The Chevrolet Corvette C7 is a sports car made by the Chevrolet division of GM. After the 2016 model, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition continues to bear the Corvette Stingray name since the 1976 third generation model. When you think of a sports car, Chevrolet Corvette C7 is one of the first ones that comes to mind. And here’s why…
The basic design of the2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition is based on the Corvette Stingray model and the car boosts of similar features such as a chiseled sporty exterior with exquisite paint work. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette C7 is available as either convertible or coupe models. The convertible features a drop-down roof that can be raised or lowered either remotely or manually through the press of a button located on the left side of the cockpit. One unique aspect about the Chevrolet C7’s roof is that the driver will be able to either raise or lower the roof while in cruising at speeds of up to 50 km/hr.
The current trend for most high performance sports cars is to strip down the car to the bare minimal in order to reduce the car’s weight. However, The Corvette C7 has not opted for this approach. The car’s packs an array of hi-tech and luxury features in its interior that serves to enhance its reputation as both a luxury and high-performance vehicle.
Despite its sporty heritage, the C7’s interior is an embodiment of luxurious motoring. The finest and highest quality leather is used for the seats, the steering wheel, the door handles and other interior components. Attractive ultra bright lightening characterizes the instrument panel serving to enhance both visibility and general aesthetics. The car’s infotainment unit features a center console tablet like high definition unit. Moreover, one can easily customize the car’s infotainment system with apps that perform various functions. The appeal of the infotainment system has further been enhanced by the huge display LED screens that makes it possible to see what is being displayed even when the roof has been lowered.
Engine and performance
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette C7 is powered by a 6.2 litre V8. This massive engine is able to churn out up to 460 horsepower propelling the vehicle from knot to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and this makes the C7 one of the fastset high performance sports cars in the world. The vehicle’s performance has been enhanced by the fact that the massive engine 6.2 litre engine is able to develop 470 lb-ft torque. The C7 also features a performance package referred to as Z51 performance package that improves the performance of the car under extreme driving conditions.
Corvette cars are renowned for their manual transmission systems and the C7 is poised to maintain this tradition. The vehicle transmission system is 7 speed manual gear box that is designed to enhance the overall stability of the car. Precisely, the location of the transaxle make it possible for the C7 to have a balanced out weight distribution and this is ideal as far s the overall stability of the car is concerned. The transmission system has also been optimized for seamless transmission during up-shifts and downshifts.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Release date and Price
The New 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition is not what one would call a cheap car but those with pockets deep enough to afford the C7 will definitely find value for their money. In the United States, the car will retail at $78,000 making out of reach for the common folks. Finally, the car will be made available to the market in March 2018.