Wednesday was supposed to be the day that all the reviews dropped for the 2020 Corvette Stingray but someone jumped early yesterday and so Chevrolet told everyone else to go ahead and post. The good news is that for the most part, the reviews for the new mid-engine Corvette have been very good indeed!
The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has been a long time coming, and it’s almost surreal that it’s here! And now that the media embargo has passed, we have a ton of opinions to sort through as these magazines and auto blogs have had their first shot at driving the new sports car. As a resource, we have created this list of those magazines and websites who have first-party reviews of the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
We think the biggest news coming from the magazines are the performance statistics they generated during their testing. The big 3 magazines – Motor Trend, Road & Track, and Car and Driver – all confirmed a 2.8 second 0-60 mph time. These are the guys that spent the most time with the car and therefore we moved them to the top of the link round-up.
I haven’t read every single one of these reviews (yet) but the early indications are that Chevy has a “Grand Slam Home Run” on its hands. We’ve read how it’s the quietest and most refined Corvette ever, while on the track flies down the straights and cuts through the corners like butter. Just watch out for that understeer as a couple publications stated.
There was some constructive criticism from those that were passengers in the car for any amount of time as the wrap-around cockpit erects a wall of separation between the driver and passenger. While most liked the materials in the car, especially the primary touch surfaces, we’ve seen more than one point to the cupholders as “typical Corvette” fare.
But overall, these positive reviews will generate another round of excitement for the new sportscar. Those buyers who already have an order should be ecstatic about what’s coming while hopefully, the new reviews will help inspire others that the new 2020 Corvette Stingray is the car for them.
Here’s the list of sites who have posted a first-party review of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. If I missed any, let me know and we’ll get it added.
- Road & Track
2020 Corvette C8 Stingray Z51: First Drive
- Motor Trend
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First Test: The C8 Keeps Its Promises
- Car and Driver
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Is More Than the Best Corvette Ever
- Automotive News
Corvette, in midengine form, is comfy, civilized supercar
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Quick Spin: Mid-Engine Proves a Wise Step
- The Detroit News
2020 Corvette C8 Stingray goes ‘Zero-60’ with Henry Payne
- Kelley Blue Book
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First Review
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First DriveL American Revolution
- CNet Roadshow
2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray first drive review: Mid-engined paradigm shift
- Detroit Free Press
2020 Corvette isn’t just super-fast; it’s luxury-car quiet and smooth
- The Smoking Tire
2020 Corvette C8 Z51 Track Test! – One Take
- The Detroit Bureau
First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First Drive
New 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette Most User-Friendly Ever
- The Car Guide
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Already Fantastic
C8 Corvette Driving Impressions
- Car Coach Reports
2020 Corvette Stingray C8 First Drive and Launch mode – with Lauren Fix & Paul Brian
2020 Chevrolet Corvette | First Drive Impressions | Autotrader
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Road Test and Review
[VIDEO] Matt Farah’s ‘One Take’ Track Test of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe
Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Runs 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds; Quarter Mile in 11.1 @ 123.2 MPH
[VIDEO] Auto Reviewer Lets the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s LT2 Do the Talking In This Test Drive