Well folks, here it is: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, aka C8 Corvette. The vehicle isn't officially supposed to be unveiled until a little over an hour from right now, but as with most things these days, it has leaked early.
Just look at it, damnit! It looks downright amazing with its new mid-engine proportions. The Corvette Stingray is full of creases throughout: there are sharp creases across its frunk, along its sides, and even the huge air intakes on its hips are sharply raked and angular in nature. To our eyes, while the front 3/4 view is no doubt compelling, the rear 3/4 view is nearly as eye-catching.
The only "miss" to my eyes is the rather plain look of the rear deck from above which looks rather flat and shapeless. But most of us won't be getting a complete bird's eye view of the Corvette Stingray, so we'll let that pass. Speaking of that overhead view, you can also see the V8 engine nestled under a glass (or is it plastic) window.
The interior of the Corvette Stingray leaked earlier this afternoon, and shows an incredibly modern design that puts GM in a class with other supercars from Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini (among others). There's a huge digital instrument cluster behind the oddly-shaped steering wheel and another large LCD panel that sits off to the right that handles navigation and infotainment duties. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the cockpit is a narrow strip of buttons that runs down alongside the center console that controls everything from seat heaters to front/rear defroster settings.
As for the powertrain, according to Esquire, which leaked the details and pics of the Corvette Stingray before realizing its mistaking and pulling the article, the vehicle will initially be available with a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and can send the Corvette Stingray from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Yowsers!
That's all that we know for now, but we'll update this article once we get more details on specs, pricing, and availability.