The 2020 Corvette C8 is a collection of firsts and innovations for the iconic sports car nameplate, the most obvious of which is the adoption of a brand-new mid-engine platform. However, in addition to moving the engine behind the cabin, the C8 also comes with a variety of more subtle enhancements, including, for the first time ever for Corvette, power-folding sideview mirrors.
More specifically, the 2020 Corvette C8 offers power-folding mirrors on the 2LT and 3LT trim levels. In addition to the power-folding feature, the mirrors also come with driver-side auto-dimming glass, plus integrated turn signal indicators. Meanwhile the 2020 Corvette 1LT trim comes with manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The new C8’s power-folding sideview mirrors are sure to provide a good deal of ease and convenience for those owners who plan to actually use the sports car regularly in “real-world” conditions. After all, the 2020 Corvette is already quite wide, measuring in at over 76 inches side to side. In fact, the C8 is 2.2 inches wider than the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette C7, so anything to make it slightly slimmer will help to ease the minds of worried owners.
Framed as Chevrolet’s “everyday supercar,” convenience features like the power-folding sideview mirrors start to become pretty important. With that in mind, practicality was also a consideration, which could be surprising given the C8’s new mid-engine platform. Nevertheless, the new Vette still comes with storage up front and in rear, with both compartments combining to offer upwards of 12.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume.
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