Corvette 101: C7 Vette

Chevy introduced the seventh edition of the Corvette in 2014. The car company also reestablished the Stingray name when it unveiled the C7 ‘Vette. A long, slanted hood, contoured body and bold aura form the sports car’s exterior while the interior offers drivers the latest in automobile technology.

C7 Stingray Corvette

C7 Vette Body Style

The C7’s grille, headlights and hood give the sports car a classic ‘Vette look. However, Chevy took a new approach with the C7’s back section by adding rhomboid shaped rear lamps instead of using the familiar round ones. Also, the vehicle’s overall appearance is sharper and more angular than earlier Corvette models.

Under the C7 Corvette’s Hood

The C7’s V8 engine emits 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. When the ‘Vette was tested for speed, it went from zero to 60 in a mere 3.8 seconds. If buyers opt for the dual-mode performance exhaust, they’ll be rewarded with 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.

C7 Features

Supple leather, supportive seating and a convenient infotainment system are just a few of the Corvette’s interior features. The car’s leather seats form to your back. They also have an ergonomic design for even more comfort while the car’s creative team cleverly positioned the infotainment system within the console. For the new ‘Vette, Chevy teamed up with Michelin to create personalized tires. Michelin reports that the Corvette’s tires are a cross between several of its best models. The C7’s trunk space is roomy for a sports car of its size. In fact, the trunk is large enough to hold the amount of luggage most people need for a quick weekend trip.

High-Tech meets Style and Value

Chevy added more high-tech gadgetry to the C7 Corvette than it did to earlier models. For instance, the car comes with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, OnStar and a driver mode selector. The mode selector lets you pick a performance mode based on driving situations. Five modes are available. They include track, sport and eco along with tour and weather. The car is fuel-efficient as its EPA highway estimate is 29 miles per gallon. With the eco mode engaged, it can get one more mile per gallon. Since the C7’s base price is slightly more than $50,000, the Corvette model is also a good value.

Customized tires, a powerful engine and advanced interior features converge in the C7 to offer you a sports car like no other. By parking a seventh generation Corvette in your garage, you’ll have the iconic car you’ve always wanted.

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