It is now a very hospitable place, finished in much nicer materials and filled with modern technology. Will you speed up already? It works just as well as or better than the best automaker-developed multimedia systems and makes me wonder how long it will be before all automakers give up this system to the personal electronics makers. The Z06 is being offered in a limited-run C7. The forward gauges are clear and legible. The versatility is impressive, and the engine matches up well with either the coupe or the convertible. The base suspension also matches up well with the convertible, with a supple and amazingly well-damped ride for a dedicated sports car, with no penalty in handling or steering sharpness. It hasn't all been triumphs over those 50-plus years, though.
Whether tackling the straights or the curves, the Stingray offers ample performance, with surprising grip, nimble reflexes, and a great deal of communication through the seat, pedals, and steering wheel, all of which inspires driver confidence. We strapped on our instruments for our normal battery of proving-grounds tests. This was a design feature upon which nearly everyone riding along with me in the car commented. The Stingray's 455-hp V-8 offers plenty of push to accelerate the car, hitting 60 mph in just 3. These drop-top models manage to offer the same level of ride-and-handling prowess as their coupe counterparts since the C7 was designed as an open-top roadster from the start. The easy way to bypass all this is to use the newly available Apple CarPlay, provided you have a compatible iPhone Android Auto is not yet available. With a thoroughbred bloodline and a track-focused setup, this Z51 clobbered the Big Willow road course.
On the road it feels planted and alive. Gone is the plasticky kit-car-like cabin of the previous model; the Stingray and Z06's interiors are fully wrapped, even in their most basic forms, and can grow into true luxury accommodations in the higher trim levels. As evidenced by the C7. See how the Corvette Stingray convertible matches up against competitors. Navigation is available as part of the Performance Data and Video Recorder option while larger alloy wheels measuring 19 inches front and 20 inches in the rear are also available. There are no latches to flip, catches to snag or anything other than a single button to push. Performance The 2016 Corvette Stingray continues to come equipped with the 6.
Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c. R Edition has been added and will be limited to 500 units. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. Chevy is also offering Magnetic Ride Control on Stingrays without the Z51 package and will include the Z51 wheels and rear spoiler on those cars. Few cars out there can match its exotic-car abilities for anywhere near its premium-car price. The available Competition Sport seats are extra-supportive, although they may not be to the liking of folks with all body types—a trial fitting is recommended before placing an order. It's all available on the droptop, with no weight or stiffness penalties.
The big difference comes in the car's soundtrack, which now arrives at your ears directly from the quad tailpipes without having to filter through any fiberglass or aluminum. New for 2016 The gains three new design packages, Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black. R Edition is available in yellow or black exterior colors with coordinated accents inside and out, and will come standard with the Z07 Performance Package, carbon ceramic brakes and a serialized vehicle identification number. The F-Type starts with a much less powerful V-6 engine, but the R trim features a 550-hp V-8. All are well-equipped in base form, but there are a number of upgrade paths and stand-alone features for those desiring specific improvements in technology and appearance. Add to that Chevy's latest Performance Traction Management system, and the Corvette is bred for performance—that is, speed in the curves as well as the straights.
Adjustable ride control settings are available with the Magnetic Selective Ride Control option, enabling various levels of ride comfort and performance. The second generation's dapper look grew into an indictment of Malaise Era styling and smog regulations in the third generation. All models feature cylinder deactivation as well as tall top gears to help boost economy in low-load and high-speed cruising. Quarter-mile times are a mere 11. Track is best left for the track, as the harder suspension settings and throttle mapping make for unpleasant around-town driving. In the cabin, there are a few cubbies and boxes for smaller items; even the navigation screen has a James Bond-esque hidden compartment behind it with a plug-in jack for your phone. At the end of the day, the C7 Corvette runs with cars that cost twice its price or more, while mostly hiding its cost-savings in other areas.
Its creators think burbling exhaust notes are, at best, cute. It's as easy to use as an iPhone, and Siri now works through your voice command button on the steering wheel. This is unfortunate, as I would think putting the top up from inside a restaurant in the event of a sudden rainstorm would be far more useful than remotely putting it down. The Corvette Z06 is available with even more performance features including carbon ceramic Brembo-branded brakes, an even more aggressive Z07 suspension setup, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup summer performance tires, carbon fiber splitter and rockers, and a more aggressive rear spoiler. OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink. R Race Car Additionally, just like the 2016 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible, the new Z06 was offered with the same three color-themed design packages.
New exterior colors include Corvette Racing Yellow and Long Beach Red Metallic, which replace Velocity Yellow and Crystal Red from the previous model year. The Corvette Stingray Z51 forms part of Chevrolet's C7 series of cars. Possible future design of the 2019 Mid-Engine Corvette Zora. The Chevy Corvette is an icon, America's sports car for the past five decades. Another addition last year was an all-new, in-house-designed and built 8-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. We took a spin in the 2016 model to see how the company's new eight-speed automatic fits with the sports car's amazing athleticism — or if it's worthy of being called a slushbox.