Listening to What Customers Want
When it comes to the Corvette, Chevy prides itself on building a car that addresses the wants and needs of its customers. That’s why the new 2020 Corvette Stingray comes with standard Michelin all-season run-flat tires. This is a departure from the C7 Corvette, which came with summer tires. According to Car and Driver, that’s what people wanted.
The fact of the matter is that people want to drive their Corvettes three seasons of the year. That means all-season tires are a necessity. Tadge Juechter Corvette’s executive chief engineer told Car and Driver, “More customers than ever are saying that they’d really like to drive three seasons on the same tires.” Previously, customers would have to swap tires after summer was over for fall and spring driving. The move to all-season tires only makes sense.
All-season tires might seem weird for a sports car, but Chevy did its homework and got Michelin to spend five years developing the tires on the car. They’re called the Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4, and they can help the Corvette pull almost a full G of lateral grip. That’s better than many cars can do with summer tires, including the C6 Corvette.
This is all reason for Corvette fans to rejoice. They get to drive their beloved 2020 Corvette Stingrays for more months out of the year. Also, you can bet that if you want to upgrade to a summer tire in the summer months, there’s an option for you. Michelin has Pilot Sport 4S summer tires that will work perfectly and can help the new Corvette pull between 1.03 and 1.05 Gs.