This week marks the annual Corvettes at Carlisle gathering in Pennsylvania, where over 5,000 cars are taking part in the four day event. Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet has brought out a few C8 Corvettes to join in the festivities, along with a team of engineers to showcase the mid-engined machine. According to a CorvetteForum user going by the username BJ67, these engineers are carrying booklets with some juicy details. More specifically, the booklet contained the not yet published quarter-mile sprint time for the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray.
According to the post on the forum, BJ67 was able to capture a few images of this booklet, which listed a quarter-mile time of 11.3 seconds with a trap speed of 121 mph. These numbers align with our expectations of the vehicle.
Those leaked figures are quite a step up compared to the previous generation C7 Stingray that completes the quarter mile sprint in 11.9 seconds when equipped with the eight speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Corvette C8 is also nearly a full second quicker to 60 mph, which is dispatched in 3.0 seconds flat compared to the automatic C7’s time of 3.7 seconds. When equipped with the Z51 performance package, the C8 Corvette can even match the mighty C7 Z06’s 2.9 second sprint to 60 mph, though the 650 horsepower C7 Z06, up a full 260 horsepower, is able to pull away before the end of the quarter mile.
It is unclear at this point if the figures in the alleged booklet represent a car equipped with the Z51 performance package or the standard 2020 Corvette. Regardless of the trim level, the C8 Stingray has already shown the advantage of having all that weight over the rear axle when it comes to launching a car from a dead start. We can’t wait to see what it is like when the road starts to curve, or what the C8 Z06, E-Ray, ZR1 or Zora will be able to do.