Sports cars just don't get much more awesome than the new Corvettes. They have supercar class performance and looks, advanced features, are comfortable, easy to drive, and have been praised for the quality of their new, high-tech interiors. They are frequently called the world's best sports-car bargain. There is more to this car than can be covered in a brief description, and they really need to be experienced first-hand to be fully appreciated. So, read through the basics, check out the pictures, then come on down to experience this Corvette.
Presented in Red and Black, this Stingray Z51 came equipped with the 2LT trim package but was immediately upgraded with some killer Z06 aero. The front grill, lip spoiler and side skirts were added on, and along with some of the original body colored aero, were painted black. The look is awesome, almost sinister. When you roll down the street, or into a parking lot, this car turns heads. Everyone knows what it is, and they know what it represents. World class American engineering and success on full display. Up front, the blacked-out grill and aero looks ready to swallow up whatever gets in its way. But it won't get scratched doing it because there is a clear bra protecting the Red on the front fenders, bumper, and lower portion of the hood. The black aero, trim, and hood treatment is complimented by a 20% tint on the windows that really adds to the effect, and the shine of the paint is matched by the shine of those chrome alloy wheels.
Open the door and get ready to experience a sleek leather interior built with a quality of workmanship you would expect to find in limited production cars from Italy or England, not a production car from America. Then pack that interior full of cutting edge cabin technology like a heads-up display, an 8-inch color driver information display, a central touchscreen with MyLink infotainment interface, OnStar with data connection and WiFi hotspot capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and cameras front and rear to assist in parking. There are also comfort and convenience features like a leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel, a dual-zone climate control system, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a state of the art Bose sound system with dual subwoofers, heated and ventilated seats with position memory settings, keyless ignition and entry, power windows, locks, cruise and more. And let's not forget about the safety built into this car like the air bags and other structural designs which are in addition to the active safety provided by an alert driver operating a capable car.
Nobody is underestimating the capabilities of this car. Part of the fun is that it starts with a classic, all American V8 pumping 460 horsepower out of 6.2 Liters. That power is sent back to the 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that was ordered with this car. Would it be ridiculous, or important, to mention here that it does that with EPA rated fuel mileage figures of 29 highway and 17 city? Pretty amazing. But back to the fun stuff. Huge Brembo brakes with slotted rotors can haul this car down from speed repeatedly, all day, without fading. The suspension is a race developed and tested system of short/long arms working through lightweight transverse leaf springs with specially tuned shocks that provide the seemingly impossible combination of stunning race car performance along with road car manners. Traction control and electronic stability control work through 285/30/ZR20 rubber in the back and 245/35/ZR19 in the front to help a driver look good on track, but also stay safe on the road.
Awesome V8 power. Racetrack ready yet comfortable on the highway. You need to experience this car to fully appreciate it. Come down and check it out. You may decide you want that experience waiting for you in your garage.