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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  • guysmalley
    guysmalley 19 minutes ago

    All things considered doing a complete redesign of a iconic car they did a great job

  • Joe Magnets
    Joe Magnets 2 hours ago

    Hey Jay, does it make you proud that the 'list price' of the corvette is a LIE because you won't be able to buy it without all the options that will put it out of the reach of all but the RICH.

  • Matt Bershisnky
    Matt Bershisnky 4 hours ago

    A mid engined, double clutch, drop dead gorgeous... corvette? When I first saw this car I almost thought ferrari had built a new mid priced car. Europe is probably in shock, this thing can go 194 mph. Well done Chevy, American kids finally have a new bedroom wall poster car, and I have a new midlife crisis.

  • Jeff 1969
    Jeff 1969 4 hours ago +1

    LENO is great!..ultra famous and as humble, easy going and down to earth as any of us. GM dude is great marketing/sales and tech representative. Great video guys!... may be time to turn in my 18’ HOT WHEELS SS CAMARO ...umm?

  • Michael Coville
    Michael Coville 6 hours ago

    I'm also amazed that they are selling it for 60K rather than 120K. Just think, you can pull up beside a Ferrari, out run it, and then tell the guy, "I couldn't decide what color I liked best, so I bought four of them, and I still spent less than you did."

  • Ralph Smallblock
    Ralph Smallblock 6 hours ago

    New corvette sick✌️

  • Moto Guzzi
    Moto Guzzi 7 hours ago

    This dude reminds me of Clint Eastwood....just a little bit....LOL

  • j man
    j man 7 hours ago

    Didn't sound very nice 🤔

  • Fleck Smugbrother
    Fleck Smugbrother 8 hours ago

    This car will probably be a game changer...

  • MaSaGinNi KuNai
    MaSaGinNi KuNai 9 hours ago +1

    I didn't realize it's a 55 minutes long show. I watched every seconds of it.
    Normally I'd skip part of it or stopped in the middle if a show is this long, but I didn't.
    Great show!

  • PhilGeissler
    PhilGeissler 9 hours ago

    I love hearing Jay talk about cars!

  • SHOA
    SHOA 9 hours ago

    Corvette will always be a Chevrolet, rightly so.

  • Yup Got It
    Yup Got It 10 hours ago

    Love the car.
    Hate the color.

  • WesleyAPEX
    WesleyAPEX 11 hours ago +1

    Jay Leno always looks sleepy

  • Jeff Gille
    Jeff Gille 11 hours ago

    Tadge is awesome. So is the car. I remember reading about the new "mid engine Corvette" almost 40 years ago. And have been disappointed in every Corvette since. This is the first 'Vette since the C3 debuted to really capture the soul of the car, anew.
    But far and away the best thing about the 2020 is that it will absolutely crater the used supercar market. And I might finally be able to buy a used Ford GT. Watch and learn gwasshoppa, all those guys that paid 2 or 300 large for the GTs out there will probably park it next to their '90 ZR-1 King Of The Hill and quietly sob..
    Honestly, if Chevy can build a mid-engine supercar for 60k, why would I drop 70 for a GT350? Instead, Ford trots out an electric Mach-E and calls it a 'Stang. Yeah, the new Ford GT is super cool, but I think they crossed the line into "wow, it's waaay too good, and fast" and they left the fun at the starting line. Plus you really don't "own" a new Ford GT. Because if you can't sell it, it's not really yours....

  • BF 'BoutTime
    BF 'BoutTime 12 hours ago

    That car is amazing! Wish it was in my budget.

  • giannisgt28rs
    giannisgt28rs 18 hours ago

    they just turn the seats and lights

  • MrZ4X5C6V7
    MrZ4X5C6V7 21 hour ago

    A PANTHER is addicting. .Make a search for ''Panther' You will become addicted to it........or not

  • Will Roberts
    Will Roberts Day ago

    What idiot would oppose a mid engine? Idiots.

  • Brandon BillTheCat

    I can't wait to see how much it costs to replace the alt. belt. Once that car is off warranty it will cost a lot to maintain unless you buy the tools needed to drop the motor each time you want to change a belt. Unlike other mid-engine cars it doesn't have a access hatch for the front of the motor... Still hate the duel clutch transmissions. Oh well.

  • Geoff Kirkpatrick

    This is the only Corvette that doesn't scream "old guy in Hawaiian shirt." It's a full-on supercar, and looks the part, and it costs 20% more than my wife's minivan. Incredible.

  • linked up
    linked up Day ago

    Well Jay, it's a small wonder you made millions with your comedy, "If you bought a car without the clock option, you still got the clock with the numbers but the hands were missing... LOL

  • jason loader
    jason loader Day ago

    It’s extraordinary value but boy is it tacky - inside and out. What are the body panels made from? Looks like plastc

  • big Hurtt
    big Hurtt Day ago

    Jay is like me. Asks all the questions after he bought something...haha. just kidding. Love the thought that went into this revealed by this guy. Hes a wealth of vette knowledge obvious ly.. He did buy one right?

  • big Hurtt
    big Hurtt Day ago

    I learned that a square circle is a squircle. When I decide to get in shape.......

  • K
    K Day ago

    The inside is nice but the exterior is cookie cutter looking and those wheels look cheap

  • roadglidered
    roadglidered Day ago

    Finally an engineer that is in sync with what his product is. At the end he Finally give up weigh Jay talking about the "pre-production" power loss :)

  • roadglidered
    roadglidered Day ago

    This car is AWESOME

  • roadglidered
    roadglidered Day ago

    It would be a slap-me shame for that car to go to the crusher.

  • Fitness Guru
    Fitness Guru Day ago

    i don't see the big deal with the starting price point. Just put the engine the back,,,it's not that hard

    I can already see me in the service department telling them the fan in the side scoop behind the door isn't working. Why do I see that happening???

  • roadglidered
    roadglidered Day ago

    I double dog dare you to get one of these for 60K

  • Saket Sharma
    Saket Sharma Day ago

    They lose 20k$ per car that sells. Actually costs them about 80k.

  • Joe
    Joe Day ago

    Doug Demuro is gonna love that they decided to be the one to ditch blank switches and unused buttons and just show what you have. Honestly, that's such a testament to the attention to detail on this car.

  • Don Murphy
    Don Murphy Day ago

    I have driven lots of Italian supercars, I can't afford them and I know what they cost to run, way out of my price range but this Corvette gives me hope. It is the first Corvette that I can honestly say I would love to own in the last 52 years! Definitely, do not make a Corvette SUV! This is what Corvette should have been 30 years ago! I love it.

  • JayR PTG
    JayR PTG Day ago

    If your looking to purchase this car in NY, I have them. Approval and delivery in 48hrs. Get in contact with me ASAP!

  • mines2680
    mines2680 Day ago

    I think they should sell both. Honestly the last few generations of this car look better than this car by a long shot. This car looks generic. Some people care more about the look vs what it can do. This doesn't look like a Corvette

  • tiktok toyatoya
    tiktok toyatoya 2 days ago

    0-60 is not all motherfuckers

  • Christopher Ray
    Christopher Ray 2 days ago

    Did jay really say P-38 mustang?!

  • iceman5815
    iceman5815 2 days ago

    60k will never happen.

  • servicarrider
    servicarrider 2 days ago

    Jay, you absolutely have to ride the new Indian Challenger.

  • NATO_ Agent
    NATO_ Agent 2 days ago

    Huh. I kinda hated this Vette but it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it was gonna be.

  • Josh Moeller
    Josh Moeller 2 days ago

    God, this thing is awesome. Especially for the price. 🇺🇸

  • Foreign Made It
    Foreign Made It 2 days ago

    this is not the official engine smh.

  • daniel ayin
    daniel ayin 2 days ago

    cant see the engine, bad show jay!!!

  • Braden Bell
    Braden Bell 2 days ago

    I’d be really curious to see how a AWD configuration would perform

  • Pacero
    Pacero 2 days ago

    Does the >Gov knows which speed You are driving on the GPS system? If not the >Gov, whom does? What`s the speed of it, anyway? 204?

  • Pacero
    Pacero 2 days ago

    I love the rear window joke.

  • Mr Marine
    Mr Marine 2 days ago

    helping men compensate (that have too) since 1953.

  • Don Rico
    Don Rico 2 days ago

    That car 🤤

  • Mr Monaco
    Mr Monaco 2 days ago

    Sounds good looks good possibly the greatest car they have ever made up to date

  • Marcus Vitone
    Marcus Vitone 2 days ago

    Is there anything sadder than to learn this car will eventually be "disposed of"?

  • j Smith
    j Smith 2 days ago

    Changing my life. Not for family legacy love. But for this vette 😂

  • Joseph Kool
    Joseph Kool 2 days ago

    P38 Mustang? Jay's cool I know what he meant

  • PhaktTheIsolationist

    Just when you expect Jerry to call a £125,000 car reasonable, then he drops the bomb that that thing is $60,000.
    Unreal. Respect to Corvette.

  • Brae Hulery
    Brae Hulery 3 days ago

    Reno Chevrolet is Changing me an extra 10k... so no they’re changing what ever they want...

  • Joe Black
    Joe Black 3 days ago +2

    Can’t believe those others drivers didn’t honk and say hi.

  • Joe Black
    Joe Black 3 days ago

    I am so tempted to get me one.

  • u tuber
    u tuber 3 days ago

    Hey I need engine work done on mine cue the horror music!! You would never be able to get in there!!!! I still would buy one though🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Joe Black
    Joe Black 3 days ago

    Cool hair style J

  • Jeremy Unck
    Jeremy Unck 3 days ago

    i like it but the only thing i'm not sold on is the side profile, the back seems kinda big and the transition from front to back isn't super elegant. I'm sure they'll adjust it in later models though, I like the idea of an affordable mid engine