Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2020 Corvette Stingray, and it’s the most radical redesign in the Corvette’s history. There is no manual transmission not even as an option and a 6.2-liter V-8 “LT2” engine will be standard on the base Stingray model.

Design cues are carried over from the current-generation C7 with sharp edges, horizontal tail lamps and creased flanks.  The 2020 Corvette has an aggressive front fascia with a triangular insert that is flanked by large air intakes. A small spoiler resides below, while there’s a stylish hood and slender headlights above give it a McLaren or Acura NSX vibe. The Corvette Stingray coupe will be the only body style at launch. It features a removable targa top that can be painted body color or made in carbon fiber or clear; it fits in the rear storage area behind the longitudinally placed engine. 

Power comes from a new, mid-mounted 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that produces 490 hp (365 kW / 497 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque.  However, the optional Z51 Performance Package boasts the output to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm). There are six drive modes that modify the Corvette’s drive systems: Weather, Tour, Sport, Track, MyMode, and Z mode.

Inside the new Corvette design is evolutionary. GM’s next-gen infotainment system sits mid-dash hovering above the NSX-like pushbutton gear selector. A 12-inch digital gauge cluster sits behind the squared-off two-spoke steering wheel, and there are three seat options: GT1, GT2, and Competition Sport, with increasing sportiness. 

The new Corvettes will start to roll of their Bowling Green, Kentucky, line later this year will start from under $60,000. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.