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Auto review: Corvette Stingray may be too fast and furious for mere mortals

Scott Sturgis, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Automotive News

2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe: Is this the most fun to be had for 60 grand?

Price: Well, you can, in theory, have one for the starting price of $58,970. My tester cost $80,315. Options include adjustable height, $1,495; aluminum wheels, $995; sueded microfiber steering wheel, $595; and much more mentioned below.

Conventional wisdom: Car and Driver liked the "performance that rivals exotic cars, comfortable enough to drive daily, nicely trimmed cabin," but not that the "exhaust note is only exciting at full throttle, limited driver-assistance features, manual transmission not offered."

Marketer's pitch: "Precision makes its presence known."

Reality: If you're really in a hurry and feel the need to be noticed ...

What's new: The engine has gone to the middle. The whole sports car is redesigned, and now it looks like a McLaren. Not a bad look, actually.

 

From the start: The Corvette wants you to know it's different. Run your hands under the door flap to find the opener button, then you'll be able to enter.

Start looking around for your exit right away, as well. Another button on the armrest controls the egress. Explain to passengers ad nauseam.

Up to speed: It's a Corvette, so there's plenty of speed to get up to, naturally.

Though a convertible might seem super fun, the coupe has a window to allow occupants to view the 6.2 liter V-8. The 495 horses shoot the two-seater to 60 mph in an unbelievable 2.8 seconds, according to Car and Driver.

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