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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Mixes Two Technologies No Other Car in the Segment Has

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Every time an automaker launches a really expensive supercar we expect it to come with a range of extraordinary or industry-first features. Not so much when we're dealing with more affordable sports cars, but the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is an exception from this rule thanks to boasting cylinder deactivation technology combined with a dual-clutch transmission.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Ford GT: A Specs Comparison

It took 50 years, but Chevrolet has finally introduced the mid-engine Corvette. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray promises to be the quickest, most powerful Corvette yet, but how does it compare to Ford s halo car, the GT? Can this bargain supercar keep pace? Keep reading to learn how these two very different mid-engine cars stack up. Interested in the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette ? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . Power The GT delivers 647 hp and 550 lb-ft... [read more]

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Bentley EXP 100 GT Quirks and Features

By info@topspeed.com (Safet Satara)
Celebrating 100th anniversary from the birth of the company, Bentley revealed an astonishing EXP 100 GT. A massive grand tourer with Lamborghini-like scissor doors pack the electric drivetrain, yet unseen technology, incredible luxury features, and the most astounding creature comforts we have seen in a car. Ever! The Bentley EXP 100 GT represents the ultra-posh Grand Tourer conceived for the year 2035. I feel that Bentley crafted it as an answer to the Rolls-Royce Vision 100 Concept. So, before you... [read more]

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By now, weve all read the specs , seen the pictures, toured the interior , and rummaged through the customization options on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Now that weve examined the new sports car from every angle, its time to consider how the Corvettes design has evolved from its predecessor. Moving into its eighth generation, the Corvette Stingray gets a completely new look that reflects its shift from a front-engine to a mid-engine car. But does the new look... [read more]

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2020 Corvette Stingray Base Engine Cranks Out 495 Horsepower

A Corvette engine those words have struck excitement in the heart of hot rodders and sports car guys ever since 1955 when popping the hood meant getting a look at the new base level 195 horsepower 265-inch small-block V-8. Producing 300 horsepower more than 1955s base V-8 engine the 2020 Stingrays base heart is Chevys next-generation 6.2L small-block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment. It will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637... [read more]

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Get Your 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Video Fix Right Here!

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is easily one of the most anticipated debuts in recent memory, and its reveal event was a whirlwind of information and spectacle. With all the content we put out on the C8 yesterday, you'd be forgiven if you missed any of our exclusive video coverage. But don't worry, we've gathered our best videos in one place for your viewing convenience. In this one, Head 2 Head host Jonny Lieberman takes you through the exterior styling... [read more]

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Ford Mustang "Old Crow" by Roush

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Ford's Mustang is one of the most famous nameplates in the entire automotive industry and this the exact same thing that an aeronautics fan would say referring to the perennial favorite fighter plane from the days of the Second World War, the North American P-51 Mustang. Now, there's a road-going Mustang that pays tribute to the one in the sky. It's a Roush-tuned GT with almost as much power as a Shelby GT500 and a paint scheme that reminds everyone... [read more]

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2019 Ford Ranger Misses Out on IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The 2019 Ford Ranger has finally been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and it narrowly missed getting the organizations top rankings. Available in two cab styles but tested only in crew cab configuration, the 2019 Ford Ranger received a Good score, the highest rating, in all but two categories, and they so happen to be the ones required to get either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick+. On the passenger side small overlap... [read more]

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Lock it Down: The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has "Instant Collectible" Written All Over it

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has arrived. Mind you, the Corvette C8 isnt just the latest-generation Corvette to arrive. Everyone who has waited to see a mid-engine Corvette can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Its here, folks! After 60 years of waiting its been a long wait that included many prototypes that almost made it to production the vision of Zora Arkus-Duntov has finally come alive. There are a lot of firsts that come with the arrival of... [read more]

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Lock it Down: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has "Instant Collectible" Written All Over it

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has arrived. Mind you, the Corvette C8 isnt just the latest-generation Corvette to arrive. Everyone who has waited to see a mid-engine Corvette can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Its here, folks! After 60 years of waiting its been a long wait that included many prototypes that almost made it to production the vision of Zora Arkus-Duntov has finally come alive. There are a lot of firsts that come with the arrival of... [read more]

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Worth Every Quarter

Nobody who lives in San Francisco goes to Fishermans Wharf. Well, not by choice that is. So when my girlfriend, Lindsey, suggested we swing by there before dinner... continue reading

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Review: What's Different Inside the C8

Its not by coincidence that Chevrolet revealed the mid-engine Corvette during the week that marked the 50thanniversary of the moon landing. The brand is commemorating that giant leap for mankind with whats perhaps the most anticipated reveal of the decade, the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8the first production mid-engine Corvette in history. But besides its sharp exterior lines and strong styling, designers spent much time crafting the interior and making it different from what weve seen in the past. Heres... [read more]

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The New 2020 Chevy C8 Corvettes interior is befitting of a supercar, even though it will start at under $60,000

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
Corvette interiors were never anything to write home about. Sure, they improved from generation to generation in terms of materials quality, design, as well as fit and finish, but there was nothing especially remarkable that put them ahead of other sports car interiors. This has now all changed with the all-new mid-engined Corvette C8 which features an interior that makes the C7s interior look like a spiced up Chevy Cruze.

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New Corvette C8s interior is befitting of a supercar, even though it will start at under $60,000

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
Corvette interiors were never anything to write home about. Sure, they improved from generation to generation in terms of materials quality, design, as well as fit and finish, but there was nothing especially remarkable that put them ahead of other sports car interiors. This has now all changed with the all-new mid-engined Corvette C8 which features an interior that makes the C7s interior look like a spiced up Chevy Cruze.

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette May Be Cool and All, But Tts Not As Practical As The C7

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The Chevrolet Corvette just became an even more awesome car with the release of C8-generation. Not only it boasts more technology than ever, but it also made the switch to a mid-engined layout. America's coolest sports car ditched its traditional configuration to move into a segment that includes sports cars like the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 GTB, and McLaren 720S. That's insanely cool! But the C8 Corvette isn't all bells and whistles. When it comes to trunk space, the mid-engined... [read more]

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Weve Seen Nose-Lift Tech on Super Cars Before, but the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Takes it to a Whole New Level

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Chevrolet just unveiled the highly anticipated C8 Corvette. It's not only the first mid-engined Corvette in history, but the C8 also packs some ground-breaking technology. Like most supercars out there, the C8 Corvette features a nose-lift system, but it's a bit different than what you get from other brands.

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FINALLY: After 70 Years, We Reveal Our Love of Corvette

What do you call a myth that finally comes true? Well, you can call it the cover story of our special 70th anniversary issue, on newsstands August 2. After decades of our theorizing and Chevrolet s teasing, the Corvette quits banging on the limiters of a grand touring platform and upshifts into the realm of mid-engine supercar . Seventy years of MotorTrend means, at minimum, 840 covers, not counting special editions or different versions of issues for newsstands and subscribers... [read more]

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Wait, the All-New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is Priced How Much?!

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has arrived, and as expected, it has the entire auto industry in a tizzy. Chevrolet unveiled the long-awaited Corvette C8 the first mid-engined Corvette, too in Los Angeles, California, and yes, theres a lot to unpack in the way of details surrounding the new sports car. So while the rest of the auto world drools over its design and performance potential, there was one particular detail about the Corvette C8 that caught a lot... [read more]

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Morgan Plus Six

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2020 Morgan Plus Six is a retro-styled, two-door, two-seat roadster built by Morgan Motor Company. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Plus Six replaces the Plus 8, a roadster that Morgan last introduced in 2012. Although it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Plus Six stands out thanks to an optional hard-top, new technology, and for being the company's first vehicle with a turbocharged engine. The Plus Six is also Morgan's first brand-new model in a... [read more]

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ICYMI: Chevy Teased the 2020 Corvette C8.R Race Car

Its understandable if you missed it, given all the earth-shaking news revealed at the coming out party for the 2020 Corvette. But at the very end of the debut, just after GM president Mark Reuss shocked the world with his announcement that the all-new mid-engine Corvette would start below $60,000 , a video played that flashed a camouflaged version of the Corvette race car, as well as the convertible . Chevrolet confirmed to MotorTrend that the camoed race carequipped with... [read more]

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We See You: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Peeks Out at Coupe Reveal

While we're still oogling the mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe , Chevy just teased the convertible at the coupe's unveiling event. The automaker is moving quickly, which makes sense considering the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible will beat with a 495-hp heart. The 2020 Corvette convertible promises more athletic responses than any Vette drop-top predecessor thanks to its mid-engine layout. Just as important, perhaps, the 2020 Corvette convertible will allow driver and passenger to better appreciate that small-block 6.2-liter V-8. Let's... [read more]

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Supercar Bargain! 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to Start Below $60,000

Going mid-engine can't be cheap, so you'd think the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would receive a hefty price hike. But you'd be wrong. At the reveal in Tustin, California, Chevrolet 's Mark Reuss shocked the crowd by announcing that the C8 Corvette will have a starting price below $60,000. Thats for the base Stingray model, which is equipped with a 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 turning 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque through a dual-clutch eight-speed transaxle developed with Tremec. With... [read more]

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8's Exterior Styling in Detail

After decades of rumors, waiting, and promises, its finally here . The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports a mid-engine layout and looks like a proper sports car. In this video, senior features editor and Head 2 Head host Jonny Lieberman gives the lowdown on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and its exterior design. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . --> The mid-engine configuration has changed the way the C8 Corvette looks compared to its front-engine C7... [read more]

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Can the New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Really Hold Two Golf Bags?

Move over, ZR-1. Step aside, Ford GT. Back up, NSX. You too, R8, 488, Huracn. There is a new mid-engine sheriff in town, one whose name and face are very familiar, even if the proportionsand performancehave changed dramatically. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . A day before the debut of the all-new 2020 Corvette, we got an exclusive sneak peek at Chevrolet s new mid-engine supercar, and indeed it is stunning. Here is a... [read more]

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Build Your Dream 2020 C8 Mid-Engine Corvette in Chevrolets Mobile Showroom

Want to get a sense for your C8 Corvette before you drive it? Chevrolet has developed an interactive mobile showroom to display all the cars exterior and interior options. Itll be hauled in a massive trailer behind a Silverado to more than 125 dealerships around the country so prospective buyers can get an eyes- and hands-on impression of the Stingrays myriad options. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . --> And options there areChevrolet has... [read more]

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8: 4 Tech Triumphs

Flagships always get the coolest tech first, and the Corvette C8 is most definitely Chevrolet s flagship and a major standard-bearer for the entire General Motors Corporation. Here are four technologies that piqued the interest of your humble MotorTrend technical director . Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? See our comprehensive coverage HERE . --> Cylinder Deactivation + Twin-Clutch Neither is a new technology, but General Motors is the first to combine them in this market and this segment. This... [read more]

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Three Challenges the Mid-Engine Car Presented

Everything about building a mid-engine car was new to the C8 development engineers. Theres virtually nobody left from the earlier mid-engine Corvette programs (or even the Pontiac Fiero team) to consult with, so the C8 team pretty much had to benchmark state-of-the-art competitors. And because most competitors have been developing mid-engine sports cars for several generations, the pressure has been high to nail the benchmarks right from the start. Plenty of computer-aided engineering and rough mule prototype vehicles were involved... [read more]

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2020 C8 Corvette First Look First Drive!

The year was 1949 and on the cover of the premier edition of Motor Trend magazine was a V-8 powered fiberglass bodied sportscar, but it wasnt a Corvette. The debut of a major American automobile manufacturers postwar attempt at a sportscar wouldnt be until 1953 and Motor Trend was there in the preceding years covering Corvette development. In 1952 when Harley Earl was in Costa Mesa, California checking out production of fiberglass bodies for the Glaspar G2 sports car Motor... [read more]

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2020 Corvette Unveiled! Will it live up to the Hype?

After many decades of rumors, false starts, and tantalizing prototype cars, the mid-engine Corvette is finally a reality, and I cant think of a more highly anticipated unveiling of any car in production. The mid-engine layout brings with it connotations of exotic hypercar status that Corvette enthusiasts have craved since the early 1970s when the notion was first dangled in front of the public. Sister site MotorTrend.com compiled a list of the nine times a mid-engine Corvette has been on... [read more]

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REVEALED! Mid-Engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Makes 495 Horsepower

If you say anything enough, its bound to come true. In our case, cry mid-engine Corvette a sufficient number of times, and eventually Chevrolet will just have to build one. After threatening to build a Corvette with a mid-mounted engine for 50 years, the dream is finally realized: Tonight the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was revealed to crowds of Corvette adorers and media inside a former airship hangar in Tustin, California. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette ? See... [read more]

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Mid-Engine 2020 Corvette Basics: What You Need to Know

Prepare to be bombarded with facts, trivia, and minutiae covering every aspect of the long-awaited mid-engine Corvette in the weeks leading up to its on-sale date. For now, heres a concise distillation of the most basic information you need to get the conversation going at your local cars n caffeine gathering. Interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? Get comprehensive coverage HERE . --> Engine The base Stingrays 6.2-liter V-8 engine might be the least interesting part of the new C8... [read more]

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2020 C8 Corvette Stingray 3 New Color Choices 12 Options in All

In 1953 when the Corvette debuted to the public it could be had in any color as long as it was Polo White. The next model year brought more color choices with only four 1954 Corvettes painted black. The black 1954 Corvette that became famous overnight was the hero car in the 1955 Mickey Spillane movie Kiss Me Deadly . In 1955 the color black wasnt available but returned to the Corvette color palette in 1956 as Onyx Black with... [read more]

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2019 BMW 1 Series review roundup - has BMW dropped the ball with its new FWD baby model?

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
Something needs to be said before even attempting to tackle the problem of figuring out whether the all-new BMW 1 Series is a peach or a dud: in making it front-wheel drive, BMW has made it less of an enthusiasts car because in sending power to the front wheels, some of the handling purity has been lost. Also lost is the perfect 50/50 weight distribution that ensured the E87 and F20 were poised, predictable and fun to chuck around.

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Numbers Matching LS6 Chevelle Bringing the Muscle to the Hillsborough Concours d Elegance

Every car enthusiast has that one perfect model- the car youll spend years and search the country for. With Chuck and Susan Zelnik of San Bruno, California, that hunt lasted three years, and it was worth the wait. In 2017, they became proud owners of an original, numbers-matching 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 in metallic Fathom Blue with white stripes at the Mecum Auction in Portland, Oregon. Chuck worked for Chevrolet as a service, body shop, and parts manager and began... [read more]

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The 9 Mid-Engine Corvette Concepts That Didnt Make it To Production

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
For over five decades we've been teased with various Corvette concepts displaying the idea that the engine should be moved from just in front of the cabin to behind the rear seats. While this idea might seem ludicrous to purists, we know that it will finally become a reality with the forthcoming C8. But there wouldn't have been a C8 without all the prototypes that preceded it. If everything we've seen and heard in the past couple of years regarding... [read more]

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Can the Jeep Gladiator Hold Its Own Against a new, Bronco-Based Pickup?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator made a strong impact when it debuted earlier this year. The iconic pickup truck from Jeep was long due and managed to live up to the hype of enthusiasts. The X-factor of the Gladiator is its versatility. People expected the Gladiator to be mainly an off-roader of sorts. The brain-stormers at Jeep, however, did a great job in splitting the variants that make the Gladiator a competent work truck, daily driver, and a hardcore off-roader. However... [read more]

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Barbours Tether Car Collection: For Sale!

We've covered some good stuff on tether cars in the past, sharing images and clips of old Spindizzies in motion. What doesn't happen too often is a sizable... continue reading

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Mercedes-AMG GLC43 unveiled with aggressive looks and beefed-up engine

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
It's been four months since Mercedes-Benz introduced the updated GLC crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and three months since the beefed-up GLC63 model broke cover at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and the Germans finally unveiled the mid-range GLC43. Despite rumors that it may be discontinued, the GLC43 carries on with the SUV's updated styling and a revised engine.

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Elon Musks Latest Claim About the Tesla Roadster is As Absurd as it is Potentially Awesome

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby)
Elon Musk has made another bold claim regarding the Tesla Roadsters optional SpaceX package. If the packages cold-air thrusters arent ambitious enough, Musk indicated that these thrusters would allow the Roadster to fly. At first, he qualified the term fly as the ability to hover or make hops over stretched distances. Now, hes saying that the Roadster can actually do something akin to the hovering DeLorean from Back to the Future. Perhaps it's best to assume that Musk is being... [read more]

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Lotus Evija isnt quick enough for a near-2,000 horsepower EV hypercar

By info@topspeed.com (Andrei Nedelea)
Lotus has shown its most powerful and most extreme car ever, the Evija all-electric hypercar. In fact, according to the specs published by the U.K.-based sports car maker (now owned by Chinese giant Geely), it will be the most powerful production car ever made, just nudging ahead of the likes of thePininfarina Battista. Its a truly gorgeous looking thing, with typical Lotus design but rendered in a more futuristic manner that not only makes the car stand out, but at... [read more]

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The Aston Martin DBX Will Fight the Porsche Cayenne With an Unexpected Segment-Unique Feature

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The upcoming Aston Martin DBX, the company's first ever SUV, could be the world's first hauler with drifting capability. That's the word from the company's senior manager of vehicle dynamics, Ian Hartley, who said that a drift mode for the DBX is totally doable.

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The X-Class Sucks so Bad that Mercedes Already Wants to Get Rid of It

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Its been only two years since Mercedes-Benz launched its first-ever production pickup truck, the X-Class, and the German firm is reportedly looking to axe the nameplate due to slow sales and a shift in strategy. According to a new report, Mercedes wants to reduce costs and optimize profits, and the X-Class is on a list of vehicles that will be dropped from the lineup soon.

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2020 Cadillac CT5 Price Undercuts the BMW 3 Series by Quite a Bit

Cadillac has announced pricing information for its new compact sedan. With a starting price of $37,890, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is $3,355 less expensive than a base 2019 BWW 3 Series , and $2,305 less expensive than a base Audi A4 . It also undercuts the Lexus IS by $1,695. The CT5 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine making 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and pairing to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Other standard features include a 10-inch... [read more]

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Elon How Do You Become A Meme Lord on Twitter?

After selecting the Tesla Model S our Ultimate Car of the Year , we texted with the Tesla PR team to see if co-founder and CEO Elon Musk would be interested in reminiscing about the days leading up to the Model S launch and what a game-changer it went on to become. After our interview, the very busy head of Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, and Neuralink was kind enough to answer your questions, pop quiz style, from social media... [read more]

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The Hennessey Goliath 66 Is a Six-Wheeled Truck for Bow Tie Fans

So you want a six-wheeled Hennessey monster truck but Chevy is life? You now have another option in the form of the Hennessey Goliath 66 , a highly modified current-generation Chevrolet Silverado . Hennessey will only produce 24 examples of the Goliath 66, making it a rare beast. The Hennessey Goliath 66 is the latest addition to Hennesseys growing roster of custom go-fast vehicles, which also includes the VelociRaptor 66 , a heavily modified, three-axle Ford F-150 Raptor making more... [read more]

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1967 Shelby GT500 vs 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427

Chevy vs. Ford ! Corvette vs. Shelby Mustang! Take another look at this classic comparison from December 2012, yet another story you'll only find at MotorTrend. For the first time in its decade and a half of production, Chevrolet 's Corvette billed as America's only true sports car' is being challenged for the title. That's how Steve Kelly introduced our April 1967 comparison pitting the newly refined big-block Shelby GT500 against the Corvette Sting Ray 427. By way of explaining... [read more]

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Opinion: The Lotus Evija is a Big Mistake for the Brand

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The Lotus Evija, a 1.7 million ($2.1 million at current exchange rates) all-electric hypercar, has just been announced, and Im already wondering just WTF Lotus is thinking. Sure, it probably has a lot to do with Geely backing the brand now Lotus actually has some money to play with but were talking about a brand that has been selling $50,000 - $120,000 cars for years. Were talking about a company that posted its first self-proclaimed profit in years back in... [read more]

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Is Ford Planning a Subaru Outback Fighter to Replace Fusion?

Redesigned for 2020, the Subaru Outback remains largely unchallenged in the marketplace as a non-premium crossover-style wagon, especially now that the VW Golf SportWagen and Alltrack are ending production in North America. But it looks like there may soon be one more competitor in this space: a Ford wagon. According to Autocar , Ford plans to introduce its own crossover-like wagon to replace the European-market S-Max, Galaxy, and Mondeo (known as Fusion in the U.S.). The report says the car... [read more]

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