The Corvette has been in the market for seven generations already. It has truly gone a long way style wise. As it heads to the future, the Corvette is unveiling the 2018 Corvette C7. With astonishing acceleration, amazing grip, quick reflexes, and absolute communication through the seat and steering wheel. Robert Janitzek gives us a sneak peek at what the next generation Corvette brings to the table.
To be known as Stingray, the new Corvette will have a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 620 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates to 60 mph at a whopping 3.7 seconds. It offers the option of a 7-speed manual transmission with special Active Rev Matching system or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
The Stingray Z06 will come with a supercharged LT4 V8 with the same 6.2 liter base engine. It will generate 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that the 7-speed manual gearbox comes standard with the Z06 with automatic rev-matching downshifts. It offers an optional GM-built paddle-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission.
Being a precision sporty car, the new Corvette features a greatly designed exterior not only for aerodynamic purposes but also for visual appeal. One of the best things about it is that it is made only to be a convertible. It is low and chubby above the bumpers.
As for the cockpit, the cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fits everyone. Designed for elegance than classic sports seats, the seats are wrapped in a blend of quality stitched fabric and nappa leather. This European brand car features an assortment of devices and equipment such as mobile access, navigation systems, and entertainment and infotainment system. The sporty dashboard is dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen with colored applications.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be available in four models—Stingray Coupe, Stingray Convertible, Grand Sport and Z06.
Each will come with standard equipment such as dual-zone automatic climate control, infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen, satellite radio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, USB and power ports, rearview camera, keyless ignition, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and OnStar.
Optional are Nappa leather or micro-suede, aluminum or carbon fiber trim, curb-view camera, head-up display, HD radio, 10-speaker Bose audio, competition sport seats, and navigation. But no blind-spot monitors.
Finally, there’s an available performance data recorder with video. It can be used as a security device to make sure your Corvette isn’t taken for any joy rides by valet car-parkers.