Based on this 12-minute video, it’s safe to say that the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray knows how to dance. And this is just the starting model we’re seeing running 10/10ths around the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, on a very busy industry testing day. General Motors engineers could be undergoing a final test and tune before an official lap time around the 12.9-mile track – something that eluded the C7 Corvette for its entire generation. Or it could be that engineers are simply making sure that the C8 is behaving like it should, and making sure that all of its mechanical and electronic components are behaving like they should.
This spy video demands full volume, as well. For our auditory enjoyment, the 6.2L LT2 V8 nestled behind the cockpit of the 2020 Corvette is going for a bit of a workout. Our favorite part of the video might be just before the 4:50 mark, where a camouflaged Mercedes AMG GT enters the scene from around the tree line, with the new C8 giving chase.
The 2020 Corvette C8 will debut on July 18 – just two short weeks away. Along with the LT2, expect the revolutionary Corvette to raise the bar for what people can expect from the American performance car icon. More technology, a more sophisticated interior, an exotic design, and an attainable price tag are all expected. Additionally, the 2020 Corvette will utilize GM’s new Global B electronics architecture, which is said to be five-times more powerful than any of GM’s current electronics systems. This sets up the new Corvette for things like over-the-air updates, and possibly some semi-autonomous driving features. That last part is unconfirmed to us at this time when it comes to the new Corvette, but GM’s Global B architecture was designed with this sort of technology in mind, and the cybersecurity to back it up.
We look forward to knowing more on July 18.