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The 2020 Corvette Is Making Its Rounds Across Various Magazines

C8 Corvette

The 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray is still off limits to the general public, with its launch scheduled to happen in “early 2020,” according to Chevrolet. However, major publication such as Motor Trend and Road & Track have been privileged enough to acquire one for various soft ball pieces (like talking about its buttons), but also for their various performance car of the year awards. With 490+ horsepower, a dual-clutch transmission, the latest in performance calibration software, and a revolutionary layout (for the Corvette), the C8 Stingray is easily the most anticipated performance car of the year. But it may be too early to say if it will win any awards.

Looking to upset the 2020 Corvette Stingray is the 776 horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the highly anticipated Mk V Toyota Supra, as well as the next-generation 2020 Porsche 911. Road & Track will also be testing the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo, as well as the McLaren 600 LT Spider. In other words, to say that the C8 Corvette is a shoe-in for any award would be a bit juvenile, as the list of contestants appears to be more than stacked. However, the new Corvette is undoubtedly the vehicle that is attracting the most curiosity, and is the main draw to this heavy-hitting fight card.

Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire is one of the PCOTY judges for Road & Track, and just yesterday he posted a “One-Take” video of driving the C8 Corvette around Thunderhill race track. The West configuration to be exact. Farah opens the video up with saying that he’s embargoed from saying anything about the American supercar at the moment (a common quid pro quo practice in automotive media), but that doesn’t stop him from turning the camera on for us all to watch and listen to the mid-engine Corvette in action.

What do you think of the engine sound of the C8 Corvette? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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