2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT
- Engine Size
- 6.2 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- 8-Speed Paddle Shift Automatic
- Body Style
2020 Corvette Stingray, Z51, 3LT, Black over Black/Red, Targa, 1k Miles!
In 2020, the most iconic American sports car, Chevrolet's Corvette, got an upgrade to supercar status! Fittingly introduced at the Kennedy Space Center, the eighth-generation Corvette (C8) is the first mid-mounted engine Corvette in history. Arkus Duntov, the father of Corvette, would be pleased to see his vision finally come to life. He would be proud of the job GM designers and engineers did to pay homage to the history of Corvette while shepherding it into the 21st Century.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic and some production delays meant fewer 2020s were manufactured than initially planned. Lucky for you, Art & Speed has a super low mileage example on offer right now. The owner of this jet black 2020 Corvette Stingray ordered the Z51 performance package and picked it up at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Lovingly kept in his garage and enjoyed on sunny days, it's now ready for a new owner!
This Stingray is in factory-fresh condition with slightly over 1,300 easy road miles on the odometer. It looks sinister bathed in ceramic-coated black paint, black wheels with red brake calipers, and a black interior with carbon fiber and red accents. But, though it's never been driven in anger, it's the $5,000 track-oriented Z51 package that really makes this Corvette a supercar contender, pushing the 6.2-liter V8 from zero to 60mph in 2.8 seconds! Even though the engine is the same 490-horsepower version of a base Stingray, the Z51 upgrades optimize this stealth fighter's abilities.
The Z51 package includes upgrades to the suspension, axle ratio, bigger four-wheel disc brakes, a heavy-duty cooling system, an electronic limited-slip differential (ELSD), sport exhaust pipes, stickier tires, a front splitter, and a rear spoiler. Honestly, the FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride Control System with three driving modes (Tour, Sport, and Track) may very well be the slickest feature of this Z51. The additional $1895 option ordered by the owner is which is worth every penny. It goes from feeling like you are riding in a '50s Cadillac to a corner-carving track beast with the twist of a dial. In Track mode, Performance Traction Management (PTM) allows you to fine-tune the stability control system further.
All of the other parts of the Z51 package work in harmony with the suspension modes. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires (245/35ZR19 front, 305/30ZR20 rear) provide plenty of grip when you want to have some fun. When the time comes, twist the dial out of Touring mode, and hear the exhaust note change giving the engine five more ponies to use. The ELSD keeps the Michelin's planted when you plant your foot on the floor. You'll need all the aero aids of the Z51 to keep it stable at high speeds, and the shorter 5.17 final-drive ratio will get you up to the 184mph top speed in a hurry. When you're ready to come down, the oversized front and rear brake rotors provide extra stopping power.
The C8 isn't all brawn, however. GM did their homework and made a refined supercar that ticks all the boxes for any car enthusiast. The front can lift 2 inches for those pesky speed bumps at Walmart, and the GPS will remember where they are, raising the car automatically next time. Electric-assist steering gives you proper feedback for the selected mode. The Targa top is easily removable and securely stows in the rear trunk compartment, which will also fit two sets of golf clubs (although not at the same time). The front trunk area is also quite spacious, giving a total of 13 cubic feet of storage.
Inside the Z51, you are greeted with an upgrade of epic proportions over previous generation Corvettes. Gone is all the cheap plastic. Instead, the materials are sewn leather, Alcantara, real metal, and carbon fiber. Proving it is a "driver's car," the interior is all configured toward the driver. Sliding into the 14-way power-adjustable heated black and red leather sport buckets, which hug you in all the right places, the leather-wrapped, squared-off steering wheel sits in front of a 12-inch reconfigurable gauge display. Off to the right is a large 8-inch infotainment touchscreen angled toward the driver with Bluetooth audio streaming, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. There are 14 speakers and a subwoofer courtesy of Bose, so you know the quality matches the hype. Just below the display are the gear selection and suspension toggles. To the right is an angled bank of switches for the climate control system.
Everything you've heard about the C8 Corvette is true. It is a world-class offering from Chevrolet that will stand up against any other supercar and even surpasses many in comfort level. It has supercar performance and styling — without the supercar price. Come by Art & Speed's showroom to sit in this 2020 Z51 Corvette Stingray. Once you feel the difference, you'll want to take it home with you.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 6.2 Liter V8
- Fuel Specification
- 92/93 Octane
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Racing Bucket Seats
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console