2016 Chevrolet Corvette
Since the mid-20th century, the Chevrolet Corvette has been the genuine flagship model in the decorated American sports car arena. With dozens of iconic models appearing over the decades, the Corvette has made a name for itself among drivers in Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, and beyond thanks to its uncompromising power and head-turning design heritage. Today, the strength of the Corvette lives on in a new generation that offers one of the best bargains among world-class supercars without compromising performance or quality. See where this model stands today and find out where it’s going.
The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette is available as a Stingray, Stingray Z51, or Z06, with a variety of sub-trims to boot. Standard output on all but the Z06 comes from a 6.2L V8 engine that delivers up to 460 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and sprints to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Upgrade to the Z06 for a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that increases out put to an astonishing 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, enough for it to zip to 60 mph in a brief 3.5 seconds.
The new Corvette has a starting MSRP of $56,395. It features a standard Bose stereo, smartphone integration via the Chevrolet MyLink system with Apple CarPlay, and an OnStar telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, step-by-step navigation, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Based on the way it looks, feels, and performs on the track, it’s no surprise that critics have heaped tons of praise on the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette.
Edmunds: “With its epic performance, advanced features and easy-to-drive nature, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette just might be the world’s best sports-car bargain.”
Kelley Blue Book: “Chevrolet’s Corvette coupeand convertible for 2016 is a car just about anyone could love, be they buy-American diehards or the most meticulous enthusiast. Easily the rival of cars like the Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458 Italia, the Corvette leaves both in the dust with a ridiculously low price.”
The Car Connection: “The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette’s exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won’t break the bank.”
The Corvette currently appears to be at the top of its game with solid sales numbers, commanding performance, and a price point that can’t be matched in the supercar segment. However, you can be sure that the folks at Chevrolet and General Motors are always trying to push the envelope. That’s why it looks like we’re going to see an all-new Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 coming up for the 2017 model year. If that’s the case, we would expect this high-performance model to surpass the current Z06, which could mean moving beyond 700 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque. Look for this model to arrive sometime around 2016. The sticker price may come in around $150,000.