This week, Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette of 2020, a completely new car built from scratch. The Corvette – a legendary sports car with decades of history – makes a generational leap for 2020 by moving the engine from front to center. This will help to better compete with other supercars with a mid-engine.
The Corvette's massive V8 engine is not the only thing that pushes the car forward: Chevy has upgraded the Vette with a host of technology to make the experience future-proof for years to come.
Chevy Corvette: The tech
The 2020 Chevy Corvette is not all fire-breathing. It is also a technology port inspired by jetsers. The completely redesigned cockpit is entirely geared towards the driver and, as Michael Knight once said about K.I.T.T., he looks like Darth Vader's bathroom.
With an 8-inch color touch screen, drivers can control almost every facet of the car. It is based on Google & # 39; s Android Auto. The Corvette contains Bluetooth with NFC connection. Hold your compatible phone (BlackBerry, Google, LG, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi Android devices) at the volume button and the phone will automatically connect and connect to the car. Support for the LTE 4G network from AT & T is included, although a subscription for a subscription entails a monthly fee. The Corvette has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and accepts software updates over the air.
A 1080p video camera records driving experiences and a data recorder for performance metrics, including start and stop times on different tracks around the world. Drivers can choose from 12 different parameters to create their own driving modes, all accessible at the touch of a button.
The instrument panel is a customizable 12-inch screen that interacts with a heads-up display. It contains 3D improved navigation. Chevy tapped Bose for the 14-speaker system, which immerses the driver in their favorite songs.
Chevy Corvette: The car
The Corvette has long been a V8-driven beast with rear-wheel drive. However, according to Chevrolet executives, the company had pushed performance as far as possible into that configuration. Chevy knew that a radically new approach was needed to improve power, speed and driving dynamics. The 2020 Corvette is based on years of racing-based research into mid-engine designs and follows placement halfway through the engine and introduces a new era for the brand.
The car is centered on the 6.2L LT2 V8 plant, which delivers 495 hp and 470lb-ft of torque. It is able to shoot from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds. That is comparable to Ferraris, Lamborghini and Porsches, which all cost tens (if not hundreds) thousands of dollars more.
Gone is the age-old manual shipping. It is a new dual-clutch, 8-speed automatic transmission that, according to Chevy, drives faster than a human could throw the gear lever.
Thanks to the design with the mid engine, the cabin is pushed 16.5 inches forward. This allowed Chevy to shorten the steering column and lower the bonnet, giving the driver a much more direct view and feel for the road. Chevy performers say that the center of mass of the Corvette is now placed on the driver's right hip, almost directly in the center of the car. This significantly improves the feedback for the driver, who has a more direct connection to the pavement.
The result of these changes is a car that is more competitive and always ready.
Pre-orders are open
The 2020 Chevy Corvette starts at less than n $ 60,000. The company offers more color options for outside and inside than ever before. Interested in the new Vette? You can now configure your car for delivery in early 2020. It is a nice accessory for your phone.