There are many things to love about the 2020 Corvette Stingray. The car cannot be discussed, though, without mentioning its new, burly LT2 V8 engine. It’s the beating heart of the car, and without it, the C8 wouldn’t be what it is. According to Autoblog, the engine’s design came from the car’s overall layout. The mid-engine design is what pushed Chevy to craft its best V8 engine yet.
With that layout came the freedom to do things like increase the height and capacity of the intake manifold. The engine also got a different camshaft profile. The exhaust valve lift is higher and the duration longer. The air-fuel sensor offers a wider-range, too. All this makes the engine smooth.
The 6.2-liter mill got all-new four-into-one exhaust manifolds. The catalytic converters are further down the pipe than they once were and a split-volume catalyst is used now. Also, the dry-sump oil system is far superior to the one in the LT1 engine. The engine also sits lower in the car, which puts the center of gravity lower.
All told, the LT2 V8 in the 2020 Corvette Stingray is a 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque beast. It lets the Corvette reach the best performance times of any Corvette in the car’s rich history.