The new C8 Corvette is finally in the hands of lucky customers across the country who have spent decades waiting for the fabled mid-engine Corvette. The C8 Corvette has a lot to prove with its all-new engine configuration and dual-clutch only transmission. The mid-engined layout will certainly have a profound impact on handling but what does it do for straight-line performance?
Chevy claims the C8 Corvette will sprint from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds which is a hugely impressive number when you consider all of the cars this time matches. Vehicles like the Nissan GTR, 991.1 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari 488 GTB, and the Acura NSX are all troubled by the Corvette’s impressive performance.
Many have speculated if the Corvette’s 0 to 60 time was optimistic considering how impressive a sub-three second 0 to 60 time is. Can you achieve this time on the street where most Corvettes will spend most of their time?
Well, many of the new C8 Corvette…