Supercars and exotics are awesome machines—things to aspire to, things to admire, things to enjoy should you happen to have the not-so-small fortune necessary to own one. But at the same time, there’s one area where supercars are truly unimpressive: value. Yes, they can rocket to 60 mph in less time than it takes to read this sentence, and on to top speeds in excess of 200 mph. Sure, they look amazing whether at Vmax or at rest. But they damn well ought to for $200,000 or more.
Enter the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, which is promised to start at around $60,000. Long the standard bearer for affordable performance, America’s Sports Car aims to raise the bar even higher in its eighth generation. So high, in fact, that upon its launch, the Corvette entered a truly elite class of car: production vehicles that can hit 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds while wearing a sticker of roughly $70,000—which is what we expect a C8 to cost with the Z51 package and performance exhaust, required equipment for that blistering zero-to-60 time. Even the just-launched $50K 2020 Toyota Supra takes more than a second longer to get there per manufacturer estimates.
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