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:
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.
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