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2020 Corvette Stingray: beautiful - and beautifully imperfect

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  • 20AUTP04_12
Published April 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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Grasping the true beauty of Chevy's new 2020 Corvette supercar demands a deep dig. You must venture beyond the exciting-to-a-fault sheetmetal and the lavish stitched-leather, buffed-metal, and carbon-fiber-embellished interior. You have to look past the revolutionary powertrain and chassis engineering. Nor will you discover the 2020 Corvette's place in the cosmos by summing up its performance stats.

In fact, beyond the major improvement in acceleration from rest (0-60 mph [97 km/h] easily cracking the 3-sec. barrier), several indices - curb weight, Cg height, polar moment of inertia, drag coefficient and frontal area - have moved in the wrong direction. In the end, driving this car is the only means of gauging the leap the Corvette engineers have achieved with their rejuvenation of “America's sports car.”