Last week was our annual Performance Car of the Year test. It’s the time of the year where we spend a week with a slew of new and updated performance cars to see what’s impressive, what’s over hyped, and what resonates over the course of an entire week on roads and tracks (hey that’s our name!).
This year, Chevrolet brought along a pre-production version of the mid-engine Corvette to see how it stacks up. That’s right. If you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll likely not have heard that the 2020 Corvette has moved the engine behind the driver, ditched the manual gearbox for a DCT, and has an entirely new appearance.
Actually, even people living under rocks have likely heard about it.
We had a number of special guests at the test this year to help with judging. One contributor, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, filmed a number of videos that we’re excited to share with you, including this one of the C8.
Now, before the armchair driver coaching begins, a few caveats. These are Matt’s first sighting laps at Thunderhill West and his first time in the car. They are not timed, they are not flat out, not every shift is run to redline, not every line is perfect. Matt also doesn’t speak, so don’t expect this to be any sort of review. But the video does let you listen to the LT2 V8 for a few minutes, which should be worth your time:
Check back on October 16th for our full review of the C8. And in a few weeks we’ll also be able to tell you just how it performed and where it placed during PCOTY testing.
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