First Drive of 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 - Jay Leno’s Garage

  • Published on Nov 18, 2019
  • Jay gets an exclusive first drive of the highly anticipated 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.
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  • CVetteMan1111
    CVetteMan1111 22 minutes ago

    From 1963-1967 Corvettes never sounded better. Mid year and 68-69 (spectacular.) After that, not until the C5R came out. Their street cars for the last 25-30 years have sounded terrible in comparison to numerous other sport and super cars. Great to see they've made the leap to mid engine design finally, and they can continue to build and tweak on that. But, their next overall leap should be focused on SOUND. There is an art to sexy sound as much as there is to designing something that looks sexy. Get to work and make this mid engine sound as good as I think it will look a few years on after refining the design.

  • Rogelio Corona
    Rogelio Corona 46 minutes ago

    No engine bay shots ?!!!! I waited lol

  • emmanuel dukes
    emmanuel dukes Hour ago

    Chevy dropped a lot of different models and I’m glad they did this car is must

  • abcdLeeXY
    abcdLeeXY 3 hours ago

    praying for some decent reliability and solid interior quality

  • FlattopTiki
    FlattopTiki 3 hours ago

    Dang it, Jay! "P-38 Mustang"? So close haha!

  • harley62t
    harley62t 4 hours ago

    I thought I heard the engine diesel when he shut the car off at 22:08!!

  • Jusayin
    Jusayin 6 hours ago

    Okay, I'm sold. Now I just have to sell my snare drum collection, hit my 401k and sell my wife's BMW.
    Looks like I won't be getting one this Christmas.....or...ever.

  • Dee Ice
    Dee Ice 8 hours ago

    I like the c7 better. This one is good tho

  • rsoito74
    rsoito74 9 hours ago

    I watch all your reviews because I know you're a genuin car guy... Once again awesome job loveing the new Corvette

  • Ravex24
    Ravex24 9 hours ago

    14:14 P-38 Lightning was the aircraft. P-38 Mustang isn't a thing. Earl went and saw the P-38 Lightning and drew inspiration.

  • Super Fun Time
    Super Fun Time 9 hours ago


  • twintriode
    twintriode 10 hours ago

    denim horror.

  • sky ryder
    sky ryder 10 hours ago


  • John Pick
    John Pick 11 hours ago +1

    An amazing car for an extrodinary price !

  • Jerry McGhoulBerry
    Jerry McGhoulBerry 13 hours ago

    Is anyone else gettin a lambo vibe from the body?

  • Vertro Media
    Vertro Media 13 hours ago

    I know the boomers are so upset about this lol

  • deer hunter
    deer hunter 15 hours ago

    good for you Chevy

  • datsuntoyy
    datsuntoyy 20 hours ago

    It's been reported that it costs $10k more than to build one than GM sells one for. I was lucky enough to see a bunch of C7's at a hotel about 4 months before they went on sale. It was near the GM proving grounds.

  • Where’s Christopher
    Where’s Christopher 20 hours ago

    They should be wearing New balance shoes and ugly shirts.

  • Kevin Pecunia
    Kevin Pecunia 22 hours ago

    It’s a P-51 Mustang, not a P-38 Mustang. The P-38 was a twin tail boom WWII Fighter/Attack platform.

  • Mihad Does Stuff
    Mihad Does Stuff 23 hours ago

    It's an attractive car but it'll never match the likes of the NSX or Italian sports cars.

  • Del Johnke
    Del Johnke Day ago

    If you want to head to the dragstrip for the weekend, will the C8 cut a great light & run consistent? Del Johnke

  • charles Dockery-Diaz

    Mr. Leno and team,
    I have to give you all a big thank you! Although, I may never be able to own any of the cars you feature due to making the hard sacrifices (lol....okay, not owning one of the incredible cars on your show to put my kids first as much as I can is not a “hard sacrifice”) allows me to live vicariously through you and your teams video’s . It makes me feel like I am almost part of the show and that I own the car for myself. Again, thank you all for the great work. New fan / subscriber.

  • White Noise
    White Noise Day ago

    Why didn't they have this broken in before bringing it on the show?
    Jay looks completely uninterested.

  • richard carr
    richard carr Day ago

    l hope this is fixed cheaper than the italian exotics !! l think there will alot of people who buy just because of that ,imagine taking your mid engine sports car to the chevy dealership to get fixed ??

  • richard carr
    richard carr Day ago

    VETTES ARE ALWAYS to take a drive in but since l saw Cannonball Run ,Magnum PI ,etc as a kid with mid engine exotic cars l was hooked and NOW CORVETTE is one too !! l love it .So JAY what color are you going to order??

  • J R
    J R Day ago

    This thing is unsafe at any speed.... :o)

  • 1423 171
    1423 171 Day ago

    Optioned how I would want it with all the cool exterior bits is $74K that's Z51 with the mag suspension and the high spoiler, trident wheels. carbon fiber ground effects Elkhart Blue, with fender hashes and the racing stripes.

  • Terrell Spivey
    Terrell Spivey Day ago

    Anyone wanna buy one for me!? Lol

  • Kasandra Mann
    Kasandra Mann Day ago

    dear Corvette if u are going to crush it i can give it a nice home just saying lol

  • Tom Searan
    Tom Searan Day ago

    I used to want a new corvette. I'll stick with 2019 and older

  • Mike Zurawski
    Mike Zurawski Day ago

    Yet another Boomer flop. Sad.

  • David Phillips
    David Phillips Day ago

    Brilliant move by Corvette. My 40 Something age group now has an american car to be excited about, right when we can drop some coin on a car for fun. Perfect car and timing for the Gen X'r that outgrew silly Honda Civic's but cant afford a Ferrari or Lambo.

  • Mark Burch
    Mark Burch Day ago +1

    It's like the ugly baby. No one wants to say it. Ok I will. It's ugly.

  • Juan Macias
    Juan Macias Day ago +1

    Sadly, the Corvette look pathetic. I should have bought the 2019 model.

    • Juan Macias
      Juan Macias Day ago

      @J F I'll take a look, being looking at the Lexus LC500.

    • J F
      J F Day ago +1

      Juan Macias you still can man, and right now it’s the best time to buy a 2019 model, because they are dropping the prices beetween 10 and 12 grand for the c7 models

  • sportscarnut
    sportscarnut 2 days ago

    Superb presentation! Tadge Juechter is a class act! A gentleman and the ultimate sports car development engineer.

  • Bloozegirl Hansen
    Bloozegirl Hansen 2 days ago

    Could I have that car please? I'll be ok with that colour. Smiles naively.

  • Kelly Augustine
    Kelly Augustine 2 days ago

    The dealership gouging sh*t needs to stop. I wish the Big 3 motherships would step in and stop the stealerships from marking up cars. I would pay MSRP for this Vette...but not an additional $5000 or more just because the stealerships think they can get away with that. I truly wish Tesla's sales model becomes the standard and you can buy direct from the mothership and dealerships become used car lots and service centers only.

  • Kelly Augustine
    Kelly Augustine 2 days ago

    I'm a lifelong mustang fan...but I really like this version of the Vette. Well done Chevy!!

  • 246spyder
    246spyder 2 days ago

    There is no way that gm is making any money on a 60k Vette. That's saying that it is a 48k dealer cost. That is with no options, base car. They will make it hard to get, dealers will add a lot of 15% mark up options on their floorplan cars, their bread and butter cars. I would love to see the Monroney sticker (MSRP) on a base-model vs dealer markup.

  • Steve Gardner
    Steve Gardner 2 days ago

    Hey Jay, tell us about how the power is limited because it's a pre-production model :)

  • Vignesh Bhaskaran
    Vignesh Bhaskaran 2 days ago

    I don’t know why I dismissed this car. Maybe with the looks from the front or maybe because I just assumed it would cost an astronomical amount more than the c7. Haven’t been more wrong about a product in a long time

  • JustAnotherCarGuy
    JustAnotherCarGuy 2 days ago

    Feel like the wheels need to be bigger and deeper..

  • Kevin Fetner
    Kevin Fetner 2 days ago

    Jesus....they FINALLY got this car right....mid engine and technology at a decent price.

  • brian groom
    brian groom 2 days ago

    I wonder if they will make a standard in the new vett

  • bravofighter
    bravofighter 2 days ago

    This is the most enjoyable car review I’ve seen in some time. I’m surprised at how relaxed the company man and Jay are with each other, it really makes this quite wonderful. I don’t feel like we’re just being fed horse-hockey here, and he’s been very frank and clear about where past shortfalls were on the platform.

  • Kristi Dunn
    Kristi Dunn 2 days ago

    i'm stunned by it
    that's what i love about it

  • Mika Abdy
    Mika Abdy 2 days ago

    Он уже в продаже? И он его естественно купил.или предзаказ?)) В любом случае Джей красавчик,как автолюбитель и коллекционер

  • Steven Ethan
    Steven Ethan 3 days ago +1

    Sixty thousand dollar? Or did I heard wrong?
    Damn that's affordable

    • Tom S
      Tom S Day ago

      Base model, my most will be 80k. Which is still cheap

  • Ahmad Tariq
    Ahmad Tariq 3 days ago

    i wish it was 75k to filter out ricers ..... now it’s a poor man’s ferrari

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 days ago +1

    So the convertible has more headroom then the coupe? Because thats my only complaint about my 2019 C7 Stingray, is headroom.
    PS: It looks like it has so much headroom. I think Jay is like 6 foot plus tall. So they sold me on headroom. Im going to trade mine in on this because of headroom. Seriously. Thats my only thing i hate on mine, is headroom sucks. So it looks like they heard people complain about it also and fixed it. ✌️

  • Rael A.R.
    Rael A.R. 3 days ago

    Love it! I’m definitely buying one

  • William Hardes
    William Hardes 3 days ago

    yeah, it looks to much like a Lamborghini!

  • William Hardes
    William Hardes 3 days ago

    big ford fan but this is an amazing piece of kit. wouldn't own one!
    a C1 with a big Gen 5 LS in the front then maybe? lol

  • just some minced garlic

    Officially put my deposit in and can't wait to take delivery.

    • just some minced garlic
      just some minced garlic Day ago

      @Tom S minimum deposit is like $500 too. Get a job.

    • just some minced garlic
      just some minced garlic Day ago

      @Tom S if you had $10,000 then you could place a deposit too. 😮 It's nothing like lambo money.

    • Tom S
      Tom S Day ago

      Sure you did, I have 10 Lamborghinis too.

  • lionjklwlf
    lionjklwlf 3 days ago

    Bravo Chevy!

  • M Hewitt
    M Hewitt 3 days ago

    this guy is .............................a well oiled machine; presentation as good as it gets!

  • Roger Gray
    Roger Gray 3 days ago +1

    I have just one question ... it's a question I've asked the people that should have the answer, before on other cars, but sadly they did not know. As a pilot I accept wind speed as a normal part of every day operation. Mentioned in this video, the top can be exercised as long as the car is not exceeding 30 mph. Has Chevrolet factored in any amount of a headwind when arriving at this number ? ( example .. if I'm driving 30 mph while also facing into a headwind of 30 mph, the wind force on the top would be 60 mph. ) I really want to know, have the engineers taken this into account ? ( maybe stating 30 mph even though they know it's good for say 70 mph, or is there a comment in owners manual warning not to use in strong winds etc.. ) When my convertible is delivered I will do the top while stopped .. it's just how I am .. but would love to know just the same. Would be great if the people at Corvette could be asked and their answer posted here. Thanks Jay ... PS also interested in knowing if they have any consideration for a twisting moment due to a crosswind factor ?

  • Sarcastic Prick
    Sarcastic Prick 3 days ago

    Not going to mention the door handles?

  • gothops154
    gothops154 3 days ago

    $60,000 is pretty false. If you want any of the niceties, like the front end lift, you’ll have to sprung for the LT3 for $80,000. They don’t even offer these options on the LT1