TUSTIN, Calif. — The 2020 Corvette is the first mid-engine version of Chevrolet's iconic two-seat sports car in its 60-plus-year history — and the first Corvette to come OE with all-season tires.
The eighth-generation Corvette, with its 6.2-liter, 495-horse power V8 bolted behind the driver, will be shod with Michelin Pilot Sport ALS, which Michelin said was designed in concert with Chevrolet engineers in response to customer feedback.
The fitments are 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear. The higher-powered Z51 version gets Pilot Sport 4S tires. Both are run-flats.
Chevrolet claims the new 'Vette, set to go on sale before year-end, will sprint to 60 mph from 0 in less than 3 seconds, thanks in part to an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission that doles out the power judiciously to the tires, which Michelin said also deliver a 23% reduction in rolling resistance versus the Pilot Sport All Season 4 used on the generation 7 'Vette.