The Corvette is the first car in the US which received the title of a super car rather than just a muscle car, meaning it was also one of the first production cars to take head on competitors like Ferrari or Porsche. Sam situation will be with the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that represents special, more powerful version.
Thanks to its great performance, good looks and competitive price, the car managed to get to its seventh generation, so it is now one of the oldest running names in the US. The latest generation, to which the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray belongs, takes its name as well as a lot of design cues from the second generation of the car, being a throwback to the old days. It is a good move for Chevy to remain true to the roots of this iconic supercar.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Price
Just like before, its base price remained remarkably good with a starting point of just over $55,000, making it not only good value but one of the cheapest cars in its class. However, the top end models such as the Z06 will go for a lot more than that but the base model with the base V8 costs almost five times less than a Ferrari while offering a similar amount of performance, both on the track and also on the road. The car has already been released and it only features mild updates over the 2015 model such as three different styling packages that add certain stickers and colors in order to make it look more unique as well as small improvements to the way the engine reacts to the driver’s input. One more thing about the price, if you want to take cabriolet version you will need to pay $4,000 extra.
The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is available with only one engine since this is a special version. The base is a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 is capable of producing 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Second version is equipped with same engine but this time with performance exhaust system and this model can offer 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. While it is a lot less than some of its competitors, the engine is quite powerful and offers more than enough torque to make the car feel great on the open road.
Top Speed Of 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
With the help of this engine, the Stingray will hit 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds if you choose seven speed manual transmission and will need 3.7 seconds when equipped with eight speed auto. Top speed has been estimated to 170 mph while the quarter mile run is done in 12 seconds with exit speed of 119 mph. One more thing that we need to commend about the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the fuel consumption. EPA estimates that you can get 17/29 mpg in city/highway driving making it the most efficient vehicle with 450+ hp on the market, but have in mind this is when you opt for automatic.
On the inside, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray remained identical to the 2014 model meaning the car is just as comfortable and refined in the base form as it has been these last few years. The upholstery is made out of leather as standard and in the base trim there are a lot of features such as a navigation system, automatic climate control, cruise control and even heated seats on certain models, all of which make the Corvette one of the better cars for long journeys.
Just as we previously said, it exterior did receive a few upgrades which are meant to make the car look a bit more unique and also quite a bit more stylish than the base model. There are a few different new sets of wheels as well as a completely new body kit for the Z06 model which also has the role to make the car more aerodynamic and more stable at higher speed. On top of that, all 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray models are going to be available with a new and optional active exhaust system that improves already great sound and allows engine to produce slightly more power.