The Corvette: Love at First Test Drive
Nothing is more exotic, enticing, beautiful, and powerful than the Chevrolet Corvette. A powerhouse and work of art rolled into one, this American classic enters its 69th year of production in 2022. Available in three versions for the model year, the Corvette may be another year older, but it’s never looked so good.
Entry level doesn’t quite fit the nomenclature for a Corvette, but the Stingray is the most affordable of the lot. Still, it doesn’t skimp on features, offering classic styling and a 6.2-liter V-8 that propels you from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds. The 2021 Corvette offers a retractable hardtop. It adds 77 pounds to the weight of the vehicle and flows into the body while maintaining Stingray’s impressive storage capabilities. Available in body-color or Carbon Flash, the hardtop can activate at speeds up to 30 mph.
This next-generation damping system reads the road every millisecond and adapts in as little as 10–15 milliseconds. An innovative suspension fluid contains metal particles that align and become rigid in an instant, giving you the confidence and control to push harder while staying planted. New for 2021, Magnetic Ride Control is available without the Z51 Performance Package (FE2). This powerful machine is equipped with a serious command center. From the latest Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen to the ingenious available Front Lift, every feature was included to improve your drive. With available technologies like the Performance Data Recorder and color Head-Up Display, the car just may help improve your driving skills too.
The Grand Sport employs the same engine as the Stingray but offers better handling and acceleration, thanks to a fine-tuned suspension. Built for the track, it compels you to test its performance specs.
With a 6.4-liter V-8 under the hood, the Z06 churns out 650 horsepower and a 0-60 of 2.95 seconds, giving you the thrill of a lifetime. An aerodynamic kit and 20-inch wheels supply the bling.
Officially the ZR1 Supercar, this Corvette is the top-tier version, offering arguably the best style, handling, and performance even against cars five times its price. A supercharged 6.2-liter engine delivers 755 horsepower, a 0-60 of 2.85 seconds, and a mind-blowing top speed of 212 mph.
Whether it’s your first foray into the world of Corvette ownership, or you haven’t lived without one for years, the 2019 model is sure to go down in the books as one of the models that collectors talk about 50 years down the road. Be a part of that history by buying one today.