2020 Corvette on display at Road America Aug 1-4, located at the Chevrolet display in the paddock.
– photos by Les Tension
ELKHART LAKE – The IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America has the distinction of being one of the first sites in the world to host the 2020 Corvette Stingray – the first mid-engine Corvette in Chevrolet’s history.
Following its highly anticipated reveal July 18, the Corvette Stingray is on-site as the Corvette Racing team competes in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) category Aug. 2-4 at Road America.
“Road America is an ideal place for us to display the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray,” said Ed Piatek, Corvette Chief Engineer. “So many of the advancements that Corvette has brought to market can trace their roots back to Road America, including the original Stingray race car. We are excited for fans of Corvette and IMSA to see the 2020 Corvette Stingray at Road America, and I’m especially excited, because I grew up nearby and even raced go karts here in high school.”
The new mid-engine layout gives the 2020 Stingray:
Better weight distribution, with the rear weight bias enhancing performance in a straight line and on the track.
Better responsiveness and sense of control due to driver positioning closer to the front axle, almost on top of the front wheels.
The fastest 0-60 time of any entry Corvette ever – under three seconds when equipped with Z51 Performance Package.
A race car-like view of the road due to lower positioning of the hood, instrument panel and steering wheel. Excellent forward sightlines throughout the vehicle for both driver and passenger.
An enhancement of Corvette’s traditional utility strengths, with dual trunks for a total of 12.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, ideal for luggage or two sets of golf clubs.
The 2020 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle.
Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. The entry 2020 Stingray continues that tradition as a no-compromise value proposition, as it will start under $60,000.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019.
“If someone looked at all the racetracks where Corvette competes and the history that Corvette Racing has enjoyed at each of them, you could easily make the claim that none are more important than Road America,” said Mike Kertscher, Road America’s President and General Manager. “Road America was the site of the very first Corvette Corral. We have the iconic Corvette Bridge, and a tremendous atmosphere with acres of viewing at America’s National Park of Speed. We are extremely proud to showcase the new 2020 Corvette Stingray this weekend.”
Corvette fans are encouraged to check out the Corvette Corral at Turn 3 or pre-register online for the special Corvette Parade lap on Sunday at 9 a.m.