The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 was the first mid-engine Corvette to be produced. People had high expectations from this vehicle as it was going to revolutionize the US’s most iconic sports car brand.
The company launched the car in 2020 with a competitive price of just $58,900. This was considerably less compared to other supercars. However, the question on everyone’s mind was whether the car lived up to the hype of being a supercar.
Many think that it certainly did. While the Corvette C8 might not be Italian, it can still stand toe-to-toe with the Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s. Here are some reasons why driving a C8 is like sitting in a rocket.
The C8 is a purpose-built performance car that has all the tools to succeed on the racetrack. It has an LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine which produces up to 495hp and 470 lb.-ft of torque. It has the capability of going from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds. If you want to do a quarter-mile, then you can expect a max speed up to 123 mph and you’ll cover the distance in 11.1 seconds.
These are the specifications you will find in a top-end speedster. It’s definitely more of a rocket than a car. The car handling is better than its predecessors, and it feels a lot lower and more balanced. A wide view through the windshield also helps in controlling the car better at top speeds. If you want a car with killer speeds at an affordable price, then this Corvette is perfect for you.
Fuel Performance and Maintenance
The tank of the C8 can hold up to 18.5 gallons of fuel, which can cost about $71 to fill up the tank. You can expect to get 27 mpg on a highway, and it drops to 15 mpg within the city. It has a combined 19 mpg for both highway and city. The fuel economy is much better than other cars such as the GT500, especially when you’re covering long distances. The yearly fuel cost is roughly around $3,000.
The maintenance cost of the C8 is comparatively low compared to other supercars, and you can find repair parts easily throughout the country. Furthermore, if you’re a DIY kind of a person then you will find the C8 easy to maintain at home.
Ride Quality and Comfort
The thing that has most impressed people about the Corvette C8 is the quality of the ride. Compared to other sports cars, the C8 is much more comfortable which makes daily driving more comfortable and exciting. The car also has a decent cargo capacity, compared to other cars.
The car is also equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system that provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities. You also get a 10-speaker Bose audio system.
The car is a perfect combination of beautiful aesthetics, speed, and power. If you’re looking to drive a C8 on the streets of Las Vegas, then contact LVC Exotic. We are the best exotic car rentals in Las Vegas. Our quality luxury car rentals in Las Vegas include exotic cars of various makes and sizes.