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NowCar Success 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

The Success of the Chevy Corvette C8

Written By, Jordan R

Last week we discussed the future of muscle cars, and things are looking somewhat grim. With Ford out of the race, Chevrolet and Dodge are pulling all of the weight. Eventually, the oldest models will eventually be discontinued as alternative fuel vehicles continue to rise in popularity. In the auto market today, the place for performance is covering a broader range than before. Not just limited to sports cars and coupes, even the Dodge Durango SUV has an SRT Hellcat variant coming out. One day, these very same vehicles will be outdone by their electric counterparts, but until the very last all-gasoline vehicle is produced, people want to know what is the best muscle car out there. Less than a year ago, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette received the “Best Car To Buy 2021” award from Motor Authority.

The most recent Corvette to come from Chevy is the mid-engine C8 – also known as the eighth generation of the muscle car and a test by Chevy to gauge how well the Corvette may fair with a less powerful engine. Some may think that was quite the risk to take, but it apparently paid off. Powered by a V8 engine able to generate up to 495 horsepower, the Corvette C8 greatly benefits from its rear-wheel drivetrain. With the power split 40/60 and increased weight, the C8 actually performs along the same lines of the 755-HP C7 ZR1, able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Pretty amazing for a mid-engine muscle car.

Earning the “Best Car To Buy 2021” award from Motor Authority is saying something about the Corvette C8. The new design seems a little more classic than some would think a vehicle with so much history would look in 2021 – it’s understandable why the editors of Motor Authority weren’t very decisive on how to score the style. As with all muscle cars, the engineering and fine-tuning that goes into creating a vehicle that is engaging and fun to drive will always win out over the competition.

“It’s one of those cars that almost reads your mind when you drive it…If I wanted the nose to dive in, it would. If I wanted to hang on the power and get it to move around a little in the back, it would.” - Motor Authority contributor Brian Wong

The more horsepower a vehicle can generate, the more the everyday consumer wonders how someone can get behind the wheel of that? With some vehicles able to deliver over 800 horsepower, it almost seems frightening to know these vehicles could be out on the road. Is the driver really in control? Instead of trying to put more power under the hood, the Chevrolet Corvette C8 delivers enough power to go down to the raceway while enough stability and responsiveness give drivers the confidence to test its limits.

Inside the cockpit, Interactive Content Manager Joel Feder commented on how solid the new Corvette C8 feels, calling it the “…best screwed together vehicle GM’s ever made.” With improved materials and new designs for the steering wheel, instrument cluster, gear shift, and touchscreen display make it clear why the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a starting MSRP of $58,900. Well, they did say it would start under $60,000, right? You can start shopping for your Chevy Corvette online with

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