2020 Corvette Stingray Will Top Out At 194 MPH14
The 2020 Corvette Stingray will top out at 194 mph, General Motors has confirmed in an official release.
It was only last month that GM Authority reported that GM didn’t know what the top speed of its new mid-engine creation was, with Mark Reuss telling us at the reveal that they had yet to test it. Simulations based on factors such as power, weight, drag coefficient and gear ratios likely gave the engineering team a good idea of fast it would be, but there’s really only one way to find out a vehicle’s true top speed: mat the gas and wait until it stops accelerating.
It’s not clear where GM tested the top speed of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. Last year, the Corvette engineering team utilized the 7.6-mile test ring in Papenburg, Germany to test the top speed of the front-engine C7 Corvette ZR1. In case you forgot, the 755 horsepower ZR1 set a two-way average speed of 212 mph that day, making it the fastest factory-produced Corvette produced thus far. Papenburg would seem like a good spot to test out the 2020 Corvette Stingray, too, then, but GM hasn’t provided any details on the attempt.
This week, the automaker also confirmed that the 2020 Corvette Stingray would be priced from $59,995 including destination, undercutting many of its competitors by a large margin and very likely re-writing the performance car rulebook. Equipped with the $5,000 USD Z51 performance package, the mid-engine sports car produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine, which is paired with an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. This combo is good for a 0-60 mph time of under three seconds as well.
“We’ve packed a lot of performance into the Corvette Stingray at this price when you consider an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, Small Block V-8 and engine-mounted dry sump oil system are all standard,” Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said in a statement.
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The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette can accelerate to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph; this is a lot of car for something costing about $72K and has to make it a bargain because there are very few cars that can match the C8 Corvette Z51’s performance envelope.
Sounds like a 1/4 mile car to me ?
I bet some new C8 owner will break the 200 MPH limit.
I hope it is not on I-95
Better than I-5 .
I suspect they purposely kept it under 200 mph, but slightly over 300 kph for some very good reasons having to do with leaving plenty of room for future higher powered offerings. I look for the top model to be at 225 mph, which is just a bit above 300 kph. A world beater!
194 should be plenty to get the groceries home.
Get caught doing 50 over the limit and if your lucky you can buy the car back at auction because they will impound it .
most likely the speed rating of the tires has something to do with this
The 194 mph is with the current engine, so I would think that the next bolstered engine will undoubtedly exceed that.
Show me the proof on track and real documentation not just what gm has to say. It’s a shame that my ZL1 still is a faster and higher top speed. Little tweak and tune on stock LT4 , VETTE better 0-60 however, my Camaro 202 mph on the tarmac.
I see it coming, pressure from the insurance industry will quelch the top speed number to something where it might kill 2 people and not everyone in the way until it disintegrates. The National Highway Safety Administration will sure try to get a GPS tracker and detune the engine on the fly. Why? All I read is how fast can this car go, very little about the vehicle itself except that it will start out a few dollars below $60K. But that won’t happen, dealers will put a $10K premium on the price until the production exceeds the demand. If I had a place to garage one, I might be in the market but not for grocery shopping, I live 2 blocks from a supermarket.
The C8 Corvette Z51 performance pack actually drops top speed to 184 mph