The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette’s performance stats have leaked online, and they reveal some impressive numbers.
Last weekend was the Corvettes at Carlisle event held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Over 5,000 cars were in attendance with even more thousands of people taking in various examples of Corvette engineering throughout the many decades since its inception.
Also in attendance were a few Corvette engineers who were carrying around a very special booklet which contained the new C8 mid-engine Corvette’s performance stats. Were these engineers supposed to have such an important document on their person throughout the festivities? We don’t know. What we do know is that the booklet somehow wound up in the hands of a Corvette Forum member and then got posted online for everyone to gawk at.
Before last weekend, all we knew was that the Corvette would have an impressive 495 hp (when given the performance exhaust found in the Z51 package) and a top speed of 194 mph. Now we know the rest of the C8’s story.
Zero to 30 mph takes just 1.1 seconds. Zero to sixty takes a flat 3 seconds. Zero to 100 mph takes 7.6 seconds. Top speed is listed at 193 mph, which is one less than the rumored top speed discussed a few weeks ago.
Moving on to the quarter-mile time, we see the base 2020 Corvette can race down the drag strip in just 11.3 seconds and finish at 121 mph. That's not bad for a base-model Corvette, it's still defeated by the C7 Z06 Corvette model.
It's not stated in the leaked images if these figures are with or without the Z51 performance package, which adds a performance exhaust for 5 more horsepower and 5 more torque. It also adds a set of performance tires and increased aerodynamic elements for greater downforce.
Recently we heard rumors that the C8-gen 'Vette might get the Z06 treatment as early as 2021. On offer will be Cadillac's 4.2-L twin-turbo "Blackwing" V8 with as much as 800 hp. If true, the Corvette might make some truly astounding figures the next time we get a leak such as this.