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Options List Leaked for 2023 Chevy Corvette

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Fans of the all-new 2023 Chevy Corvette are in luck. Those who have been waiting anxiously for news of the sports car are now being rewarded. According to a leaked guide from Corvette Action Center, the options list is now available for the 2023 Corvette and 2023 Corvette Z06. From what we’ve seen, the luxury sports car looked to feature some options from the top-of-the-line 3LT and 3LZ packages. Those wanting to customize their own Corvette will be happy to know that there are a multitude of exterior color options as well as interior cabin options. Currently, there are no price points for the various options, but nonetheless, this is great news for fans of the sports car. 

Options List Available for 2023 Chevy Corvette

Thanks to the Corvette information site Corvette Action Center, fans of the 2023 Chevy Corvette will be able to get a close look at the options list for the sports car. The site was able to leak an options guide list for the all-new Corvette. Looking at the options list, consumers will find a lot of available options. There were no prices attached to the list, but the starting MSRP for the 2023 Chevy Corvette is expected to be around $90,000 (plus destination fee).

Some of the exterior options in the guide for the 2023 Corvette came directly from the top-of-the-line 3LT and 3LZ packages. As far as exterior colors go, there were about 14 options available including Abalone White, Arctic White, Torch Red, Rapid Blue, and Amplify Orange to name a few. There was also the option for brake caliper colors, racing stripes, the removable roof panel, and different emblem colors. With so many configurations, Corvette owners will get to choose exactly what they want.

Looking at the interior options for the 2023 Chevy Corvette, consumers will find the same amount of customization as with the exterior. From leather to suede material, Corvette owners will be able to implement colors to the interior like Adrenaline Red, or two-tone colors like Tension Blue/Twilight Blue. There are also option choices for the seats, either GT2 or competition sport bucket seats. Corvette owners can also customize the wheel designs. For those interested, pre-orders for the 2023 Chevy Corvette will become available on March 24th, 2022. 

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GM Says 2023 Chevy Corvette Will Arrive Soon

Friday, January 28th, 2022

General Motors (GM) will be opening up the dealer order guide for the 2023 Chevy Corvette in March of 2022. GM will also be cutting production of the 2022 Corvette soon after this. It seems that the automaker wants to phase out older models and reign in new ones. This has always been the course for automakers and these days with the transition toward EVs on the forefront, automakers must keep their consumers happy, even as they plan new models like the Silverado EV. Fans of the luxury sports car can rejoice however as the new Corvette will feature a brand new V8 engine. It will also feature some minor cosmetic and option changes. We’ll move along and see what else we can expect from the new Corvette.

2023 Corvette Receives Production Date

General Motors will be starting production of the 2023 Corvette on May 9th, 2022. The luxury sports car will see its dealer order guide become available shortly before that, March 21st, 2022. This information comes from the Corvette Action Center site. According to the site, key dates and information about the 2023 Corvette were sent to various Chevy dealers from GM. With the information making the rounds, consumers and fans alike are excited for a new iteration of the iconic corvette.

Consumers can expect to see the 2023 Chevy Corvette become available around March of 2022. The dealer order guide will become available on March 21st and dealers will be able to place orders three days later on March 24th. The online configurator will also be made available. Later on March 31st, dealers will be able to pair their orders with Corvette allocations. Sometime after this in May, the 2022 Corvette will cease production. Though the 2022 Corvette will have spent just 8 months in production, it’s clear GM is making room to bring the better and badder 2023 Corvette out to consumers. As mentioned, it is expected to come equipped with a more powerful V8 engine as well as some cosmetic changes.

Consumers can expect to see the 2023 Chevy Corvette available for purchase in the Spring of 2022. Although the 2022 Corvette will see the end of its production, those looking forward to the 2023 version will be more than happy to know they’re getting a more powerful and improved Corvette. It’s not certain whether GM will increase the price of the 2023 Corvette, but we can expect to see a starting MSRP of around $60,000 (plus destination fee). We’ll be staying tuned for more information.

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Chevy Corvette Sees Impressive Q3 Sales, Ranks First Among Premium Sports Cars

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The Chevy Corvette recently enjoyed impressive third quarter (Q3) sales in the United States. The luxury sports car managed to surpass its previous Q3 sales by about 60 percent. Chevrolet is certainly enjoying the increased popularity as its Corvette model ranked higher than competitors by huge margins. The automaker has been turning its focus on electric vehicles lately, a move many other automakers have seemed to attempt. Chevrolet has teased its all-new all-electric Chevy Silverado and they have also hinted at a potential new electric sedan that may or may not replace the Camaro. It’s always a positive when an automaker can capitalize on its current lineup while continuing to meet consumers’ demands and interests. Electric vehicles have become a hot topic as of late given the climate crisis, but as seen with the Corvette’s sales numbers, it seems some folks are still looking to drive high-performance sports cars.

Chevy Corvette Sees Increased Sales Overall

The Chevy Corvette saw delivery numbers totaling 10,166 units in Q3 of 2021. This was an increase of 59.97 percent compared to the 6,355 units sold in Q3 of 2020. As for the entire year, the premium sports car saw sales increase about 96 percent to 24,748, compared to 12,634 the previous year. This increase was seen mainly in the first nine months of the year. These numbers allowed the Corvette to become the best-selling model in its class. Following the Corvette was the Porsche 911, then the Porsche 718, and after that came the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in fourth. Overall, the Corvette managed to outsell all its rivals.

Corvette sales for the year included all Corvette body styles, variants, trim levels, and packages. In each quarter of 2021, the Corvette managed to post strong numbers. During each of its quarters, the Corvette accounted for at least 51 percent of the segment share. It should be noted that many competitors in the segment cost significantly more than the Corvette (the C8 starts at a base price of $58,900 [plus destination fee]). This may explain why rival sales numbers were as low as they were. Still, the Corvette managed to solidify its status as a desirable sports car. 

Given the strong sales numbers, it’s clear the Corvette C8 line has more room for growth. Higher-performance variants are still on the way. Some of these include the C8 ZO6, C8 E-Ray, C8 ZR1, and the C9 Zora. The C8 Z06 will be the first variant to launch for the 2023 Corvette model year. As these variants continue to release, it’s expected that Chevy will see even greater sales numbers for its sports car. As long as production at the GM Bowling Green plant and the GM Tonawanda Engine plant continues without pause, Chevy should continue to see its Corvette reign at the top of the sports cars sales list. 

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New 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Has Hidden Features

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Chevrolet has outdone itself with the C8 Corvette. Some might be critical on the styling, and others may believe a “real” Corvette must have its engine in the front. The C8 Corvette is a mid-engine vehicle that can hit up to 60 mph in three seconds, and it has a price of just under $60,000 (plus destination). 

It has enough styling cues which can give them the recognition as a Corvette. Buyers and armchair enthusiasts are still enthralled with the vehicle. It’s a topic that many buyers are bringing into conversations when it comes to purchasing.

The folks over at Motor Trend have spent some time with the C8, and they have unearthed six of the interesting tidbits about the vehicle that isn’t general knowledge for the public. Some of these facts are pretty well known – especially to those Chevrolet Corvette owners. However, there are a couple of neat Easter eggs that Motor Trend has discovered.

Something GM has told the public in the C8’s reveal is that the top fitting in the trunk isn’t any big news. The Corvette unlock button on the key fob can be held down to open the windows; there’s also a hidden button that opens the C8’s trunk. The hood release is located above the left vent on the lower fascia so you can open the hood without having the key or getting in the car if it’s unlocked.

The C8’s engine hood doesn’t have to be slammed to close, its soft-close. It’s something that buyers and prospective buyers will learn very quickly. The speaker grille, which is between the seats, actually displays the Corvette’s winged logo, but they can only be seen from certain angles. 

There are more logos on the Corvette’s rear glass, along with the frit. Instead of seeing the little black dots, there are small Corvette logos in its place. There will be more things to learn as the car enters production. 

The Latest Generation:

The C7 Corvette was introduced in the 2014 model year after having a three-year delay, and it marked the return of the name Stingray. Compared to the car that it replaces, the C7 Corvette has a more aggressive exterior design, squared-off taillights, a departure from its predecessors. There is a 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood which is rated at 455 to 460 hp, depending on whether the car has a performance exhaust. 

The Z06 vehicle returned in 2015 with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 which was rated at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Chevrolet also brought back the Grand Sport in 2017 featuring all the suspension bits from the Z06, such as the larger alloy wheels, and the available aero kit. For 2019 the new seven-speed automatic transmission is standard while the eight-speed manual is offered as an option. 

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An Overview of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

The 8th Generation of the Iconic Corvette has arrived. After waiting for, what seemed like an eternity, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has made its debut. As the spy shots have predicted, the eighth generation of America’s iconic sports car is a revolutionary vehicle, which shreds many of the ideas of what a Corvette should be. 

There is also the fact that the C8 Corvette Stingray has a mid-engine design. Corvette fans refer to the different periods of the car by the generation number of the vehicle. Hence, why the new version is the C8 Corvette, while the current model is the C7.

Over the 66-year history, the seven older age group of the ‘Vette have been front-engine designs, with a mile-long hood which covers the potent engines. Chevy has stated the front-engine layout had extended its peak of performance with the C7 Corvette. For the first time, the engine has been moved behind the seats in the 2020 Corvette. 

The Stingray coupe is one of the first new Corvettes to launch. Many believe that it will be followed by higher-performance variants and a convertible. It’s the first corvette that will also be built with right-hand drive, so the rest of the world can experience America’s affordable supercar. 

The Corvette gets a new shape with the original Corvette design having a shape inspired by the aeronautical advancements. In keeping with the tradition, the plan for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is encouraged by the F-35 Lightning II fighter jets and F-22 Raptor. The lines are curvy and crisp, with a dramatic profile. 

The design elements that show the C8 is a descendant of the C7 Corvette, as well as the body’s proportions, are drastically different. Gone is the Corvette’s signature long hood. An aggressively sculpted short hood has replaced it, and the cabin has been moved ahead by 16.5 inches. 

The sides of the new Corvette C8 are dominated by massive air intakes that look like they could have come from a Ferrari LaFerrari or Ford GT. Those air intakes are needed to feed the V8 that’s located behind the cabin, forward of the rear wheels. That V8 is visible below a large rear window that displays the powerplant like a fierce zoo animal. 

There is only one engine for now, but it’s potent. Chevrolet made a splash at the recent Corvette C8 introduction when they announced the base Stingray model’s engine. It will come with a 6.2-liter small-block LT2 V8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when it’s equipped with the optional performance exhaust. 

That’s 40 horsepower more than the LT1 V8 in the current C7 Corvette Stingray, and the most ever provided in a base Corvette. It is the only non-turbo- or supercharged V8 in the class. According to Chevy, a C8 Stingray equipped with the Z51 package will launch from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

Of course, you won’t find traditional door handles to break up the Corvette’s lines. They’re hidden at the front edge of the air intake since the engine is on display through the rear window, Chevy designed every visible part with an appearance in mind. They refer to the engine as a “jewel in the center” of the car.

It has an updated infotainment system. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will include the company’s most advanced infotainment system, supported by an all-new electrical system that permits higher-resolution touch screens and lightning-fast data transmission. An 8-inch infotainment touch screen comes standard. 

Chevy says the new wiring architecture will support over-the-air updates and has been designed with cybersecurity in mind. The new system can be outfitted with an advanced Performance Data Recorder (PDR). It monitors vehicle data and matches it with video from a forward-facing camera.

When it’s not used as an analysis tool, the camera acts like a traditional dashcam, triggered each time the car starts or when it’s put in valet mode. To help avoid damaging the Corvette’s massive wheels, buyers can add a curb-view camera. 

Every Corvette available features a 12-inch customizable panel display and other new advanced features to the model. A wireless phone charger is available. Buyers with smartphones that can perform Bluetooth pairing can put their phone near an available near-field communication spot on the dash.

The C8 Corvette’s voice recognition system, according to Chevrolet, will learn as you go. The available navigation system features improved real-time traffic updates, though they’re redundant if you use Waze with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. There’s also an available full-color head-up display project driving information into the driver’s line of sight.

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Say Goodbye to the Manual Transmission on the Chevrolet Corvette C8

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

The stick shift days on a Corvette may be numbered indeed. General Motors revealed the redesigned Corvette on July 18th with eye-popping new features such as an engine that is situated under the vehicle’s midsection, instead of being under the hood, which maximizes speed. What doesn’t it have? A manual transmission.

The 2020 Corvette Stingray will have an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that will provide lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfers, Chevrolet has stated. It’s matched with an “electronic transmission range selector,” which removes the mechanical connection between the transmission and shift stick. It will also incorporate paddle shifters for those who want to design their vehicle to their specifications. 

A dual-clutch transmission is conclusively a manual. Drivers don’t need to fumble for the clutch and use their hands to switch gears when driving the car. The old-school stick shift that defined what the modern vehicles were in the early years is gone with the C8 Corvette.

This has been a long-time rumor, but it won’t make it any easier for the stick-shift loyalists. But the loyalists out there are a “loud minority,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of car information and buying sites for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. Some enthusiasts might “make all sorts of screams and noises” about the change, but essentially “it’s just getting harder and harder to justify a manual transmission given the low volume,” Brauer said.

The new mid-engined Corvette steps up its pursuit of the Porsche and Ferrari. Entry-level version features a massive 6.2-liter V8 LT2 engine with 495 hp, and 637 Nm of torque and the crankshaft sits at 2.5 cm lower to the ground. The LT2 now uses an engine-mounted dry sump oil system, and three scavenge pumps.

For the first time, the Corvette will not be offered with a manual gearbox. Chevrolet has instead opted to use a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), designed in collaboration with TREMEC. It features a double-paddle de-clutch feature which disconnects the clutch by holding both paddles.

Performance is expected to be blistering. Corvette will offer an optional Z51 package which gives an improved passive suspension system with manually adjustable springs, larger brake rotors, improved cooling, specific axle ratio, and a performance exhaust. Going 60 mph should take just 3 seconds.

The chassis will remain aluminum in preference to the carbon fiber monocoques that have become ordinary for mid-engined supercars now. The chassis will be 137 mm in length over the Corvette C7, which is an extra 56 mm in width. It will be offered in right and left-hand drive variations.

When it comes to design, the Corvette will get a low profile headlamp and the hidden door handles will ensure that the lines are not disturbed. Larger side air intakes were imperative for the vehicle. Chevrolet has chosen a small rear spoiler to complement the front spoiler which adds 180 kg of downforce.

The main functions inside are especially driver-oriented. The entire cockpit sits 42 cm further forward and it features a line of buttons that run along with the center console towards a central monitor. The steering wheel has been stationed to validate an unobstructed view of the 12-inch digital cluster.

The leather finishes come standard with Corvette choosing to use real metal wherever it’s possible. The stainless steel speaker grills cover a Bose audio system and carbon-fiber trim are also available as an option. There are three seat options which are available with GT1 offering the most comfort, GT2 an intermediate opportunity and Competition Sport focussed on performance.

Twelve exterior colors will also be made available with six interior themes, two stitching patterns, and six-seat belt colors. As for availability, there have been no details that have been confirmed; however, we know that production will begin late 2019. The Corvette will be offered both stateside, and in Europe for the first time as well.

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Corvette’s C8 Demand Has Chevy Asking For More Help

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

General Motors CEO Mary Bara has made a big announcement about the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette. It will make its debut on July 18, 2019. Well, it’s here, they’ve announced it will be adding a second shift (which is more than 400 jobs) at its Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant to support the production of the next generation Corvette.  

General Motors has reported that the Chevrolet Corvette will continue manufacture in Bowling Green, KY after it changes into a mid-engined car. The automaker will add a second shift to the 400 new jobs to support the creation of the new model. It will bring the factory’s workforce to more than 1,300 individuals.   

With all the cash that’s flowing from the site, it should surprise no one that the C8 production is remaining in the old Kentucky home. Vette aficionados are just hoping that the issues that were reported with the car’s frame (which was the mid-engine getting bent out of shape) and the electrical system (which was the current system that was being used wasn’t robust enough to carry the load that was necessary to support all of the car’s components simultaneously) are nowhere to be found in the production model. After all, this is the mid-engine C8 that has been the most anticipated new sports car in a while.

A post on the GM forum makes it appear that GM is at least thinking about producing the C7 Corvette into the 2020 model year. It’s still to be determined, but the document lists the C7 production for 2020. There’s only speculation from here on out as to what the automaker plan to do with the current-generation Corvette it introduced in 2013.

GM is in the waiting game as they are still deciding what to do with the Corvette manufacturing based on the development of the C8 Corvette. Previous reports have indicated the C8 Corvette production would start in 2019 with the 2020 model. But problems have already plagued the development process which has delayed the rollout of the vehicle. reported that the C8 Corvette was delayed by six months due to an electrical issue. News of the delay came after GM said it would not unveil the mid-engine Corvette at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. New rumors suggest production won’t start until December of this year, three months later than previously believed.  

Although there isn’t a lot going on, there are a few differences that separate it from the current symbolic object. For the new car, Chevy decided on a V-shaped badge with fewer embellishments, though only Vette fans will be able to spot the difference. To help clarify the changes the media team decided on a brief video of the logo’s evolution throughout the years.

“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next-generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and [this] announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18th.”  

Bowling Green has over one million Corvettes since it opened in 1981 and has received more than $900 million worth of investment for a new body shop, increased engine capacity, new paint shop, and a new Performance Build Center. It has been reported that GM has spent around $349 million getting the plant ready to build the new C8, a task which has likely not made the switch to a mid-engine any cheaper. As for the assembly, GM has commented that their commitment to the Kentucky plant will remain strong, insinuating that “the company is indebted to the factory that has served as the Corvette’s home since 1981,” according to the

We still don’t know if the new workforce will be made up of previously laid-off employees from the Chevy Cruze plant in Lordstown, Ohio but it’s a possibility. Chevy dealerships have already started taking pre-orders for the new vehicle, so GM needs more employees to keep up with the anticipated demand. After months of sneaky spy shots, we can’t wait to see what the new C8 Corvette is going to look like and it’s only a few months away.  

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Spotted: Mid-Engine Corvette

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

There have been a lot of camouflaged prototypes for the highly anticipated mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette will switch to the mid-engine configuration for the first time in the model’s history. Two prototypes were spotted testing on the Nurburgring, ditching the loose black rags to expose a more form-fitting spotted white camo underneath.

When viewing a prototype you get a better view of the C8’s front end, which looks very little like that of the front-engine C7. The front valance features large intake vents on either side and a large splitter juts out from beneath the front lip. The headlights don’t appear to be production-spec.

There’s a large vent in front of the rear wheel and the mid-engine Corvette’s body has lines running across the doors and fenders. It also has significantly widened hips and in the back, the Corvette’s characteristic four-lamp taillights peek through the camo. There have also been glimpses of its square-tipped quad-exhaust and a new wing.  

Exact specs are not known, but there have been rumors that two-dual-overhead-cam V-8 engines will be offered. The front brakes feature one large multi-piston caliper, but you can see a second caliper opposite the primary clamping unit. The mid-engine proportions are very apparent when viewed from the side.

It’s expected that the mid-engined Corvette or C8 will be a bit heavier than the current car’s roughly 3500 pounds, but according to, “it will compensate for that with about 500 horsepower from the LT1”. Thanks to the increased traction of rearward weight bias and a quick-shifting transaxle, it’ll be quicker than the C7.

The mid-engined Corvette will need massive amounts of airflow, meaning the entire leading plane of the nose will be open to the air and packed full of heat exchangers. The C8 will extract engine-compartment heat through vents below the taillights on the rear fascia. Combustion gases will be fed through an exhaust that includes the familiar dual-mode system to maximize airflow and noise generation at high engine loads.    

General Motors wants to replace the traditional hydraulic master-and slave-cylinder mechanism with an electronic actuator in the transmission triggered by a sensor on the clutch pedal. If they proceed, at the moment it’s just a rumor, this system would make for a much simpler clutch actuation system, which would certainly be helpful in a mid-engine car with the transmission at the rear. So what kind of engine can it possibly have?

As mentioned the engine will be heavier as it could possibly use a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Tremec. Of its seven speeds, the top three are overdrives and Tremec says it can handle 9000 rpm input speed and 664 lb-ft of torque. According to Car and Driver, they argue that Chevy will only offer this Corvette with one gearbox to reduce cost and complexity, “but a world without a manual-transmission ‘Vette is hard to imagine”.     

According to a 2017 leak by, the mid-engine Corvette will likely be offered with the following three engines:

  • Naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 LT1, which makes a maximum of 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in the C7 Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package.
  • Twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8 DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) engine making in the vicinity of 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
  • Twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 DOHC engine making in the vicinity of 700 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque.     

The engines will likely be manufactured at the GM Tonawanda powertrain plant. The mid-engined Corvette will likely be offered with a choice of two transmissions – a seven-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. The market forecast has the majority of volume going to the 6.2L V8 with 14,000 units produced annually from 2019 to 2021.            

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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Editions Are Out

Monday, February 11th, 2019

To ease some of the waiting period for the Corvette C8, Chevrolet has been coming out with more special edition versions of the C7. The Ultimate Corvette C7’s are here.  

Special features, for the Final Edition C7, will include Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, a performance data recorder, and chassis calibration optimized for race tracks. A Z07 package is also available for some versions, which adds additional aerodynamics and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is an ultra-high performance sport summer tire that offers excellent handling ability in summer track driving conditions.    

A carbon fiber exterior aerodynamics package adds a visible carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts, and the exterior can be finished in either Sebring Orange Tintcoat Metallic or Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic. Inside the Final Edition, the interior has also received a slew of upgrades such as a carbon fiber trim package and black Nappa leather. The seat surfaces, steering wheel, gearshift, instrument panel, doors, and center console come in suede microfiber.     

Europe, Germany, and Switzerland are getting a new Final Edition of the coupe versions of the Grand Sport and Z06 Corvette C7 (nicknamed “the ultimate Corvette C7”) will be available in Germany and Switzerland.

“Thanks to its unique combination of racing technology, excellent driving dynamics, unmistakable style, and high everyday suitability the Corvette has grown to be the ultimate sports car icon,” said Chevrolet Europe’s director of performance cars, Felix Weller. “With this special edition, we aim to honor the current generation, which has once more contributed greatly to the history of the Corvette series.”   

While waiting patiently for the arrival of the mid-engine C8 (according to it’ll be here in 2020), the 2019 model year will have 28 iterations for the seventh-generation Corvette (C7), including coupe/convertible versions of Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, and now the ZR1.


One of the main components of any car is the engine. The final editions have impressive engines.

  • The 2019 Stingray has a 6.2L V8, 460 horsepower and can go 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.
  • The 2019 Z06 also has a 6.2L V8 and a 650 horsepower and it can pull up to 650 LB-FT of torque.
  • The 2019 Grand Sport has a 6.2L, 460 horsepower and it can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.
  • The 2019 ZR1 has a 6.2L, 755 horsepower and can go from 0-60 in 2.85 seconds

As you can see there are several variations in the vehicles but the engines are all the same.    


So what is the pricing for the Corvette C7 Final Editions?

The Stingray coupe starts at $55,900 (plus destination fee). The Grand Sport starts at $65,900 (plus destination fee). The Z06 starts at $80,900 (plus destination fee). The ZR1 starts at a whopping $123,000 (plus destination fee).

According to, “we’ll have to wait and see if the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Final Edition will be sold in the US”. Let’s cross our fingers that they are.  

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2018 Chevy Camaro and Corvette Track Times + Where To Race in South Florida

Monday, March 5th, 2018


Among the many fast vehicles on the market, few have gathered the acclaim for speed as much as the Chevy Camaro and Corvette. With lighting quick response times and overall fast performances that have fueled these cars for decades, here’s a look at the track times of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro and 2018 Chevrolet Corvette.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (and beyond)

In the 2018 Corvette Z06, customers will find a supercar that provides the legendary supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 650-lb-ft of torque. Starting at $79,495 (plus destination fees), this vehicle offers drivers world class speed. Consider that the 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 can go from 0-60 in as little as 2.95 seconds. Less than 3 seconds to move faster than any cheetah can run! The world’s fastest land mammal can’t compete against this loaded vehicle with impressive dry-sump oil system, Direct Injection and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, this vehicle moves faster than you might expect.

From the base model of the 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06, owners will get a vehicle that features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings and a unique carbon-fiber hood with larger vent and a rear spoiler for more downforce. Convertible models with fully electronic tops can be lowered remotely at speeds of up to 30 mph.

As a reference, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE (Manual) was able to race through a quarter-mile in only 3.7 seconds! The upcoming 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the fastest Corvette ever with a top speed of 210 mph, thank to it’s 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine that gets 755 horsepower and 715-lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts at $79,495 MSRP (Plus destination fees).

2018 Chevrolet Camaro (1LS, 1LT, 1SS, ZL1 trims)

Not to be forgotten is the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. From the base model that attracts owners with a generous price to the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is available for as low as $25,905 (plus destination fees) for the base model, 1LS. The 1LT is the next trim higher with a better transmission and remote start.

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS upgrades the engine that gets owners up to 455 horsepower and 455-lb-ft of torque from the ever powerful LT1 V8 engine, the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Since 1966, the Chevy Camaro has produced over a half century’s worth of muscle vehicles that have culminated in this sixth-generation masterpiece.

If that isn’t enough speed for you, then you might the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that provides a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 DI engine giving drivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. For customers that want to possess the speed capabilities of a fast car, profound performance and a stellar engine look no further than the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, also known as the Epitome of Corvette.

Complete with Chevrolet’s MyLink that is connected with these Chevy vehicles to put every popular app all in one place, an available 8-inch color touch-screen that lets drivers flip between music, phone contacts and provide directions.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The entry level 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray comes with 6.2-liter VT1 V8 with 460 horsepower with the Z51 Package and goes 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. With 29 highway MPG, a new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray provides drivers with not only an exhilarating drive, high performance and comfort, this vehicle gets great mileage! Beginning at $56,594 MSRP (Plus destination fees) with this a great vehicle through and through.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a step up from the Stingray model. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a very comfortable, fast option that starts at $66,590 MSRP (Plus destination fees) and includes standard features like Adaptive dampers, Two-zone automatic climate control and dual-mode exhaust. You can opt for the standard seven-speed manual option or eight-speed automatic transmission. For $7,995 owners can add the Z07 Performance package that adds to the Grand Sport with carbon-ceramic brakes, a stiffer suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires.

Where To Race Your Chevrolet

For those in South Florida who truly want to experience the sheer power and quickness of such a supercar, we recommend getting in touch with Homestead-Miami Speedway, Palm Beach International Raceway or Daytona International Speedway for a track rental to truly experience on their world class race tracks exactly what it feels like to drive without restrictions.

And for those that want to know their results of their experience, look no further than inside your 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06’s performance data recorder (Including the 2018 Camaro 1LE and ZL1 models. Owners can log videoes of their driving sessions, along with real-time performance data that is accessible and capable of being placed onto an SD memory card. Owners will be able to analyze their very own technique. Valet Mode is also an option for those that want to monitor when their vehicle is used without the owner inside.

No supercar deserves to be treated like a common everyday vehicle. Luckily there’s plenty of options to let your vehicle be driven to the fullest. From full fledged monitoring of the vehicle to an engrossing driving experience, there’s not much that owners can dream of that would be better than the real thing of owning a new 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06.

And no better place to find either of these vehicles than with the experts at Miami Lakes Automall. Come in for a test-drive to see how a new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro or 2018 Chevrolet Corvette feels in your control. We’re open seven days a week for your convenience and we can’t wait to help you buy, sell, lease or visit us today!