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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Revamps Apple CarPlay and Includes Other New Features

 

Revamped 2021 Corvette 

In 2019, Chevrolet revealed its highly-awaited mid-engine Corvette Stingray. It came well supplied with highly advanced technology such as wireless phone charging, NFC (Near Field Communication), backing for over-the-air updates and a 1080p Performance Data Recorder. Setbacks came as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the company was forced to cut down its scheduled production year for its 2020 model, but Chevrolet recently announced that the 2020 version will receive updates.

Although the price and its highly energetic 6.2 L V8 engine will stay the same, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard features. This “driver-centric cockpit” includes an instrument cluster that is fully digital and has a brand new driver mode on-screen as well as a track digital tachometer.

More exciting infotainment features that are included are Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 Plus system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth audio streaming, as well as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Car review site, Car and Driver reported the system to be user-friendly and has a fast response to commands. It also comes with key safety features like Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

In 2019, the company also implemented a Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension system useful for adjusting for potholes and/or slanted driveways. This feature is now available as a standalone option regardless of whether or not one opts for the Z51 performance package. Car website, Autoblog broke down some of the new upcoming options arriving later this year, such as different choices in color and General Motors’ Buckle to Drive system that inactivates the car if the driver does not fasten his or her seat belt.

On a cosmetic stance, an all-new Full Length Dual Racing Stripe is now available, specifically with blue, orange, red, or yellow stripes. There is also a new gray and yellow color arrangement that has been added onto the list of options.

Furthermore, the latest Corvette model will keep its two-seat layout, but the interior is moved up a bit in order to house the mid-mounted engine. The cabin is lined with materials like leather, actual metal, and replica suede as well as a stitched headliner. Like the previous Corvettes, it will also include a removable roof, which fits in the vehicle’s trunk. Those who upgrade to the 3LT package are granted with premium-like materials like sewn leather on many interior surfaces, including carbon-fiber trim. 

Lastly, the 2021 Corvette offers two cargo areas, one in front of the passenger compartment and the other behind the engine, providing a total of 13 cubic feet of storage space. The company states that the car can fit two sets of golf clubs in the rear compartment when they are assembled on top of each other.

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Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2021 Chevrolet Corvette. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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General Motors Presents A Special Corvette Mini-Me To New Owners

 

Corvette Owners New Gifts and Prizes

At long last, the wait for the C8 Corvette has come to an end. Chevrolet enthusiasts are hurrying their way to dealerships in hopes of snagging the next great American supercar in recent history. Both journalists and supporters have commenced the newest Corvette for its top-notch performance, superb handling, and ultimately its knockout appearance. Considering much that the C8 is a mid-engined vehicle is simply the icing on the cake, and can you get any better than that?

It appears that the Chevy family thinks that buying their latest sports car has isn’t enough, as they have found a way for shoppers to have a more individualized car buying experience. They’ve already brought in a Corvette expert at chosen dealerships of the brand, and now they’re presenting new Corvette owners with a free “Speed Shape Model” that parallels with the selected design of the buyers new C8, which is much better than a lame poster.

The traditionally truck-focused company previously offered their thanks to new Corvette owners with gifts like a special letter or the conventional teen-dream poster, but now the brand is making great strides to upgrade this experience by presenting its customers with a scale model of their particular car, painted in the same exact shade as their chosen model. Writer at Corvette Blogger, Jeremy Welborn conveys them as being “larger than the traditional 1:25 promotional models and a lot heavier as well.” Not to mention they look pretty cool too!

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The buyer will find this gift presented in a small black box. The miniature Corvettes include a small badge placed on the front of the model and comes with an engraving of the owner’s VIN number.

The GM goodies don’t just stop at the personalized C8 models, the company also includes in the package a discount coupon for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. This coupon allows Corvette owners for the year to undertake a two-day high-performance driver education seminar at Spring Mountain for just $1,000, which saves possible attendees over $2,000. Seems reasonable enough, besides, one would surely want to make certain that they don’t destroy their new hot rod.

It is unclear whether or not the company is planning to continue this new venture for models succeeding the C8. However, we are early waiting on the arrival of the actual 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8, as well as the powerful 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which will have active aerodynamics and a flat-plane crankshaft on its 5.5-liter V8 engine.

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Our dealership has a wide range of vehicles from the Chevrolet company, and will soon include the mighty 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Those who are interested in this vehicle can call our sales department at (305) 575-2895 or simply chat with an online representative for further information. Feel free to also check out other great models at Miami Lakes Chevrolet, such as the Silverado or Tahoe, until you find something that suits you best!

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The Chevrolet Company Plays An Unintentional Game of “Peekaboo” With The Leak of The General Motors Document

 

The Chevrolet company better stay on its toes, because they have a big leak on their hands. Allegedly there has been an unintentional unearthing regarding the future plans of the company’s C8 Corvette. The specifics of this leak pretty much verify previous rumors about new divisions in the company’s calendar.

Hagerty, an automotive news outlet, disclosed Wednesday of last week (April, 22nd) that after retrieving a document by General Motors announced a standstill for the development of the future Corvette firmwide. Hagerty shared details from the document involving what could likely be impending for the mid-engine vehicle, and if it turns out to be true, there are four new Corvettes predestined in total.

According to the document, GM plans on bringing in the Corvette Z06, which is a great additive to the lineup. This vehicle will include a 5.5-liter dual-cam overtop V8 mounted, with LT6 navigation, and will boost an amazing 650 horsepower with 600 lb-ft of torque. It’s worth noting that there is no notion of a turbo or even supercharger just yet, and this mirrors with some of the specs from the Corvette’s C8.R racing car. The new model will also show off a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 sans forced induction. In accordance with the information, the Z06 is allegedly arriving in 2022, but the delays could push that date back a little.

In succession to this, the Corvette Grand Sport, which will have an engine that is relatively similar, which is a 6,2-liter LT2 V8. The Sport’s engine will continue to be standard from the Stingray. Nevertheless, there is a hybrid system discussed that boosts its performance to 600 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. This electrifying implementation seems to push the power by 105 points over the standard Stingray and is (or was…) scheduled for 2023.

What has been the most impressive of the Corvette ranking is the ZRI, which also has some notable specs. According to the document, this variant will get a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 again but this time with a twin-turbo system to push output to 850 horsepower and 825 lb-ft of torque. As previously stated, these are specifics that continue to follow talk that began going around years ago, providing a bit more believability. The ZRI has an original date for 2024.

What is not just new but also anticipated is the name of the Zora Arkus-Duntov. This model has been dubbed “the father of the Corvette” and worked on countless mid-engined prototypes in his time. The making of the C8 Corvette is mainly the awareness of years worth of ideas and mechanical concoctions. Therefore, it’s been whispered in great frequency that the name would exalt a new variant of the model in order to highlight its prestige.

In this event, it seems like the Zora will be the most energetic variant with a groundbreaking 1,000 horsepower with 975 lb-ft of torque. Based on the document, there should be a version of the LT7 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 and as a hybridized version. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information explaining the precise degree of the Corvette’s electrification.

When asked about the leaked information, a spokesperson for the company told Roadshow “We are not going to engage in the speculation on potential future product”. However, we’re pretty much assuming that this information holds true, though, it might take a little while longer to get any real confirmation.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Due to the delay from Chevy’s leak, it’s probable that we won’t see new Corvette variants for a while, but on the bright side, Miami Lakes Chevrolet currently has some updated Corvettes in their possession and one of them being the powerful Stingray, which can push close to 500 horsepower. If you are interested in any of our dynamic models, please view our online new car inventory on our dealership website and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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