The 2020 Corvette C8 just made its big Middle East debut at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show, showing off its latest mid-engine platform and naturally aspirated 6.2L Small Block LT2 V8 powerplant in a new 34-second video clip. Now, we’ve got our hands on a series of fresh photos that show the latest Vette looking hot on some smooth desert tarmac.
The car in question is a 2020 Corvette Coupe finished in Torch Red and equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. That means it’s rocking performance Brembo brakes, performance suspension, a unique front spoiler and rear splitter, and of course, a performance exhaust system.
That latter bit pumps output up to 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The whole shebang will hit 60 mph in less than three seconds. Oh, and the heavy-duty cooling system included with the Z51 Performance Package is most likely appreciated when running the 2020 Corvette on those hot desert roads.
Speaking of which, the photos featured here show the C8 in a number of stunning locations, including winding, hilly roads, and the Dubai skyline in the background. The photo set also includes a number of detail shots that fans of the 2020 Corvette are sure to appreciate.
The 2020 Corvette will be available to Middle East customers roughly halfway through the 2020 calendar year. To note, that’s not long after U.S. customers are slated to receive their cars.
Beyond the Middle East and U.S., the 2020 Corvette is also headed to China following a regional debut at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai a few weeks back. What’s more, the C8 is slated to arrive in Australia with a right-hand-drive conversion.