The Corvette was made for outstanding performance. From the driver-oriented Stingray to the world-class Z06, the Corvette’s lightweight aluminum space frame is packed with a 6.2L V8 engine. The engine is paired with a standard seven-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed paddle-shift, so you can choose between the precision of choosing your own gear or the smooth control of an automatic. Don’t worry about track day, because the paddle-shift transmission offers a manual mode as well, where you can shift gears at will using the two steering wheel-mounted shifters. The 2017 Corvette also features five distinct drive modes which electronically calibrate up to 12 performance variables. You can customize your drive to fit whatever kind of road you’re about to dominate.
The Stingray combines proven racing technology with sculpted, precise design. Every element of the Corvette serves a purpose. The light, stiff space frame offers optimal 50-50 weight distribution and impressive power-to-weight ratio. The LT1 6.2L V8 engine produces up to 460 horsepower and shoots from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds. The electric power steering helps eliminate road shake and enhances overall responsiveness, while Magnetic Ride Technology reads the road to create perfect traction and enhance your control. The standard BREMBO brakes give you confident stopping power as well, so you remain in total control of your driving experience.
The Grand Sport is a reminiscence of classic Corvette racers. This model is based off the iconic original 1963 model, now with the power of the modern LT1 6.2L engine and the lightweight, race-bred chassis. The Grand Sport is slightly wider than the Stingray, built with sophisticated aerodynamics. It offers wider fenders to accommodate wider wheels and tires for confident, aggressive stance and grip. Coupled with dynamic downforce, new cooling elements, and fender inserts that optimize airflow, the 2017 Grand Sport is ready to race.
The Z06 was developed in tandem with the C7.R racecar. As such, they share a handful of features and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies, and aerodynamics. The Z06 shares a carbon-fiber roof and hood, dry-sump oil system, titanium intake valves, and adjustable rear spoiler wickerbill with the racecar, among other things. It’s also 80mm wider than the Stingray model to push the envelope of performance. It’s the first 650-horsepower supercar available in both coupe and convertible configuration, and available with automatic or manual transmission. The rigid aluminum frame structure is designed to reduce drag and keep the Corvette firmly planted on the road for total control.