Vehicle Profile: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Since its debut in 1963, the Corvette Stingray has not only set the bar for performance and style but has also repeatedly raised it. Now, with the introduction of the line’s first-ever mid-engine construction, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is once again on the cutting edge. Powerful, striking, and full of innovative technology, this is a generation-defining moment for the iconic sports car.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has always been a powerhouse, but the 2021 model takes things to another level thanks to its mid-engine design. Each of the three available trims — the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT — comes standard with a blisteringly strong 6.2-liter V8 DI engine that belts out an incredible 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. However, adding the available Performance exhaust or Z51 Performance Package dials those figures up to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Z51 Performance Package even allows your Corvette Stingray to launch from 0-60 mph in under three seconds.
This unprecedented power is the direct result of Chevrolet’s engineering prowess and fearless innovation. The engine placement — behind the driver’s seat rather than under the hood — provides optimal weight distribution and allows power to reach the rear wheels in record time. A standard dual-clutch transmission enables lightning-quick acceleration and silky-smooth gear shifts, while available Magnetic Ride Control™ 4.0 utilizes advanced technology to read the road every millisecond and adapt to give you unprecedented control. It’s no wonder that the 2021 Stingray is the most powerful and track-ready Corvette of all time.
Turning heads at high speeds
Whether you’re on the track or tooling around the city, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray not only demands attention but richly deserves it. Its body pays homage to previous generations like the C3 with a low, athletic stance and an angular frame, but also boldly catapults the design into the future with flowing contours and aggressively sharp accents. Chevrolet also offers numerous ways to customize your ride, from 12 available exterior colors to ten racing stripe packages to painted brake calipers. You can also choose either a coupe or convertible body style to express yourself even more.
Brains to match the brawn
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is every bit as smart as it is strong, with a surplus of technology designed to enhance performance and keep you entertained on the road. Every model comes standard with an 8-inch diagonal HD touch-screen infotainment system equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. You can activate a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot to stream your favorite media without burning through your mobile data plan, and a wireless charging station is available to keep your devices from dying on the last lap.
It doesn’t stop there, though. The innovative Drive Mode Selector allows you to fine-tune up to 12 distinct performance elements so you can create a personalized experience. Meanwhile, the available Performance Data Recorder can digitally recreate your most recent drive and evaluate details like acceleration, braking, and more to help you shave those few precious seconds off of your track time. Finally, the available Front Lift system can raise the nose of your Corvette Stingray by nearly two inches so you can avoid scraping against speed bumps and other obstacles.
Peerless in virtually every aspect and thrilling in all, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray isn’t just the next generation of a legend; it’s a mid-engine revolution.
This article is presented by VanDevere Auto Group.