Having previously autocrossed a 2020 Corvette during the C8 Chevrolet Media Drive earlier this year at Spring Mountain, I can attest to the fact that the car is very well suited for these kinds of courses.
The 2020 Corvette’s phenomenal traction and lightning-fast DCT allows the driver to quickly sprint up to the speed while the new mid-engine configuration also provides the driver with great forward vision. So when you are taking a hard turn around a corner, it almost feels like the driver is rotating around it first, and then the car follows.
This White 2020 Corvette Stingray features the body-color vents and exterior trim and even the High Wing and wheels are white as well. The Stingray was actually driven by two different drivers wearing numbers #11 and #111 during the SCCA-sanctioned event in Central Pennsylvania.
The 2020 Corvette performed well over the two days with it taking 4th and 5th places during Saturday’s events and on Sunday it finished in 3rd and 4th place. A 2019 Porsche Cayman GT3 finished ahead of the mid-engine Corvette both days (also driven by two drivers), but Saturday’s event was won by a 2017 Corvette Grand Sport.
Thanks to Chris Paveglio via YouTube, we have some of the on-track action from the Corvette Stingray as it defly moves through the courses. Here is what he says about the 2020 Corvette at the SCCA event in :
One of the first C8 owners in PA autocrosses it! Lots of heat from front radiators, they were spraying down the front tires after each run. Shifts are super fast.