Price (as tested) 💲: $78,170

Powertrain ⚙️: 6.2L V8

Output 💪: 495 hp and 470 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.0 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 184 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 15 city/ 27 highway/ 19 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 3,647 lbs


When Chevy took the wraps off its eighth generation Corvette Stingray, the car world was wowed. The first-ever mid-engine Corvette was more powerful, sleeker, and more luxurious than any previous generation’s base model. As we awaited official pricing, most anticipated a six-figure sticker – this was a supercar, after all. Instead, GM dropped an even bigger bombshell: the C8 would start at just $59,995 (including destination). This would truly be the everyman’s supercar – something within the realm of attainability for true enthusiasts.

Now, after what seems like an eternity, we finally find ourselves behind the wheel. This particular model is not the $60K base car, but packs a solid roster of upgrades (the Z51 package, 2LT package, GT2 bucket seats, and magnetic ride control) for a still-reasonable $78,170. It’s time to see if the automatic-only, mid-engine Corvette is really worth all this hype! Watch the video review below to hear Miles’s thoughts.