The car has latest model of the seventh generation. Mid-engine and rear-engine layouts had been considered, but the front-engine, rear-wheel drive platform was chosen to keep production costs lower. The mighty Corvette truly competes with the world’s greatest sports cars, no excuses required. The Chevy Corvette is an icon, America’s sports car for the past five decades.
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
As Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter sees it, the new Grand Sport is the purist’s Corvette. The Grand Sport accelerates to 60 mph from rest in 3.8 seconds, 0.1 second quicker than our top time for a 460-horse Stingray with the same seven-speed manual transmission, and through the quarter-mile in a blistering 12.2 seconds. A seven-speed manual is on hand for shifting duties, and an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is now available. Punch the throttle and your first thought is something like, Great holy balls of this thing is brutal. It might be difficult to get a hold of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette for a little while. The 2016 Corvette Stingray continues on with its solid-for-a-sports-car fuel economy, scoring 17 mpg city, 29 highway, 21 combined with the 7-speed manual; the paddle-shift 8-speed automatic is nearly as efficient, rated at 16/29/20 mpg according to GM.
Corvette has stood for American muscle, American sports car, and American super car. But when I took a seat in the 2015 Corvette Z06 on the first day of my week-long loan. I espied a few demons still squatting in the interior. Five dollars of foam padding would add five thousand dollars of luxury to the cockpit. The car’s body is also tops. This car was a blast to drive fast, it was blast to drive slow. A Stingray Convertible has also joined the seventh-generation fold, offering nearly identical performance thanks to a chassis design that included its eventual topless configuration from the start. Because the Corvette team never stops iterating, there were several changes for the 2016 model year. Despite huge power and impressive performance figures, the brawny engines and tall gears in the Corvette enable it to achieve up to 26 mpg on the highway. Few cars have such long histories or are as instantly recognizable in all their forms as the Corvette.
The Grand Sport was also available as both a coupe and convertible, though the coupe received. A few performance upgrades over the soft-top, including a dry-sump oil system when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, plus the upgraded brakes and flared fenders that both variants get. And the automatic soft-top arrangement, which will operate at speeds of up to 30 mph, is tight-fitting and doesn’t block too much visibility when it’s up.