The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a two-seat sports car that is targeted towards those who are looking for advanced technology and awe-inspiring performance. Chevrolet first introduced their legendary Corvette back in 1953. Since then, the Corvette has seen seven different generations with the latest one been released with the model of 2014.
To really appreciate just how Chevrolet has upped its game with its new Corvette Stingray, you really must experience the car. It’s just standing outside enough for a normal person to see that the overall performance that the vehicle has increased by a couple of levels. As you climb inside, it clearer that the car is on an entirely new level than it was before. However, driving the car and experiencing how powerful and smooth it is can convince almost anyone.
Trims and Pricing
Corvette Stingray Corvette Stingray comes in two major trim levels: base and Z51. Within each trim are three sub-trims, 1LT, 2LT 3LT, and 2LT. The base 1LT models include an impressive range of standard features like headlights with xenon bulbs, heated side mirrors 18-inch front wheels 19-inch rear wheels, dual zone climate control, a removable roof panel keyless ignition and entry cruise control, power-adjustable seating, leather upholstery, OnStar and a power-adjustable steering wheel, eight-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, MyLink electronic interface, rearview camera and an Bose sound system featuring nine speakers, an auxiliary input connector two connectors for USB and satellite radio, and the SD card reader. The Z51 LT1 is an upgrade to the standard equipment by adding performance suspension tuning 19-inch front wheels 20-inch rear wheels performance brakes with revised transmission gearing and aero trim pieces for the exterior and a rear differential with electronic limited slip and a rear differential cooler with dry sump oiling. The 2LT models in both versions 2LT include auto dimming mirrors as well as a head-up display. audio system that has 10 speakers as well as driver memory settings, cargo shade heated and ventilated seats and the ability to have adjustable seat lumbar support. 3LT models have the identical features as the 2LT with navigation, along with enhanced leather upholstery. The stand-alone option for all models include competition-style seats, an exhaust system with dual modes as well as the choice of exposed or painted carbon fiber roof. Z51 models are available with adaptive dampers for suspension that come with a new technology for traction control. An Corvette Stingray comes with a manufacturer invoice of around $58,000 for the basic model and an MSRP of around 65,000. Its Z51 trim level adds around $4,000 to the MSRP. Be aware that as a member are able to go to your certified dealer and go through the typical vehicle shopping process, and getting the price you want, which will save you money.
Engine and Performance
Corvette Stingray Corvette Stingray is powered by an 6.2-liter V8 engine that pumps forth 455 horses and 460 pounds-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is common. The dual-mode exhaust option can boost the power output up to 465 hp and 460 lbs of torque. There are a variety of transmissions available, including seven-speed manual as well as an automatic with six speeds. In terms of fuel efficiency, Chevrolet pulls out all the stops using variable valve timing as well as direct fuel injection and even deactivating the cylinders in order to create an engine is more efficient in fuel usage. This results in an estimated EPA 17 mpg in urban area, 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 mpg when combined using manually-operated transmissions. The automatic transmission increases these figures to 16 mpg in the city as well as 28 mpg on the highway. 20 combined.