Posts Tagged ‘2021 Corvette’

2022 Chevy Corvette C8 Gets Some Sporty Improvements

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

 

General Motors subsidiary Chevrolet recently brought on a small selection of new color options for their 2022 C8 Corvette Stingray and is even offering a  limited appearance package based on the 2021 IMSA GTLM champion C8.R race car. The company also enhanced the sporty vehicle’s fuel and engine management interworks, however, this doesn’t mean that the C8 is going to muster up any more power than it already has. On top of this, its starting price has been heightened to $62,195, (plus destination fee), which is over $1000 more than the 2021 model year.

The upcoming Corvette’s engine is a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT2 V-8, which is geared with a new fuel pump and fuel injections that gives way for running higher fuel pressures. The output remains the same at 490 horsepower (really 495 if you have the performance exhaust) with 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s geared with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In Car and Drivers testing, the Stingray got up to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and zoomed through the quarter-mile at 122 mph in 11.2 seconds. The more advanced Active Fuel Management system makes it possible for the cylinder deactivation to be able to perform at lower speeds, however, estimates regarding the fuel economy have not yet been released.

Limited to just 1000 cars is the new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package. Its starting price is $6595 and is available on 3LT models fixed with the Z51 Performance package. It also has two available colors, which are Accelerate Yellow w/ gray accents or Hypersonic Gray w/ yellow accents. Finished in the Carbon Flash color are the spoilers and mirror, while the wheels are painted black w/ the brand’s Racing “Jake” skull emblem on the center caps and yellow brakes.

These special-edition models have an exclusive Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray interior with GT2 buckets seats paired with yellow seat belts. One can also select the special Competition seats, and there is even a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque that you’ll find between the chairs. They are accompanied by a distinctive car cover that mirrors the style of the Corvette C8. race car.

What’s more, Corvette cars that aren’t geared with the track-equipped Z51 package are now available to order with a new low rear spoiler, along with a Z51 front splitter.

Excitingly enough, the C8.R race car was revealed for the first time at Detroit’s Belle Isle on Saturday, June 12. Eager Chevy enthusiasts of the upcoming C8 Stingray, as well as the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package, can place their order on July 1st.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

When the time comes to purchase your new 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand that range in a variety of different styles and prices. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Chevy Corvette Commands Authority With High Market Share During Q1 2021

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

 

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette has experienced incredible highs in the United States and in Mexico during the first sales quarter of 2021. 

Chevrolet Corvette Sales – Q1 2021 – United States

In North America, deliveries for the Chevrolet Corvette summed up to 6,611 units in Q1 2021, which is about a 73 percent increase as opposed to the 3,820 units sold in Q1 2020.

Chevrolet Corvette Sales – Q1 2021 – Mexico

In Mexico, the deliveries for the Corvette model consisted of 36 units in Q 2021, which means there was a growth of about 140 percent as opposed to 15 units sold in Q1 2020.

Chevrolet Corvette Sales – Q1 2021 – Canada

In Canada, however, the Vette did experience a slight decrease in sales, as its deliveries amounted to 281 units in Q1 2021, which brought its numbers down to about 2 percent as opposed to 288 units sold in Q1 2020.

Competition Sales Comparison (USA)

The significant increase in the Chevrolet Corvette’s North American sales during the Q1 2021 prompted the iconic sports car to maintain its position as the best-selling model in its segment. Essentially, the famous Stingray outpaced all of its other competitors in the sales race, including that of the Porsche 911, Porsche 718, Mercedes-AMG GT, Mercedes-Benz SL, Mercedes-Benz SLC, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Ford GT, Acura NSX, and BMW i8.

Sales Numbers – Premium Sports Cars – Q1 2021 – USA

The Corvette’s impressive numbers signify a considerable improvement over figures that were similarly admirable in Q3 2020 in addition to Q4 2020. Throughout these quarters, the 8th-gen model made up over 50 percent of shares for its segment. It’s worth noting, however, that most candidates are much pricier than the Corvette and therefore, it’s less likely this will contribute to the lower volume of buyers.

The Chevy Corvette was able to increase its segment shares up to 51 percent opposed to 43 percent in 2020. Coming in second, is the highly popular and big-time rival, Porsche 911; This car comprised about a third of the Corvettes sales with 22 percent segment share, which is a decrease of 29 percent in the quarter a year ago. Then, Porsche’s 718 line, encompassing the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster, came up third with a 12 percent segment share, with an increase of 4 percent from a year ago. The remaining contenders like the Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Ford GT, Acura NSX, and BMW i8, all saw an increase of 1 percent or less in their segment share.

The segment for luxury sport vehicles increased an average of about 44 percent to 12,876 units in Q1 2021, which means that Corvette sales outsold the segment nearly two-fold.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Corvette is an incredible vehicle that rocks an incredible design and provides a ride that only one can dream of…or simply make a purchase at our dealership, Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We have a wide selection of Chevrolet models like the Corvette, at a variety of different styles and prices.

This supercar is just one click away. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Hybrid Corvette C8 Is Rumored To Be Named The E-Ray

Monday, March 8th, 2021

 

Just when you thought the legendary Chevrolet C8 Corvette couldn’t wow us any more than it already has, the company surprises us with a hybrid variant.

The American automaker proves itself to be a powerhouse once again, as they plan on putting to use the name “E-Ray”, as claimed in a report from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The parent company, General Motors (GM) already trademarked this name about six years ago, so perhaps this new electric venture has been in the works for quite some time. Reports also say that not only will the name be used for the first hybrid Corvette model, but the sports car could make its grand entrance into the 2023 lineup.

According to the website, The Trade Group, the E-Ray will make its appearance in two model years, in the same place where the spot was initially saved for the Grand Sport trim package in previous generations of the Vette’. The new hybrid will be energized by the 6.2-liter LT2 V8, the same engine that was on the base Stingray model, also encompassing two electric motors, which will both be fixed on the front axle. The new engine will certainly be more impressive than the regular gasoline-powered motor, but it will provide that final wow factor due to its significant upsurge in power from 490 horses and 465 ft-lbs of torque to a facelifting 600 horses and 500 ft-lbs of torque. 

The report from SAE’s also brings attention to the fact the center tunnel on the mixed-material chassis seems to have an extensive amount of space for one of the automaker’s Ultium battery packs, while the front of the Corvette has space for two electric motors. The suggestion is that there will be two potential disadvantages to the hybrid powertrain with one being the adding of weight and the other the loss of cargo space in the front truck. Nevertheless, it is estimated that the variant will have a starting pricing for around $100,000, (plus destination fee).

Only loyal Chevrolet fans would know that this isn’t exactly the first time we’ve heard rumors of an eco-friendly Corvette, however, it’s important to note that the company hasn’t exactly confirmed…or denied that they are going through with the moniker. A representative from the automaker told Robb Report said, “We’re not going to engage in rumor and speculation.”

Despite GM playing coy, there has been more fuel added to the fire of the E-Ray rumors less than a month after the company announced their plans for electrifying their Corvette. Toward the end of January, the automaker revealed its plan to begin switching out internal combustion engines and its effort to eventually only sell battery-operated vehicles by the year 2035. Theoretically, the E-Ray still has an internal combustion engine, but it is a very important step on the journey to transition to an all-electric C8. 

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Whether your Corvette is electric, hybrid, or gasoline-powered, Miami Lakes Automall will have your back in providing these high-ranking vehicles, as well as many other cars from the brand.

Those who are interested in the Corvette or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Designers Show Off Their Unofficial Split-Window Design For The Corvette C8

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

 

Chevrolet Designers Seem Split On Their Unofficial Window Design

Chevrolet’s Corvette sports car had quite an incredible career in the automotive market spanning more than 60 years. Since its debut, it’s been considered one of the preferred cars by adrenaline enthusiasts, more particularly with the automaker’s Corvette Sting Ray, which was famous for its 1963 split-window. Designers of General Motors (GM) were close to bringing back this classic style element onto the mid-engine C8 Corvette but pulled back from the idea. However, it appears that the creators have had a change of heart, more particularly Rain Prisk, by attempting to tack on a split-window design to the mid-engine Corvette.

This restyling includes modifying the C8’s engine hatch, or rather completely getting rid of it. Alternatively, the roofline is now extended right to the rear end, highlighting the coupe-like style. It makes the Corvette look a bit more curvaceous, even comparable to a Bugatti from the rear-three-quarter angle. The longer roof also alters the car’s B-pillar layout, substituting the small piece of triangular trim with a couple of intake embellishments. The stretched roof is highlighted with a glossed spine curving from the roof to the letter “Corvette” at the rear, separating the rear window and reinstating an icon.

The C8’s rear is a bit more refined in the rendering as opposed to the production car Chevrolet on the market, however, it misses out on the high-mount brake light midway. On the other hand, that could be added somewhere else. When GM was constructing the new C8, it made attempts to include the split-window design. Still, according to Chevrolet Performance Exterior Design Director, Tom Peters, these efforts “came across as focused”. The company’s artists couldn’t figure out how to get the split-window design to flow well with the rest of the car’s sharp-edged set-up.

On the flip side, it might be for the best that the automaker left the split-window in its original placement. The 1963 Corvette is considered a classic because of its differentiating feature. The company did away with the split-window design the following year after receiving much flack about the visibility of the rear, unintentionally creating an icon of sorts. The Corvette’s mid-engine design helps in neutralizing some of those concerns since rearward visibility was never on par to start with. At the current moment, it still appears that the split-window wouldn’t mesh well with the C8, but who knows if things will change for the Corvette C9.

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Split-window or not, the Chevrolet Corvette is a dynamic vehicle that rocks an incredible design and provides a ride that only one can dream of…or simply make a purchase at our dealership, Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We have a wide selection of Chevrolet models like the Corvette, at a variety of different styles and prices.

This American sports car is just one click away. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Have An Off-Roading Face-Off

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

 

The 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado are two rivals that just can’t quit each other in their mid-sized truck segment, but that’s what makes it so much fun! This time around, it’s a very tight race against the top-spot as they are both very efficient with their towing abilities and customizations. However, one of these brands has a little extra something that the other just can’t compete with, keep reading to find out!

2021 Ford Ranger

The 2021 Ford Ranger is re-introduced for the midsize truck segment with moves that are quite versatile and adaptable in a way that can quickly erase the memory of the previous model. It’s energized by a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes up to 270 horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transition. This powertrain is the only one that is offered by the two available cabbies, but this doesn’t mean that the powertrain isn’t adept in its abilities. For those who are more focused on carting passengers than actual gear, it’s recommended to opt for the SuperCrew rather than the two close for comfort SuperCab.  The inventive Blind Spot Monitoring has been augmented for towing, and it does this by having the system pay special attention to whatever the truck is hauling. Another exciting option is the Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker Audio System. Available on all models is the brand’s Co-Pilot360 safety suite, though standard on the XLT and Lariat trucks.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

From the outside looking in, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is obviously a truck, but once the driver and their passengers step inside of the vehicle, it will be easy to mistake it for a comfort-focused SUV. The reason for this is because this Chevy truck doesn’t have that overly-energetic bounce that many vehicles in this segment have and it’s also great with steering. Though Colorado provides comfort in its cabin, it certainly doesn’t get too comfortable in pushing out high-ranking performance. Buyers of mid-sized pickups have the unique ability to opt for a diesel powertrain, with the automaker’s 2.8-liter Duramax incredibly skilled with towing and excellent with its mileage. It’s 2.0-liter inline-4 and a 3.6-liter V6 also has 2- and 4-wheel-drive drive systems. Off-road enthusiasts can make use of the Z71 and ZR2 trim levels owing to their rough and tough terrain capabilities. Additionally, the truck has off-roading accessories like a raised suspension, wider track, revamped bumpers, and a serviceable skid plate, that allows for an incredible adventure of a lifetime.

Similarities and Differences

The Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado are comparable with their tough body-frame, varied selection of cabbies and beds, and near-identical towing capacities. With this in mind, one really has to squint to really differentiate one truck from the other, but the 2021 Ranger outranks its rival with its advanced features, fuel economy, as well as the New Tremor package which enhances the truck’s off-road abilities. On the other hand, the 2021 Colorado has the unique advantage of having a diesel option, top-ranking towing, and a noteworthy amount of possible customizations. With the Ranger unable to compete well enough against the Colorado’s diesel, it’s for this reason why it takes the modest but respectable second place trophy in our rankings.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know which off-roader truly takes the cake, why not make the final purchase at Miami Lakes Automall? Our dealership carries a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. Those who are interested in this model or any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Has Restarted the Production of the 2020 Corvette

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
2021 Corvette Miami Lakes Automall

2021 Corvette Miami Lakes Automall

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Expect Chevrolet to produce the latest Corvette lineup normally now that their plants are back and running like normal. The factory responsible for making the Chevrolet Corvette is producing 800-850 cars a week. While normally at this point in time they would be producing the next model year (in this case, the 2021 model year), Chevrolet is still producing the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette entered its production phase for the 2020 model year with a slow start to the production run. Then COVID-19 hit and the setback took away months of valuable time to create and offer the vehicle. However, now Chevrolet is back to offer its first-ever mid-engine Corvette. 

What A Year It Has Been For the 2020 Corvette

After overcoming a United Automobiles Workers (UAW) strike, the perils of COVID-19, we’ve learned the 2020 Corvette is being made safely at the Bowling Green, Kentucky Chevrolet plant. The production of the 2020 model year will last through this year with the following 2021 Corvette to begin early in 2021. The shutdown did allow time for suppliers to create a surplus before Chevrolet started the Corvette production again. Keep in mind, prior to the pandemic, Chevrolet had actually started a second shift to help meet the demands for the beloved Chevy sports car. There are rumors about what the production lineup will look like for 2022 and 2023, but as far as the present and the immediate future, Chevrolet is going to complete what it started with the all-new generation Corvette. The “C8” will have its run finished and the new 2021 Corvette will have to wait its turn. 

What Comes After the 2020 Corvette Production Run?

Chevrolet has revealed what to expect with the 2021 Corvette, including two new body colors including Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare, but let us also remind our readers about all the perks awaiting them if should opt for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Enjoy the perks that come with a remarkable 6.2-Liter V8 engine and a remarkable quarter-mile speed of under 12 seconds! Come take a ride at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re poured to offer the brand new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette in all its glory. Come see about buying or leasing a new vehicle with our help. Interested in going with a pre-owned vehicle? We have plenty to choose from. 

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