The 2020 Corvette Stingray spent last week in the hands of the Road & Track editorial staff as the next-generation Corvette was one of the 11 contenders being tested for this year’s Performance Car of the Year Award. The judging is done and the winner will be announced in the November 2019 issue.
There is currently an embargo on the various auto magazines against releasing any performance numbers until October 16th which is why we’ve seen the videos of C8 doing donuts and testing launch control which provide plenty of action, but no performance data.
Matt Farah of the Smoking Tire was at the PCOTY tests and he conducted this test drive of the 2020 Corvette Stingray around Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. Normally, Matt will talk the whole as he does his “One Take” video but this time he lets the sound of the 495-hp LT2 mid-engined Coupe speak for itself.
From The Smoking Tire on Youtube:
The all-new C8 Corvette, now with its engine amidships behind the driver, is probably the most significant sports car of the year. As part of Road & Track magazine’s “Performance Car of the Year” test, the new ‘Vette has high expectations waiting to be met. Though I can’t talk about my impressions of it until October 16th, 2019, at which point we will have a first drive review, I can show you how it looks and sounds on the track!
Recorded as part of Road & Track “Performance Car of the Year” Testing, Thunderhill West, September 24, 2019. Stay tuned for more PCOTY track videos and the big story in November!
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