Every year, a 50-member panel of independent automotive journalists vote to select the number-one best North American car from that model year. This award is very prestigious and highly sought after. Selection criteria for this award include exterior and interior design, drive performance, modern safety features, tech amenities, driver satisfaction, and affordability. Every major North American automaker wants one of their car models to be given the honor of being chosen as the North American Car of the Year.  This year, the 2020 Chevy Corvette takes home the honor.

For 2020, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was voted the number-one 2020 North American Car of the Year. This is not the first time the Corvette has been honored with this prestigious award. The Chevrolet Corvette was voted best North American Car of the Year in 1998 and again in 2014 for its first 5th- and 7th-generation models respectively. 

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American car that has been an integral part of Chevy’s lineup since its initial launch way back in 1953. This two-door, two-passenger sports car has long been beloved for its classic sporty style, luxurious look and feel, and high performance that continues to keep up with modern standards as the auto market advances. The release of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette marks the start of the 8th generation of Corvette models on the auto market. 

So what is it that makes the 2020 Chevy Corvette so special? What’s new for the Corvette for 2020, and which classic features are still defining the newest Vette model? Keep reading to discover 3 key things every driver should know about the top-rated, award-winning Chevrolet Corvette.

1. Brand-New Mid-Engine Design

The most notable feature of the 2020 Corvette Stingray is its brand-new mid-engine design. Since its initial release in 1953, Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray has been a front-engine vehicle.

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For the 2020 model year, however, the Corvette Stingray hit the market with a rearward mid-engine that is now behind the passenger compartment rather than in front of it. This new mid-engine design adds balance and better forward vision to the Corvette and overall heightens the performance of this high-end sports car. 

The 2020 Corvette Stingray also comes with a brand-new LT2 6.2-L V8 engine that offers 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque with a 0-60 MPH time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 194 MPH. Powerful, speedy, and smooth, Chevy’s 2020 C8 Corvette offers incredible power and acceleration that is several steps up from the performance of its previous models.

2. Innovative Adaptive Suspension

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is equipped with the latest in General Motors’ adaptive suspension technology. 

It features a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension that constantly adjusts itself. When you’re riding in the 2020 Corvette Stingray, you won’t even notice the rough patches on the road. This revolutionary sports car absorbs bumps instantly and completely to provide an impossibly smooth ride for both drivers and passengers alike.

3. Improved Interior Styling

In terms of style, the Corvette underwent several updates that made a huge difference in upgrading its interior style for the 2020 model year. 

The 2020 Corvette is considered the most luxurious Corvette yet. Its refreshed interior style helps give the Corvette a more premium look and feel with its high-end materials and highly-detailed design inside this sports cars’ spacious cabin. 

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is an innovative model that defies expectations in terms of drive performance for the legendary Corvette. Hitting the market with an all-new engine design and upgraded drive performance and interior styling, it’s really no wonder that Chevy’s iconic Corvette was chosen as the North American Car of the Year award for the 2020 model year. For more information, contact us today!