So how does the new 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray stack up against other supercars? Let’s compare some stats.
The mid-engine Corvette has finally arrived with some impressive numbers to back it up. Zero to sixty in under 3 seconds, 495 horsepower from a 6.2-L naturally aspirated LT2 V8 engine, and a price tag of under $60,000.
Which is all phenomenal, but numbers thrown out in a vacuum aren’t really much use to us. We need to see how these figures compare to real cars already on the road. To that end, let’s compare the 2020 Stingray against a selection of modern sports and supercars to see how well the mid-engine Corvette stacks up.
First, let’s take the 2020 Stingray and put it against a pair of modern, mid-engine supercars. The McLaren 570S and the Lamborghini Huracan are perhaps two of the most popular playboy cars on the road today. The Lamborghini can race from zero to sixty in 3.1 seconds thanks to its 602-horsepower 5.2-L V10 and AWD, while the McLaren can match that speed with a 3.8-L twin-turbo V8 producing 562 horsepower and rear-wheel-drive. Both have a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as opposed to the Corvette's 8-speed DCT.
The new Corvette has less power but is curiously said to be faster accelerating than either supercar. Perhaps crucially, both supercars are priced at around $200,000, while the Corvette starts at under $60,000.
Obviously, without the full details of the Corvette’s performance, we can’t know for certain if the $140,000 discount is sacrificing something compared to the Lambo and McLaren, but you gotta admit, the Corvette represents a pretty good deal for a mid-engine supercar.
But how about we compare the Corvette to something more on its home turf. The Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 starts at $59,140 and comes with a 5.2-L supercharged V8 with 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty takes 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 200 mph.
The Corvette is the lighter of the two at 3,336 lbs compared to the Mustang's 3,750, and although we don't have a top speed figure for the Corvette, it'll probably at least come close to that 200 mph bar set by the 'Stang.
Things will clearly be different when the GT500 arrives with its 700-plus horsepower, but that Mustang is expected to start at around $100,000. No matter how you slice it, the 2020 Corvette is just a great deal.