Often referred to as a true American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most famous and oldest brands in the world. Starting from a rather modest six cylinders in 1953 to the 650 horsepower Z06, the Corvette has changed considerably over time, yet always retains the key aspects of performance and style that make it a Vette.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is a two-seat sports car that is available in convertible and coupe body types. The Stingray, Z51 and Grand Sport are split into 1LT, 2LT and 3LT sub trim, while the Z06 comes in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ sub trim.
The rear-wheel-drive 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Z51 and Grand Sport are powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A performance exhaust increases output to 460 hp is available on the Stingray and included on the Z51 and Grand Sport models.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 gets a supercharger that boasts 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matched downshifts is standard, while an eight-speed automatic is optional.
In track testing, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 coupe with the manual transmission hit 60 mph in a just 4.1 seconds. The automatic quicker in 4.0 second. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a manual transmission take only 3.5-second to pass 60 mph.
EPA fuel-economy estimated at 19 mpg combined (16 city/25 highway) with the manual and (19/15/26) for the automatic. The Z06 rated at (18/15/22) with the manual and (16/13/23) with the automatic.