GM just revealed the very reasonable base price of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. As promised, it'll cost less than $60,000—exactly $5 less.
No big deal, right? Well, the press release's fine print included an arguably more interesting nugget of info: the entry-level mid-engine 'Vette will have a blistering top speed of 194 mph.
As we previously reported, its 6.2-liter V8 is also good for a three-second zero-to-60 mph time, and the supercar crawls into sub-three territory when the Z51 performance package is equipped.
This is all to say that the Stingray offers serious bang for your buck. While not technically a 200-mph car, it's damn close. And for the amount of money it costs to buy every other supercar/hypercar in that exclusive club, you could load a garage full of Stingrays.
Serious gearheads will say that speed and acceleration are all for naught if a car can't get around a corner with finesse, but there are other features that indicate the Stingray will be a legitimately good track-day ride.
“We’ve packed a lot of performance into the Corvette Stingray at this price when you consider an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, small block V-8 and engine-mounted dry sump oil system are all standard,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer.
The Stingray's base 1LT trim, priced at $59,995, also gets active handling and launch control, Michelin Pilot Sport ALS run-flat tires, and Brembo brakes.
But it's definitely not hard to go higher: The 2LT trim will start at $67,295 and the top-level 3LT trim will start at $71,945. The graphic below includes details on all three packages:
Anyone who plans one buying one should hurry up and do so, because the new Corvette Stingray is almost sold out.