The C8 is now available, and it’s already stunning Corvette enthusiasts. Its ability to hit 60 mph in under three seconds, harness 495 horsepower and reach a top speed of 194 mph are all especially impressive. As the next generation of Corvettes, it’s already living up to the hype by being the first mid-engined Corvette in the brand’s storied history.
Those who like to customize their vehicle will be happy to know that there are plenty of customization options available for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. As you consider your 2020 Corvette options, you’ll discover all of the ways you can customize the C8 before you purchase your dream car.
Coupe vs. Convertible
One of the first decisions to make when selecting your 2020 Corvette will be whether to go with a coupe or convertible. For those who want to drive with the top down, letting the sun hit them and the wind blow through their hair, either option works, as both roofs can be removed.
In terms of convenience, the convertible model takes the win, as you can lower or raise the roof panel with interior switches that handle everything for you. In contrast, the coupe model requires drivers to manually remove the roof panel. No matter the roof position, the convertible model also has a rear window installed between the buttresses that can be put up or down. With this feature, you don’t have to lower the top all the way to get some air blowing into the cabin.
Another benefit of the convertible is that, when the roof goes down, it doesn’t take up any space in the rear trunk. A downside to the coupe is that you have to store the roof in the trunk, which ends up using the majority of the storage space.
The coupe has one main advantage, however, as it offers access to the engine compartment. Whereas, with the convertible, you can’t get to it. For those who want to show off the high powered engine to other car enthusiasts, the convertible may not be the best selection.
2020 Corvette Engine Options
The C8 offers a mid-engine architecture that gives it a huge bump in performance over the C7. Currently, the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims all feature the same 6.2L V8 DI engine, with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Some of the key stats include:
- 490 hp at 6,450 rpm
- 465 pounds per foot of torque at 5,150 rpm
- Active Fuel Management™ feature
- Variable valve timing
- Dry sump oil system
If the above stats aren’t powerful enough for you, the Z51 Performance Package might just be what you’re looking for with its much more powerful engine. This package gives drivers 470 lb.-ft of torque and 495 hp. With the added power, the Corvette goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. For those who want the most power they can get, the $5,000 price tag for the performance package is probably worth the price.
2020 Corvette Trim Options
When you decide to go with a Corvette C8 custom set up, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make will be the trim level. The trim level refers to the amount of equipment and features offered with the vehicle. Consumers can choose between the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels. The 1LT is the most basic, while the 3LT will be the most advanced. With each increase in trim levels, you’ll also see an increase in price.
Here is a breakdown of what each C8 trim level offers:
- 1LT: Although it’s the most basic package you can buy, the 1LT still comes with a variety of features that will be the envy of other drivers. Owners of the 1LT will receive push-button starts, keyless entry, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, an adjustable power steering wheel and GT1 seats. Additionally, the car also features a centralized 8-inch touch screen that runs on the latest infotainment software, dual-zone auto climate control, an HD rear vision camera, rear parking assistance and a variety of other features.
- 2LT: The 2LT comes with all of the features found in the 1LT but has more capabilities and color options. While the 1LT only offers red, gray and black interior colors, the 2LT gives drivers access to 12 colors for the interior. Upgraded features include: a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, heated and ventilated seats and a head-up display. On the road, you’ll love the blind-spot monitoring, rear camera mirror, performance data recorder and rear cross-traffic alert.
- 3LT: Building on the diverse selection of colors found on the 2LT, the 3LT offers the most color combinations of any of the other C8 trim options. In addition to having all of the features of the 2LT, the 3LT has a suede-wrapped upper interior trim, and the rest of the interior comes with custom leather wrapping. Seating is upgraded as well, coming with GT2 seats made out of Carbon-Fiber Trim and Napa Leather.
Each trim level offers the added ability to select three suspension options, referred to as FE1, FE3 and F4. If you select FE1, you’ll receive a standard suspension. With the FE3, you will also need to have the Z51 Performance package. These two combined packages include an upgraded suspension, improved cooling, traditional passive dampers, a performance exhaust system, electronic limited-slip differential, summer tires and larger brakes. The FE4 option takes these features and adds adaptive magnetorheological dampers to the suspension and performance package.
2020 Corvette Wheel Options
If you love Corvette C8 custom options, you’ll really love the available wheel options. The 2020 Corvette comes with five wheel options — one standard and four custom, all are aluminum. Each wheel is 8.5 inches wide and has a 20-inch rear and 19-inch front configuration. After this, the similarities stop, with different finishes and designs available for each wheel.
All five wheel options are available with each trim level.The five sets of wheels are identified by RPO codes.The biggest differences between each of them is the finish.The 5DF wheels are black and a Genuine Corvette Accessory, which means you’ll receive an additional set of wheels when you make a purchase.
The Q8P comes in a Bright Silver-painted finish. The QEQ has a Carbon Flash-painted with machined edge finish. The QES has a Sterling Silver-painted with machined-face finish and the QET has a Spectra Gray-painted with machined-face finish. A Black-painted finish goes with the 5DF. It is important to note that in the future, more wheel options may be available for the 2020 as well as for future C8 models.
2020 Corvette Color Options
There are a number of color options available to consumers. Some favorite C7 colors are carried over, while new Corvette colors for the C8 are ready to dazzle buyers. As you contemplate which 2020 Corvette color option is right for you, be sure to review the interior and exterior color options so you can personalize your C8.
C8 Corvette Exterior Colors
The color of your car’s exterior can say a lot about your personality. For example, do you like to be outgoing or more reserved and subtle? Your car’s color can communicate just that.
A flashier orange color might send the signal you’re ready to stand out from the crowd and make a strong first impression, while a gray or black hue might indicate that you’re someone with a subtle confidence or even that you’re someone who likes to play their cards close to the vest.
The twelve colors offered for the C8 are a combination of vintage and new. Nine colors from the C7 are available for the C8 as well. Buyers can choose from:
- Torch Red
- Sebring Orange
- Long Beach Red
- Shadow Gray
- Arctic White
- Elkhart Lake Blue
- Blade Silver
- Ceramic Matrix Gray
- Rapid Blue
- Zeus Bronze
- Accelerate Yellow
For your dual top stripes, you can find a set in Carbon Flash, Sterling Silver or Midnight Black. Those who want to include dual hashmark stripes on their front fenders will be happy to find a variety of combinations like Midnight Silver/Carbon Flash, Carbon Flash/Edge Red and Edge Red/Carbon Flash.
This year, chrome isn’t a color option for your wheels. Though the news is probably disappointing to chrome lovers, buyers still have the option to pick four brake caliper colors. These colors include Yellow, Bright Red, Edge Red and Black. Besides the customization options for the wheels, there are a few color options and finishes available for front air intake slats, side scoops, side skirts, rear spoilers, side mirrors and more.
For those looking for extra flair, there are color options for the roof and engine cover. The removable roof, for example, starts with a standard painted finish but can be swapped out for exposed carbon fiber or a transparent central panel. Additionally, the engine cover has multiple finishes you can select. It starts at a standard black, but it can be painted red or silver as alternatives.
C8 Corvette Interior Colors
Color options don’t stop with the exterior. In the interior, customers can select from:
- Two-Tone Blue
- Natural or Natural Dipped
- Sky Cool Gray
- Jet Black
- Adrenaline Red
Your trim level will determine whether or not the color you choose will cover all of the C8’s interior or if you want it to pair with another color.
Along with the main interior color, you can select different seatbelt colors like Yellow, Torch Red, Natural, Blue, Orange and Black. You can also select microsuede or leather for the steering wheel. With all of the 2020 Corvette interior options, those who like to personalize their Corvette should be satisfied.
2020 Corvette Pricing Options
For those plugged into the sports car world, the starting price of $59,995 for the 1LT coupe was a pleasant surprise. You get high-performance in a relatively affordable package.
However, if the history of price changes for past Corvette models is any indication, it’s likely that this price will go up. For example, the C7 Corvette started at $51,995 in 2014, but a few months later, the price went up to $53,993, and finally, in 2015, it reached $55,995. In the 2021 model year, it’s likely that the price will go up for the C8 as well.
Other than the base price for standard 2020 Corvette Stingrays, buyers have the option of purchasing upgraded models at higher prices. For the 2LT coupe, buyers will need to shell out $67,295. If you want the top features, you should go with the 3LT coupe, which starts at $71,945.
Like the coupe models, the convertible models have similar pricing levels. The 1LT convertible starts at $67,495, while the 2LT convertible goes up to $74,295. At the highest end, the 3LT convertible comes with a $78,495 price tag.
Extra 2020 Corvette Custom Information
There are a couple of extra decisions to make as you figure out what custom features you want to add to your Corvette. For one, you’ll have the option to purchase a limited warranty or a powertrain warranty. The limited warranty gives you coverage for 36,000 miles or three years, while the powertrain warranty gives coverage for 60,000 miles or five years. No matter the warranty option you select, you’ll get complimentary maintenance for your first visit.
Buyers should also know that the Corvette has a variety of driver-assistance technology features, but these features don’t come standard with the base model. If you want features like rear cross-traffic alert and available blind-spot monitoring, you’ll need to go with a customized version of the C8.
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