2020 Chevy Corvette convertible: A look at the first hardtop convertible Vette

The new Chevrolet Corvette convertible delivers open-top thrills with fewer tradeoffs.

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Moving the engine rearward positions the driver much closer to the nose and shifts the car's center of gravity directly next to the driver's hip.

The new LT2 engine is a 6.2-liter V8 making 495 hp and 470 lb-ft. The bigger change is what it's connected to -- an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission from Tremec. When it comes to performance there's no doubt DCTs are quicker. How quick? The new C8 will have a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds.

We suspect some traditional Corvette buyers will struggle to get their heads around this new mid-engined layout, but anyone with an eye towards performance should be properly salivating right now.

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