2020 Chevrolet Corvette Gets First Public Reveal At Special Petersen Museum Event

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - July 29, 2019

Corvette enthusiasts were given a special treat yesterday with the first public unveiling of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at the Petersen Automotive Museum here in Los Angeles. The early morning event capped off a two-day celebration honoring the late Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov.

The car on display was the new Stingray coupe in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic with Sky Cool Gray interior and the Z51 Performance Package. The Z51 Package adds things like bigger brakes, a sportier suspension, performance tires, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a performance exhaust.

As part of the demonstration, the car's handlers fired up its 6.2-liter V8 engine, answered questions, and showed off the vehicle's interior and storage areas, including how to store the removable hardtop in the back trunk. Most attendees seemed very pleased, but not everyone was fully impressed.

Some had trouble accepting the fact that the car won't be offered with a manual transmission and will instead feature a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic. After initial startup, one attendee quipped that it didn't sound aggressive enough. A presenter offered to bring his mic closer to the car.

Even though we don't have full pricing yet for the new Corvette, Chevy says its base MSRP will start just under $60,000. Based on our early analysis, we think the car could equate to a highly compelling value looking just at specs and how the coupe will be positioned next to its competitors.

Chevy first revealed the new Corvette at a media event earlier this month. The brand is currently offering an online visualizer that you can use to see what the car looks like with different colors and options. Dealers are taking reservations now, with the first deliveries expected in early 2020.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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