The 2020 Corvette Stingray Reveal was a pretty cool event as car reveals go. Held on the evening of October 2nd in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex, we were reminded that of the Chevrolet commercial that America is still building rockets.
There is so much to go over, so I’m just going to list some facts from what we learned tonight.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible utilizes 6 separate motors to lift and store the hardtop in a compartment above the engine. The compartment has 16 fasteners to remove to get into the engine compartment. The storage area helps shield the hardtop from the heat of the engine. One of the advantages of the compact engine compartment is that it moves the hot air out the vents faster because there is no space for the heat to rise.
The window behind the seats can be raised or lowered with the top up or down. The nacelles do not contain roll bars or other structural reinforcements as they are designed for aerodynamics. The top can be lowered at speeds up to 30 mph and the process to lower takes 16 seconds.
The nacelles will come in three designs. You can select the roof and nacelles to be body color, you can make them both Carbon Flash (which is a great look on a lighter colored car, or you can select a body-color roof with Carbon Flash nacelles.
The 2020 Stingray Convertible will begin production in 1st Quarter 2020 and will start at $67,495.
Also shown at tonight’s reveal was Corvette Racing’s C8.R race car. The No. 4 Corvette features a silver paint job with yellow accents while the No.3 C8.R will be reversed with the traditional Yellow, but with silver accents. But that’s not Accelerate Yellow. It’s a custom blend just for the race cars!
Driver Tommy Milner was on hand but couldn’t talk about what kind of engine is powering the new race car. It’s a different sound that Corvette Racing fans will be used to. Tommy says the cars are very fast and that after a few laps, you forget about the novelty of it being a new car. We’ll see one of the C8.Rs (Most likely the No.4) at Petit Le Mans next weekend.
Enjoy the reveal of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible and the Corvette Racing C8.R:
Photos and Video by Keith Cornett
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