For the longest time, Chevrolet loyalists have been clamoring for the release of a mid-engine model. So far, the company is sticking with its traditional formula of mounting the engine upfront. Persistence appears to be the key as fans of the bowtie emblem are about to finally get what they want. A couple of months ago we got a thrilling teaser in the form of an unnamed Corvette that purportedly came with a mid-mounted powerplant. Now, it seems that wishes do come true as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray makes its official debut.

Gearheads who have been following the rumor mill for a while now are claiming that Chevy was teasing this for close to 50 years. Even though their patience was already wearing thin, the faithful are finally ready to drive home their dream car. This classy coupe will be relying on a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine.

Pairing it with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, owners are looking at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Owners can marvel at the beautiful setup that sits just behind the driver underneath the rear hatch window. Moreover, you go for the Engine Appearance Package optional add-on for LED illumination alongside carbon fiber components.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports stunning aerodynamics by cleverly hiding the handles for the door, hood, and hatch. Meanwhile, the adaptive Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension delivers superior handling for a smooth and enjoyable ride. Likewise, the interior is equally remarkable with top-notch materials and cutting-edge presentation. The best part of it all is the pricing that starts at $60,000 and goes up from there for various trims.

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