[VIDEO] Watch as the 2020 Corvette Stingray Competes for Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year


[VIDEO] Watch as the 2020 Corvette Stingray Competes for Road & Track's Performance Car of the Year

The editors of Road and Track have been out testing a slew of new cars to see which will earn their coveted “Performance Car of the Year Award”. The 2020 Corvette Stingray is one of 11 new vehicles to make the cut and Corvette enthusiasts are excited to see how it does in its first driving competition.

Lucky for us, we can follow along with all the action via this “stories” post on Instagram.

The 11 contestants for the award gathered out in California this week for the collection of lap times and instrumented testing which occurred at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. From there, they’ll head out on the public roads for a real-world analysis as the editors drive from northern California to Lake Tahoe to where the final PCOTY voting will occur.

We agree with other Corvette enthusiasts that this competition will probably come down to the Corvette, Lamborghini, Porsche, and the McLaren. However, we aren’t counting any of the other competitors out including the new Supra and the revised Nissan GT-R Nismo.

[VIDEO] Watch as the 2020 Corvette Stingray Competes for Road & Track's Performance Car of the Year

Some enthusiasts are looking at the Corvette Stingray being up-front in the above group photo as confirmation that the Stingray has already been declared the winner. We don’t think that the winner has been determined quite this early in the competition and that the move of the Stingray to the front of the group is to sell magazines or encourage clicks to the R&T website. After all, the Stingray is the hottest car of the year bar none!

The winner of Road and Track Performance Car of the Year will most likely be announced in the November issue.

Our friend and contributer Jeremy Welborn created this compilation video of the pics and videos of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as posted by Road and Track:

Road and Track / Instagram

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  1. Very interested to see the C8 face off with the, also new, 992 Generation 911. The rest of the cars are just frosting on the cake!

  2. The significance of the new C8 Corvette should be a major factor in this competition. Where the other cars in this match up, or basically the same old thing, in some cases the same old EXPENSIVE thing) the C8, just isn’t an old design, rehashed..its a totally different car going to the mid-engine configuration. From the early reports from people who have driven the C8, it has all the advantages of the mid-layout, and the overall design to put it ahead of the pack. It used to be, Car Of The Year awards by the various magazines were based on all cars, put in one group, no matter if they were sedans, or sports cars. Innovation, styling, performance were all judging areas. Which car stood out the most as the most significant new car of the year. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

  3. The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette against the world.. this is a video that people would be willing to pay $$$$ to own because it’s a happening; the first ever production mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette going up against the world’s best performance cars and who doesn’t remember some of the talking heads who said that the C8 Corvette would cost $125-150K while Bob Lutz was the only guy who was convinced that the C8 wouldn’t cost too much more than a C7 Corvette.

  4. I just wish that when people take videos with their phone, they would learn to turn it sideways as most people are going to watch it on a 16:9 display and when it’s taken vertically, it crops the picture a lot.

  5. Amen to that ! It drives me nuts, when these people take video on their phone, in the vertical position,
    very amateurish

  6. Thank Instagram Stories & Snapchat for creating a world of MORONS creating a 4:3 video from a 16:9 device lol… That Vette is sure going to stir the pot a bit…
    * Was reading min my new Composite World magazine, how much Class A composite is really used on the Vette.
    Working for Lexus cracked me up how bad the RC-F Track Edition did. I’ve been saying for years why the car exist.

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