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J'AIME SEPTEMBER 2019

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Why the switch to a mid-engine layout? A mid-engined layout car will give you a much more nimble car as the engine’s weight is more centrally located, giving you a more even weight distribution and a lower moment of inertia under acceleration or braking. In a nutshell, the handling will be better. The fastest production to date The 2020 Corvette is the fastest production Stingray that General Motors has produced to date. With their brand new small-block 6.2l V8 engine cranking out 495bhp, it’s a full 10 per cent more powerful than the last generation. It has been carefully designed to be lighter and sit lower to the ground too meaning that handling will be a tick better as well. The interior gets a premium overhaul One of the most impressive improvements in the new Corvette is its interior. Everything about the interior feels premium. There’s not one single piece of plastic panelling. Everything is either leather-wrapped, carbon-fibre or aluminium. All of the controls are ergonomically thought out for the driver and sitting in the driver’s seat has a feel like you are in the cockpit of a fighter plane with all of the buttons and screens focused on you. The price Now the most shocking thing about the new 2020 Corvette is its price. When you think about its direct competitors in the mid-engined supercar market like the Acura NSX, Audi R8 or Lamborghini Huracan, you are expecting a hefty six-figure pricetag. Instead, the new Corvette’s base price is reported to be a ridiculously low ,000! (£48,000 in today’s exchange rate). I’m massively excited about this car purely for its value alone, but it also leaves me sceptical… how can something so good on paper, be so affordable? You are getting a car that is a supercar killer for the price of a bog-standard Audi A7... I know they say everything is bigger and better in America… but I really hope that this car isn’t too good to be true! EVERYTHING ABUT THE CAR SCREAMS LUXURY - INCLUDING ITS PREMIUM INTERIOR 58

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