This Mid-Engined 2020 Corvette Z51 C8 Is Eyeing Your Garage

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A donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation can land you one of the hottest cars ever produced.

General Motors made sure to stay ahead of the curve when it came to its brand new C8 Corvette. Now a mid-engine configuration found in high-end exotics such as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Even more, the new 'Vette equipped with the Z51 package has the quickest acceleration time and is the most powerful entry-level model to date. Here we have an opportunity to own a pavement-pounding 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 through the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF).

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Image Credit: Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation

Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the name Chip Miller, the founder of Carlisle events with business partner Bill Miller (no relation). Miller owned about 80 Corvettes over his lifetime. Sadly, Chip Miller passed away in 2004 of amyloidosis, and that's when his wife Judy and partner Bill started the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation in his honor. Many know Carlisle as the place to be for collector and classic cars as it is one of the biggest events in the country, and the Spring Carlisle show is a must for any car enthusiast. Corvettes of Carlisle is the largest gathering of 'Vettes in the world, bringing in about 5,000 each year.

Exterior-wise, the new 2020 C8 Corvette is American supercar with a body that doesn't follow the norm for GM's flagship model. The mold was broken with the C8, and this Z51 features the Carbon Flash Exterior Badge Package with exterior accents, side vents, and front/rear grille accents. More exterior features include a unique rear spoiler and front splitter along with front brake cooling inlets. A set of staggered Bright Silver-painted aluminum 5-spoke wheels grace the exterior and come wrapped with all-season black-wall performance rubber (245/35ZR19 front, 305/30ZR20 rear). Other options include front intermittent wipers, daytime running lamps, LED headlamps, Solar-Ray light-tinted glass, a removable roof panel that is color-matched. Even the manual-folding side mirrors come with turn signal indicators, and they are also outside-heated and power-adjustable.

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Image Credit: Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation

The heartbeat of the C8 Z51 pumps through a mid-mounted LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine complete with direct injection, variable valve timing, and active fuel management that comes backed by a M1L 8-speed dual-clutch transmission featuring manual and auto modes. Sitting on an aluminum-structured frame, the Z51 package includes a performance rear axle ratio and a mechanical limited-slip differential. Stopping power is provided by anti-lock and disc brakes on all four corners with black-painted brake calipers. Keeping the Corvette in line and planted to the ground is the FE1 Corvette suspension, all-speed traction control, and active handling stability control. Additional performance that also adds to the unmistakable rumble of the V8 is an aluminized stainless steel exhaust that exits via stainless tips. Last but not least, the oil life monitoring system allows you to keep vital signs in check.

Generating a stout 495-horsepower and 470 lb/ft of torque, the new Corvette Z51 tops out at 184 miles per hour. Even more, it can sprint from 0 to 60 in just 2.9 seconds and dominate the quarter-mile in a quick 11.2 seconds. Dyno testing actually shows that GM may have underrated the power input with some reading as high as 558-horsepower and 515 lb/ft of torque at the wheels.

Behind the doors of this Z51 'Vette are GT1 Competition seats with Mulan leather seating surfaces complete with perforated inserts. In front of the driver sits a leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping functionality. You favorite tunes can be bumped through a Bose 10-spark premium sound system. An 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen displays Chevrolet's latest infotainment systems along with a 12-inch cluster display that can be changed to any color your heart desires. Of course, the car is equipped with an HD rear-vision backup camera and keyless open and start.

If this stunning, powerful 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 is a dream car that seems unattainable with such a limited amount produced, be sure to check out the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) and make a donation to be entered into winning the high-performance Z51. To enter, click here and use promo code CHIP5 to receive 25-perfect more tickets as a bonus.

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