2020 Corvette Stingray Named Motor Trend Car Of The Year

December 30th, 2019 by

The 2020 Corvette Stingray has been named the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Motor Trend’s Car of the Year is considered one of the most prestigious awards that can be presented in the automotive industry. The 2020 Corvette Stingray earned this award based on six key criteria which include value, efficiency, safety, engineering excellence, advancement in design, and performance of intended function.

One of the impressive features included the ability to remove the roof and the surprisingly quiet cabin area. These impressive features cover their “engineering excellence” criteria. For such a powerful sports car that hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, the road noise is minimal. Chris Theodore, a perennial COTY guest judge as well as the engineer behind the second-generation Ford GT said “The first thing you notice when driving in town is the lack of road noise for a supercar. It’s not silent, but it’s much better than any other supercar I’ve driven.”

Additionally as impressive is the overall ride or “performance of intended function” of the new Corvette. Whether you are in Tour Mode, Sport mode or Track mode the ride is incredibly comfortable. The interior included premium quality material with extremely comfortable and supportive seats making the ride feel relaxed. The most impressive feature of the cabin was the gear and drive mode selectors. The gear of the Corvette is metal and offers a high-quality look and material. The position of the interior is well thought out as well. While driving you can reach the small screen easily while resting your hand on top and using your thumb on the screen with ease.

As for strength, the C8 wins the top award for phenomenal performance. As a result of how easy it is to drive whether you are riding through the city in Chicago or through a curvier complex road, the new Corvette is considered extremely strong and yet easy to drive. Many drivers explained they felt control and confidence in every drive no matter what roads they were on.

The new Corvette is filled with a lot of safety features that were not available in the previous C7 generation. The active safety features the C8 offers include rear cross-traffic alert, side blind zone alert, HD rear vision camera, front curb view camera, rear camera mirror, and rear park assist. As for efficiency, the C8 is powered only by four cylinders along with cylinder deactivation which makes it very efficient.

Lastly, the value is the final key criteria that is examined to determine the Motor Trend Car of the Year. The C8 absolutely beats other sports cars in value by offering everything you want in a sports car for the right price.

Motortrend overall explained, “As a group of experts, we collectively loved driving the thing. “The sound is just thrilling when you accelerate, punctuating each shift change, sounding and feeling fabulous,” Priddle said. Theodore agreed: “The C8 is very easy to drive, with very high capabilities that most owners will not reach.” Nishimoto added, “Happiness is having a small-block V-8 rumbling behind you.” Rechtin called the C8 “something that can be driven very fast, all day, but you emerge completely rested and relaxed.” And MotorTrend en Español managing editor Miguel Cortina said, “Finally, a Corvette that I enjoy driving.”

The 2020 Corvette Stingray truly covers all six key criteria making it clear why it is named the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year. You can find the C8 Corvette for sale in Chicago when you stop by Castle Chevrolet located in Villa Park, Illinois near Chicago. If you currently own a Corvette and need to repair your Corvette we have a Corvette Performance Center that specializes in helping you with trade-ins, financing, and Parts and Services. For more questions on how you can own the new 2020 Corvette, you can contact us today for more information.

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