Chevrolet Corvette Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT Z51

The Chevrolet Corvette is all-new for 2020 with a mid-engine design and powerful performance features. Its exciting new attributes and bold style elements helped the Corvette earn the coveted 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award.

MotorTrend selected the new Chevrolet Corvette as the award winner after judging the car in the areas of value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, efficiency and performance of intended function. MotorTrend was especially impressed by the car’s value since it has creature comforts and impressive capabilities for a reasonable price.

The Corvette comes with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which achieves 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The available Z51 Package also adds a performance exhaust, performance tires and large brakes to further enhance the drive.

Even with such a powerful engine, MotorTrend found that the interior maintained a quiet and cozy environment. Inside the cabin, you’ll find the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with an 8-inch touch screen to keep you entertained, as well as your choice of luxurious seat combinations.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette makes for thrilling driving experiences, while still offering convenient and comfortable components throughout. Discover for yourself why the car is deserving of the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year title when you visit us at Bud Weiser Motors.

The First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette Auctioned for $3 Million

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The announcement that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would adopt a mid-engine architecture was beyond exciting for car enthusiasts and collectors. That excitement reached new heights at the Barrett-Jackson car auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the production line was purchased for a staggering $3 million.

The proud owner of the all-new sports car is Rick Hendrick, a former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR team owner and avid car collector. In addition to leaving the auction house with a piece of history, the hefty sum he put down will go to a phenomenal cause. The money General Motors collected in exchange for the Corvette will go to the Detroit Children’s Fund, a non-profit that works to better the quality of Detroit’s schools.

The auction house previously sold a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe for a total of $3.85 million in 2014. Even though the classic 1967 model managed to edge out the revolutionary 2020 model, it’s still impressive that the newest iteration of the Corvette Stingray was sold for $3 million, showing that the redesigned model has garnered noteworthy attention for its style and power.

If the auction is any indication, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be a popular option once it reaches dealerships. If you want to try your hand at the all-new model when it finally is released or want to check out the 2019 model, visit us here at Bud Weiser Motors.