Chevrolet presented a new mid-engine Corvette Stingray to the MVP after the Washington Nationals took baseball’s World Series title for the first time in franchise history.
In contrast to the Chevy Silverado pickup trucks given to the World Series’ Most Valuable Player in recent years, this year the lucky MVP gets the all-new Corvette, which isn’t even out to the public yet.
World Series MVP pitcher Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals celebrated a decisive 6–2 victory in Game 7 in Houston, the first win for the Nationals and the first time since 1924 a team from our nation’s capital took the World Series.
The 2020 mid-engine Chevy Corvette, one of the most eagerly anticipated cars in a generation, is slated to go on sale in the first quarter of 2020.
For so long, a mid-engine Corvette was merely a pipe dream. It’s been something that many of us have waited for, for decades—and now the World Series MVP, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, is going home with a 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 after an impressive performance in the seven-game contest between the Houston Astros and the Nationals. The base Corvette Stingray starts at $59,995 and brings 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, making it a bargain relative to cars with similar specs. The new Corvette comes with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, a Corvette first and the sole transmission available. The MVP’s bright-red new ride was rolled out onto the field in Houston as part of the award ceremonies accompanying the victory. Chevrolet notes that the car we see in these photos is “representative of” the Vette that Strasburg will eventually receive; the 2020 Corvette C8 is not yet in production, so the MVP will get his car in early 2020. This is the 14th season that Chevy has awarded the MVP a new vehicle, with winners from 2018 and 2017 receiving Chevy Silverados and the winner three years ago, Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs, going home with a 2017 Camaro SS 50th-anniversary special edition. Zobrist later told the Chicago Sun-Times that he refuses to disclose the location of that Camaro, saying, “I don’t want anybody trying to break in anywhere.”
Source: Colin Beresford