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We recently witnessed the award season kick-off to start 2020 off with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earning the 2020 North American Car of the Year award. While the 2020 Chevrolet sports car is the very first 2020 Chevrolet Stingray has officially had its first sale to the tune of a whopping $3 million at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first-ever Chevrolet Corvette to carry a mid-engine build (this means the engine is literally in the middle of the vehicle, rather than under the hood) has a base price of $55,900 MSRP (Plus destination fee), but this is the only first ever built Chevy C8 Stingray. The event hosting this sale was a Narrett-Jackson auction with every bit of the transaction going to charity.
All For A Good Cause
The Detroit Children’s Fund, a not-for-profit organization, is responsible for the earnings. The money will be distributed across public schools in Detroit. The focus of Detroit Children’s Fund is to improve the quality of education in the city where General Motors has its main headquarters and thousands of workers. The sale was completed and sold to Corvette collector Rick Hendrick. Hendrick is apart of the Corvette Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2015. Hendrick owns a total of 94 dealerships, but among all the vehicles he owns, he says he won’t ever drive this first-ever C8. The first debut of the vehicle was launched with the help of actual astronauts to unveil the vehicle. The new mid-engine design, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe is one of the most sought after vehicles to hit the market in recent memory. The auction was actually the biggest success in the 49-year history of Barrett-Jackson Auctions with $141 million produced.
“I’ve been going to those auctions for 25 to 30 years and I’ve bought a lot of No.1s at auction for charity. But nothing like this car. This had bidders from all over the world. It was so much drama. When you have the CEO of General Motors on the stage, that’s a big deal,” Hendrick told the Free Press.
More On the “C8” Corvette
The winning vehicle will carry an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic with automatic shifting. The advantages that have pushed the latest Chevrolet to another level include technology upgrades. The engineers have added new performance components that come standard for each Chevrolet Corvette that allows the vehicle to have 25 percent more oil cooling than the previous-generation Corvette. This is thanks to the new chassis design, part of the changes to a new mid-engine design. The “C8” Stingray is the start of an all-new generation of Corvette vehicles that are fastest and strongest than ever. Engineers added in the legendary 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain that delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss.
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For those looking to start 2020 off right, visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles. We also have a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers thrilled to drive.
With any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy. Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!
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Drivers looking to have fun and start up a vehicle with real power, step into the Chevrolet Corvette. The all-new 2020 Chevy Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever made and the perks of owning this sports car come from the excitement of driving one. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox helps make for a smooth transition while moving. Owners can use the launch control function to operate their 2020 Corvette like never before. Want to see some real speed and some tires burn before hitting grease-lighting speeds? Thanks to an all-new burnout mode that warms the tires before going, the launch control helps owners get the most out of their most-prized vehicle.
How to Use Launch Control
Once safety buckled up in the driver’s seat of the Corvette, place the car in “Drive” and select the track mode. With a simple double-tap on the electronic stability control button (ESC) to turn the feature off, drivers should then locate the Performance Traction Management (PTM) menu on the instrument cluster. Five choices are available for customers to choose from. The choices include Dry, Race, Sport I, Sport II, Wet. The choice should be made based on the weather and grip requirements. The best part is Launch Control is the feature works no matter which PTM mode is chosen. Press on the brake, press hard on the gas pedal at the same time and lift the brake once the reves settle at 3,500 rpm. The tires should be warmed before using this remarkable feature.
More on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Currently, 12 exterior body colors are available, but styling elements exist in different packages like the Z51 package. Some carry special emblems on the brake calipers and options exist to have a different look than the standard Corvette provides. Reports have been confirmed for a debut of the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible on October 2nd, 2019. While this remarkable roof-off version of the Corvette is about to come out soon, it might be a while for them to be fully stocked at dealerships. Curious to drive a new Corvette? We can help at Miami Lakes Automall with getting the process started and wrapped up for our customers.
Stop By and See What We Have To Offer
Hoping to experience a test drive in one of the latest Chevrolet vehicles? Don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette and take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.
For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us the place to go for all things Chevy! Come visit even if you didn’t buy with our team. Allow our friendly service team to help out should any maintenance work be needed on your current vehicle. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you at Miami Lakes Automall! See you soon!