team’s Friday presentation of the 2020 Corvette that Tadge Juechter said, “We still have a ways to go. We have to do some additional test work, some final tweaking on the calibrations…a lot of little fine-tuning still left to do to make sure the car is perfect when we finally do start production.”

Okay, let’s get to the fun stuff!

Summary of Performance Specs on the 2020 Corvette:

  • 0 to 30 mph – 1.1
  • 0 to 60 mph – 2.9/3.0 seconds (Z51/Base)
  • 0 to 100 mph – 7.6 seconds
  • Quarter Mile – 11.3 @ 121 mph
  • 60 mph to 0 – 108.4 ft / 115.1 ft (Z51/Base)
  • Curb Weight Base Coupe – 3535 lbs
  • Curb Weight Z51 Coupe – 3577 lbs
  • Curb Weight Convertible – 3637 lbs

Even more statisics can be seen here:

UNOFFICIAL: C8 Corvette Performance Specs Leaked

While at Carlisle, we heard the familiar question of whether someone needs the Z51 performance package and the argument for it is that it’s faster 0-60 mph than the non-Z51 car. However, if these numbers are correct, we are only talking about 0.1 seconds difference between the Z51 and the base Stingray! So consider that fence-sitters on whether you need Z51 or not. I will say that Z51 does have some great content so you do have some hard choices to make!

Also interesting is that the weight for the forthcoming Convertible model is shown to be just 100 lbs more than the base Coupe.

Tadge made the comment that the auto journalists will be in the cars this fall and that’s when we’ll see some third party testing with the magazines doing their instrumented testing as well. Some of these numbers seem almost too good to be true, but we are dealing with a very different car than previously so anything is possible.

Stay tuned!


[VIDEO] The Corvette Team Presents the 2020 Corvette Stingray at Corvettes at Carlisle
[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Presentation to the Media at Corvettes at Carlisle
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  1. Um, unless my math skills have regressed, I believe the leg room is down, the shoulder room is down, and so is the hip room, vs. a ’19 Stingray. Overall length is up, hurray! But saying the seat has an inch more of travel seems to apply to something other than legroom. And since headroom is the same… what are we talking here reclining?

    Love my C7.

  2. So, what the numbers tell me is that, by a super narrow margin, the base model has a better power to weight ratio than the Z51. But the good news is that even if you get the bare basic model, you’re still getting great performance. Well done!!

  3. Great numbers, but wish the weight could drop a little. The C8 needs an active Active Aero System to further compete with the big guys, but hopefully it won’t add much weight.

  4. All speculation until you get behind the wheel. C7 comparisons are kind of in the “who cares” dept. It’s a NEW CAR wait and let your ass tell you whats up. Chevrolet has done a great job improving each generation of Vettes, so I don’t expect the C8 to be any different. Lol, as far as weight reduction the answer is a Pro Charger.

  5. I’d like to think its safe to say the ProCharger folks are already neck deep in developing a forced induction solution for the LT2, if they’re not already close. That being said, my big question stems from where the intercooler will go!

  6. Looking at the image of the chart (which admittedly is cut off on the right side, so there might be some useful information missing), I am not convinced that “3.0/ 2.9” are the 0 – 60 mph times for the base and Z51 models, respectively. The description reads “0 – 60 MPH/ 100 kph” so I suspect that the chart is telling us that the base model will reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and 100 kph (62.14 mph) in 3.0 seconds. All other times are expressed in MPH only and only single times are given. The only performance spec on the chart that expressly refers to separate base and Z51 model information is the Maximum lateral g’s of 0.9 for the base model and 1.0 for the Z51. I think we may need to wait a little longer to find out how much faster the Z51 model will be than the base model.

  7. Sounds terrific!
    I’m on the fence, about getting one
    To pair with my C3 1978 Pace Car
    With 8000 original miles!

  8. What’s the point of having a sports car if you don’t drive it?
    You only live once buy the C8 and put as many miles on it as you can.

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