See What Jay Leno Thinks of the New 2020 Corvette

Chevrolet did everything it could to make the Corvette into the coolest sports car you can have, including moving the engine right to the middle of the car. That's why Jay Leno decides to go in person to the reveal even for the 2020 'Vette, where he's one of the few to get one-on-one time.
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Photo: YouTube screenshot/Jay Leno
Leno can afford to buy literally any car. He's owned hundreds of vehicles over the years and has one of the most famous collections in America. But it's interesting to see what he thinks of the 2020 Corvette, which is designed to offer performance at an attainable price.

Obviously, being a history buff, the TV host has to mention Zora Arkus-Duntov's original mid-engined sports car. But after that, he mainly lets the Corvette guy do the explaining.

As you may have heard already, this car is powered by an updated 6.2-liter V8 that makes 490 horsepower (365 kilowatts) and 465 pound-feet (631 Newton-meters) of torque. The juicy one right now is the Z51, which is a more track-focused car that gets 5 more of each (that comes from the exhaust), wider tires and is capable of doing the 0 to 60mph sprint in 3 seconds or your money back.

The host of Jay Leno's Garage is impressed with the price of the car, the design and points out that most American sports cars in this price range don't have a twin-clutch gearbox. The Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan are also mid-engined, but they don't have a trunk at the back like the Corvette. Apparently, you can put two sets of golf bags back there, so Chevrolet hasn't forgotten who its customers are.

While the exterior has some hints of the old C7, which isn't a bad thing, the interior is way more space-age. You've got a long row of buttons down the dash, which we don't think anybody else has ever done, a two-spoke steering wheel and digital everything.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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