2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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It’s finally here and with great muscle and power. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 convertible is finally here. Entering 8th generation of its production, the 2020 Corvette hosts numerous features for every type of buyer in the market. 

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Pros

Supercar styling

Brilliant drive quality

Better pricing than supercars in the segment

Improved interior styling

Cons

Exhaust notes are not so punchy

Handling is not as good as the C7

What's New?

Full makeover with a new mid-engine setup

New 495 hp V8 engine


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67495

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

torque

465 lbs.-ft. @ 5150 rpm

transmission

8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12.6

dimensions

wheelbase

107.2 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

48.6 in.

curb weight

3637 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

52 cu ft.

cargo volume

10 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

149 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/25/19 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible in Arctic White color 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible in Lakeside Blue color
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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

10

Final Verdict

8.6

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1LT

1LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$67,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $67,495 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 2LT

2LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$74,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $74,295 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 3LT

3LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$78,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $78,945 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

8.4

Overall Rating


Priced at $67,495 for the base trim, the pricing of the Corvette goes all the way up to $78,945. Still being one of the cheapest sports cars in the market, the Corvette has experienced major changes for the 2020 lineup. A new placement of the engine changes the story for Corvette and makes the wildest dreams come true for auto enthusiasts.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Front View
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 

10/10
Competition

 

8.6/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Features

8.0/10

Generations define character in their own language. The expression of impression changes with time like the white stripes follow as you cruise down the road. One such example of improvisation is the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8. Available in both convertible and coupe versions, the 2020 Stingray is the new hotshot sports mobile in the US. The trim levels are divided into familiar 1LT, 2LT and 3LT branding. Priced $67,495, the base 1LT is generously equipped with most of the features at a very competitive price range. 

Trims 

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 2LT

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 3LT

MSRP (RWD)

$67,495

$74,295

$78,945

Key Features

7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching

Adds/Upgrades to 1LT

Adds/Upgrades to 2LT

  Gray, Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen Chevrolet Infotainment System with Navigation and 8" diagonal color touch-screen
 

Performance exhaust with 4 inch polished stainless steel tips

Head-Up Display

High-gloss carbon-fiber instrument panel trim

 

Magnetic Selective Ride Control

Custom floor console lid with Stingray logo, Genuine Corvette Accessory

Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package

 

Aluminum frame

Universal Home Remote

Carbon-fiber and suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel

 

Michelin Pilot Super Sport P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, run-flat, summer-only tires

Inclination and interior movement sensors

Blue custom leather stitching

 

 

Gray, Leather seating surfaces with suede microfiber inserts

Gray, Perforated Napa leather seating surfaces

Icing on the cake is not just an expression but a boon for enthusiasts of the Stingray C8. 5 diverse touch-ups are on offer from Chevrolet for the all-new 2020 C8. Packages such as ‘Body Colour Dual Roof Package’ add features such as a new roof panel. Many such packages are available to upgrade the already beautiful aesthetic presence of the Stingray. 

Package Name

Corvette Museum Delivery 

Carbon Flash Metallic-Painted Outside Mirrors

Body Colour Dual Roof Package

Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package

Z51 Performance Package 

MSRP 

$995

$100

$1995

$3495

$5000

Features 

Personalized Plaque with Corvette Museum Logo

Carbon Flash Metallic-Painted Outside Mirrors

Body-Color Removable Roof Panel

Transparent Removable Roof Panel

Z51 Performance Brakes

  - -

Transparent Removable Roof Panel

Visible Carbon Fiber Removable Roof Panel

Z51 Performance Suspension

  - -

Roof Panel Storage Pouch (LPO)

Roof Panel Storage Pouch (LPO)

Performance Exhaust with Stainless-Steel Tips

 

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-

- -

Performance Rear Axle Ratio

 

-

-

- -

Electronic Limited-Slip Differential

 

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-

- -

Rear Z51 Spoiler

 

-

-

- -

Tires: 245/35ZR19 Fr & 305/30ZR20 Rr BW

 

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-

- -

Heavy-Duty Cooling System

If carbon fiber is your sportscar expression, Chevrolet has taken your desire into much consideration while designing the all-new Corvette Stingray. A special carbon-fiber dual roof package adds a carbon-fiber roof panel on the top of the machine which is removable when required. The use of carbon fiber is evident not just in the exterior body but within the cabin as well. 

Which trim to go for?

Since it's an all-new, redesigned Corvette, the 2020 Stingray has a lot of expectations to adhere to. And Mind You, Chevrolet is no newbie in the segment. About to enter its 8th production model, each trim of the 2020 Corvette is well equipped for track performance and daily commuting. We recommend you to get the base 1LT trim and get the special Z51 package installed. This will keep the budget in place while maintaining the performance orientation of the vehicle. The Z51 package level up the Corvette with an electronic limited-slip rear differential, punchy brakes, and summer tires.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The game of chess defines how position plays a crucial role in how the game is going to progress. Tapping the opportunity, Chevrolet has moved the engine placement from the front of the car to the middle of the car. Sitting right behind the passenger compartment, the 6.2 liter V8 brings heart and soul to the machine with its roaring dynamics and sheer performance. The mid-engine V8 of 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 produces 490 hp at 6450 rpm and makes maximum torque of 465 lbs./ft. at 5150 rpm. The special Z51 package not just adds performance to the sports car but adds a couple of horses under the hood. After package installation, the 2020 Stingray produces 495 hp at 6450 rpm and makes a maximum torque of 470 lbs./ft. at 5150 rpm. 

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

MSRP

$67,495

$182,100

$126,100

$211,300

Engine

6.2L Gas V8

5.2L Premium V-10

3.0L Premium H-6 

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Drivetrain RWD AWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual with OD and Auto-Manual

8Speed Auto-Shift Manual with OD and Auto-Manual

Auto-Shift Manual with OD

Power (hp @ rpm)

490@6,450

562@8,100

443@6,500

562@7,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

465@5,150

406@6,400

390@2,300

443@5,000

Competition of the 2020 Corvette Stingray such as the 2020 Audi R8 Spyder runs on a V10 engine and makes staggering 562 hp while it makes 406 lbs./ft. of torque on the road. Other competition such as the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S hosts a 3-liter boxer H6 which makes 443 hp and 390 lbs./ft. of torque. The 2020 Mclaren 570 S Base spider, on the other hand, makes 562 hp and 443 lbs./ft. of torque. 

C8 Corvette's 6.2 L Naturally Aspirated V8 Engine

How fast is the new Corvette?

If you are a 6-year-old enthusiast of the motor world, the look or maybe the sound of a machine is what excites you. But if you are old enough to put your legs on the pedals, acceleration is like the translator between the engine and you. It transfers the fuel power to the understandable language of speed and acceleration. Talking of speed, the 2020 Corvette C8 can go 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. 

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

0-60 MPH (sec)

2.9 

2.8 

3.3 

3.1 

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.2 

10.6 

11.3 

10.7 

Top Speed (MPH) 194 200 190 204

Engine

6.2L Gas V8

5.2L Premium V-10

3.0L Premium H-6 

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Emission (Tons/year of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

249

The 2020 R8 is 0.1 seconds quicker than the Corvette while other 2 cars such as the 911 Carrera and 570S Spider are both slower by about 0.4 and 0.2 seconds respectively. Another important mechanic of the Corvette affecting the acceleration is its eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. You can control the transmission of the new Corvette either by a push-button gear selector placed on the center console in the cabin or through the two large steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.

How has the Ride and Handling evolved?

The 2-seater 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 is brilliance redefined in a literal sense. The 8th generation Corvette is strategically kept performance-oriented in within an affordable price bracket to keep it relevant to the generation Z. The Z51 package adds summer tires to the sports car which further enhances the mechanics. The ride quality of the new Stingray is smooth on the road while it roars blood on the track. ‘Heroic Handling’ is how we could explain the drive performance of the Corvette.

"Heroic Handling’ is how we could explain the drive performance of the Corvette."

The machine keeps the thrill alive on all courses, no matter if it's the road in your backyard or a well-designed autobahn. Z51 performance suspensions further complement the dynamics with reducing understeer and keeps the turns neat and comforting. 

Are the Brakes competent enough?

If you understand the difference between chasing a warrior and taming a beast, you would know the importance of breaking. It doesn't matter how fast you run until and unless you have figured out the formula to stop in time. Chevrolet has thought this through and equipped the 2020 Corvette Stingray with the best in the class braking system. 

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

Brake Rotors Front (in)

12.6

14.4

13.8

15.5

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

13.6

14

13.8

15

Curb Weight (lbs)

3362

3957

3382

3314

70-0 MPH (ft)

149 

155 

140 

N/A

Optional FE4 magnetorheological dampers further streamline the process but you will have to fetch an extra $1895 for this. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible comes to a stop from 70 to 0 miles per hour within 149 ft. Not at all a bad figure for a 3362 lbs weighing sports car. 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Let's keep it straight, the 2020 Corvette is not just the cheapest but also the most efficient sports car up for grabs in the US today. In fact, the 8th generation Corvette is also the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever built. Thanks to its well-placed engine and dynamic design, the economy remains stable even on high revs while giving an amazing sound note through the exhaust. The 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 has a fuel economy of 18.1 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city while it goes up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. This makes the combined fuel economy of the sports machine to stand at 22 miles per gallon. 

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

MPG (City) 

18.1

13

18

15

MPG (Highway) 

26 

20

24

23

MPG (Combined) 

22

17

20

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 18.5 21.1 16.9 17.4
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 278/500/481 274/422/422 304/389/405 383/505/400 

Competition doesn't seem to be performing so well in the fuel economy segment. The R8 standing on the last podium has a fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city while it goes for 24 mpg on the highway. The Mclaren 570S, on the other hand, goes for 15 miles in a gallon within the city limits while it can go for 23 miles on the freeway. The Porsche has a slightly better fuel economy with 18 mpg in the city while 24 mpg on the highway. 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Interior

9.0/10

“It’s like a freaking cockpit”,- said the ‘Corvette guy’ sitting in his office one fine morning. And it's true to the core. The entire instrument cluster is designed around the driver, giving the interiors a very involved aura. A well-balanced steering wheel in the front complements the entire setup and gives a very in-control vibe to the 2020 Corvette. Best in class features such as a 12.0-inch reconfigurable gauge display; a large infotainment touchscreen and various switches make the interior look even more tech-friendly. 

How comfortable is the new Corvette?

You don’t want to be comfortable in a sports car and the 2020 Corvette is no exception. Although it's definitely a daily commuter for the enthusiastic one, 2 people can easily accommodate in its cabin. Bucket Seats with lumbar support and enough headroom further make the cabin comfortable. 

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

Seating Capacity

2

2

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/54.4/42.8

38.5/55.1/N/A

N/A

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In terms of comfort, competition cars seem to be doing good with a slightly roomier cabin and dimensions. Although all the numbers are yet to be disclosed, we believe Corvette is offering good value for money and needs no comparison in terms of comfort. And for everything else, there is the ZH1 performance suspension system to keep you in place on patchy roads. 

What features to expect on the inside?

Within the cabin, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is well equipped with numerous features. These features include:

  • Gray, Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way power driver and passenger seats
  • Air filtration system
  • Bose premium audio system
  • Color Combination Override
  • Competition Sport bucket seats
  • Cruise control
  • Custom door sill plates with Stingray logo, Genuine Corvette Accessory
  • Driver and passenger visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Oil-life monitoring system

How good is the Infotainment setup?

On the infotainment front, the 2020 Corvette Stingray come equipped with features such as:

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
  • Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Automatic equalizer
  • 1 12V DC power outlet

How much Cargo can you carry in the new Corvette?

With the new placement of the engine in place, the cargo volume of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette stands at the best among its competitors. We tried fixing our luggage in the boot and could fix about 8 standard size bags. As per Chevrolet’s claims, you can fix up to 2 golf club sets in its bot space. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a cargo volume of 13 cubic feet. 

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

13

4

4.6

5.3

Competition stands at almost half the volume of what Corvette offers. The R8 has a cargo volume of 4 cubic feet while 911 Carrera S and Mclaren 570S Spider has a cargo volume of about 4.6 and 5.3 cubic feet respectively. 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

‘Brilliance’ is one single word for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. One hell of a redesign is how we at Carindigo define what Corvette is going through in this day and age. The 8th generation Corvette is not just more stable and affordable but an engineering marvel as well. A wide V-grille in the front covers the air intakes while another intake on the B-pillar forms the major character element of the Corvette. 

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible 1LT

2020 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2020 Mclaren 570 S Base Spider

Curb Weight (lbs)

3366

3957

3382

3314

Length (in)

182.3

174.3

177.9

178.4

Width (in)

76.1

76.4

72.9

76

Height (in)

48.6

49

51.2

47.3

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

6.3

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

106.7

104.4

96.5

105.1

Rear lights are typical Corvette followed by a number plate bucket and a lip spoiler. Big Brembo brakes with diamond alloys are pretty enough to get your racy heart pump a beat. Widest wheelbase and maximum length out of all the competition keep the Corvette at the most extravagant spot of them all. 

What are the exterior highlights of the new Corvette?

The exterior features of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 include:

  • 19" front/20" rear, 5-split spoke, Black-painted aluminum, Z51-style wheels with summer-only tires
  • Aero panel, Genuine Corvette Accessory
  • Body-Color Dual Roof Package
  • Body-color heated power outside mirrors
  • Body-color painted exterior vents
  • Engine access, rear-opening hood
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Hood stinger stripe, Carbon Flash
  • Solar-Ray light-tinted glass
  • Visible carbon fiber weave hood insert

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Safety

8.0/10

The latest 2020 Corvette Stingray has not been through the crash-test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for NUmerous safety features are included in the packages such as integrated roll-over protection. Other key safety features of the Corvette are:

  • Integrated roll-over protection
  • Brembo Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Competition

10/10

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 vs. Audi R8 Spyder V10 Quattro

Nothing can compare the pricing of the Corvette. At $67,495, the 8th generation of Corvette is here to take away the sports market for a ride. On the contrary, the R8 performs well but is almost double the price. It sure makes more power figures as well. If you are a Corvette conocer, we can’t believe Audi can change your mind. Get the Corvette for its best in class pricing and aesthetics. Also, it has 2 cargo spaces, more the merrier, isn't it?

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S

The 911 has been the flagship sports wheel for Porsche for a very long time now. With Corvette entering its 8th stage of production, Chevy has surprised the market with its pricing and offerings. It's a perfect car for both city commutes and track performance while costing within the budget. The 911 hosts an H6 engine but makes much less power than the Corvette. It is much costlier than the C8 as well. Get the Stingray for its pricing and performance possibilities. 

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 vs. Mclaren 570 S

Mclarens are the posh gentlemen of the racing world. On the other hand, the all-new 2020 Corvette is a cult with followers in every section of the society. With pricing placed under 70 thousand dollars and performance designed for perfection, the Corvette is a promising machine. 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Final Verdict

8.6/10

“Ready or not, here I come” defines the timing of the Corvettes launch. The all-new 2020 Corvette is an expression well written for enthusiasts with perfection. Affordable pricing, great performance figures, sporty styling, and good fuel economy makes the Corvette an iconic landmark for the industry. 

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