2020 Chevy Corvette Styling – Decidedly New but Still Familiar
It’s still called a Stingray and nose on it still looks like a stingray. The front fenders still come to a peak and there's a center spear across the nose. The tail swells out and then folds back in like Stingrays of the past. But a mid-engine placement requires a different profile and that’s where you see the futuristic styling. The hood, now that it hides a trunk and not an engine, slopes more sharply downward offering great visibility for the driver. And it provides a new, lower home for the headlights improving night driving.
The mid-engine design requires a different profile. The cabin is further forward than older Vettes, and because the engine breaths from the back of the car, there are huge air scoops located just aft of the doors. The tail looks a little overweight but in fact, it has all the right junk in all the right places. Keep in mind that rump is packed with twin radiators, twin gas tanks, and of course a 6.2L V8.
Inside, the first thing you will notice is the lack of a gearshift. There isn’t one and there isn’t going to be one so just get over it. As for the rest of the cabin, it truly owns up to the name cockpit. New tech features include an all-new infotainment system and a12-inch digital instrument cluster that adapts to six different drive modes. Another first in the 69-year history of Corvette, a heated steering wheel is now available. Overall, the cabin is built for driver comfort like no other mid-engine has been. There are three seating options designed to handle body parameters ranging from large to vastly enormous.
Here are two nerdy facts about the new design. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted that two sets of clubs will now fit in the new front-end trunk (frunk). Voyeurs will be delighted that they can catch a peek of the engine by looking through the rear hatch. It’s visible through a lightweight glass panel that’s designed to show off the engine and its new red valve covers.