Now that the all-new mid-engine Corvette C8 is officially out of the bag, it’s time for it to finally strut its stuff out on public roads without the camouflage. We’ve already shows you real-life pictures of the base-model Corvette C8, and now we have photos of the new 2020 Corvette equipped with the Z51 Performance Package in the wild, slathered in Rapid Blue paint.
The big giveaway here is that the rear spoiler seen on this model, which is added as standard equipment with the Z51 Performance Package, works to shove the Vette into the pavement with as much as 400 pounds of downforce. It’s available either in black or body-color
Additional equipment in the C8 Corvette Z51 package includes:
- Michelin PS4 Performance 3 Season tires
- FE3 Performance Suspension
- Available FE4 Suspension with Magnetic Ride Control
- Larger 345 mm (13.6-inch) front and 350 mm (13.8-inch) rear brakes
- Third rear-mounted radiator
- Electronic Limited-Slip Differential
- Performance Exhaust
Equipped with the Performance Exhaust, the 2020 Corvette produces as much as 495 horsepower at 6,450 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 5,150 rpm. The sprint to 60 mph takes less than three seconds. Making it all possible is the new naturally-aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine, which sends output to the rear wheels through the standard M1L eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Further exterior upgrades we spot with this particular Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette include Carbon Flash Open Spoke wheels, which we think pair well with the black spoiler and blue paint.
Of course, interested fans and potential customers alike can spec theirs to taste using the new 2020 Corvette configurator.
We gotta say, we’re really digging the new Vette’s styling. While we thought it looked good on stage during its recent debut in Tustin, California, we think it looks even better in the wild, especially properly configured. The low, wide stance, the interplay of sharp lines and deep creases, not to mention the assortment of aesthetic upgrades available all combine to make the 2020 Corvette a real eyeball-grabber.