The 2020 Corvette C8 left us impressed when it debuted over the summer, but now, the new mid-engine monster is tearing up the track in a recent video from TheSmokingTire. Clocking in at 19 minutes in length, half of the video is TST host Matt Farah driving the C8 on the track, while the other half is a collection of post-driving impressions saved for the end of the video.
Farah starts the video by talking about first impressions climbing into the cockpit of the 2020 Corvette C8, including the driver-oriented cabin layout and infotainment gear. The example provided is a 3LT trim level equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, which basically means it’s the nicest of the nice when it comes to the new Vette.
After doing a brief rundown on specs, Farah takes the new 2020 Corvette out on track, switching over to a picture-in-picture view with Farah driving hard in top left, while the main picture shows the view out the windshield.
Farah is immediately struck by how much front-end grip there is, with sharp turn-in on corner entry and immediate response when applying the throttle. The TST host definitely puts his foot down on this one, sliding the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette a bit on corner exit.
Long story short, Farah is hugely impressed by the way the 2020 Corvette handles on the track, likening it to a Ferrari 458.
“It is amazing!” Farah exclaims before giggling like a lunatic. “It’s solid. It’s planted. It’s got amazingly sharp steering. It feels like I’m really right over the axle. It’s got great power, but just as much brakes as it has power.”
Clearly, initial impressions are positive.
However, after the track test, Farah can digest the experience, and provides further insight into some of the finer details not covered in the full-throttle track run. Farah also talks about the experience of driving the 2020 Corvette on the road, where improvements can be made, and some of the attitude driving the new Chevrolet sports machine.
For those aching to see the 2020 Corvette in action, this is definitely a must-watch. And don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for even more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.