2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, 2020 Subaru WRX

Episode 161 · March 1st, 2020 · 39 mins 42 secs

About this Episode

The moment thousands of enthusiasts have been waiting for is here: Benjamin and Sami get a chance to drive the redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Corvette on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the track at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. Does the mid-engine C8 have what it takes to take the C7's place in Benjamin's heart? Can Sami handle the indignity of Benjamin forcing him to drive with the top off in the rain?

The pair also discuss the 2020 Subaru WRX, and try to decide just where this somewhat older high performance sedan fits in the world of compact turbocharged rockets.

Episode Links

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette First Drive — Years from now, automotive enthusiasts look back on the 2020 model year as the chronological cut-line dividing two very different schools of sports car philosophy. On one side, receding ever more rapidly into the distance, are the champions of driver involvement, visceral sensation, and the ability to occasionally colour outside the lines by way of great big streaks of black rubber. On the other lies the current zeitgeist of carefully curated speed experiences engineered primarily to produce impressive on-paper numbers coupled with squeaky-clean asphalt performance.
  • Code 45 - Benjamin's graphic novel! — The Kickstarter campaign for Benjamin's graphic novel, Code 45, starts March 3! Click the link to find out more.