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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Prototype Gifted To National Corvette Museum

As we wait for the 2020 model year to roll in and General Motors to start deliveries of the C8 Corvette, a particular example of the breed has found a new home in Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green received a test mule of the eighth-generation sports car, put together in 2018 as a powertrain development vehicle.
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Used primarily at the Milford Proving Ground in Michigan, the Stingray prototype is on permanent display in the Skydome. A one-day ticket is $12, so if you don’t want to wait for the C8 to arrive at dealerships in order to get a glimpse of it, you’ll find one in Bowling Green.

The photographs uploaded by NCM on social media reveal white panels and black bodywork, makeshift headlights and taillights, ugly pipes for the exhaust system, the production model’s alloy wheels, and plastic wrapper in a few areas of the interior such as the seats. The LT2 engine’s cover is black plastic without any visual improvements whatsoever.

Coming as standard with a dual-clutch transmission instead of three pedals or a torque-converter automatic, the Corvette Stingray develops 490 from the get-go or 495 with the sportier exhaust system. The Z51 Performance Package levels up the acceleration and handling by a notch or two at the expense of top speed.

Given that the National Corvette Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend, a better present couldn’t have been made. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is a milestone in the nameplate’s 66-year history, as well as the embodiment of Zora Arkus-Duntov. As a brief refresher, the Belgian-born American engineer suggested to put a small-block V8 in the C1 back in 1955 and advocated for a mid-engine design inspired by the world of European motorized sports.

The 2019 Corvette is still listed on the golden bowtie’s website at $55,900 excluding destination charge, and if you were wondering, the 2020 model year will set you back $59,995 including $1,095 for the freight.



 
 
 
 
 

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