Satisfy the Need for Speed With the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Specs

By Sunrise Chevrolet | September 23rd, 2015

2016 Chevrolet CorvetteWhen it comes to world-class American sports cars, the Chevy Corvette is almost universally the first thing that comes to drivers’ minds. This year, the classic American speedster continues its quest for greatness with the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette putting up specs that are nothing less than astounding. Whether your priority is max power or going from standstill to top speeds in less time, the newest rendition of the Corvette is certain to impress.

Power and Fuel Economy

The 2016 Chevy Corvette Stingray gets fitted with a standard 6.2L V8 engine that comes with either a seven-speed manual transmission that has automatic rev matching or an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This Corvette has it all, from inspired power to surprisingly strong fuel economy:

Standard output is a commanding 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, but these numbers get a boost to 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque with the available Z51 Performance Package, which includes a dry-sump oil system to provide oil flow through tight cornering situations. Power is delivered to the rear wheels, which helps the Corvette come incredibly close to achieving a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

Fuel economy is surprisingly strong, as the Corvette Stingray utilizes its lightweight frame and precise engineering to achieve up to an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.

Acceleration

The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray achieves downright inspired acceleration. In fact, when you have it equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, you’ll be able to achieve a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds.

Driving Dynamics

The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray doesn’t cut its performance focus short at power alone, though. This Corvette is incredibly sophisticated at every square inch. The electric power steering system helps slash out bumping and shaking on the road, making for a more receptive steering experience. Add standard Brembo brakes, Michelin performance sport tires, and the world’s most responsive suspension with available Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and you’ve got one of the best performers you can find, anywhere.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

Experience the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette specs in action when you take it for a test drive at Sunrise Chevrolet here at 414 E. North Ave. in Glendale Heights, IL. We’re open six days a week – Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., so stop by soon!

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