With its easy-to-drive nature, epic performance, advanced features, stylish design, and breathtaking performance, the new 2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray might just be the fun you’ve missing out on. Its release date should be expected late this year.
Some of the defining features for the Stingray for 2017 include an exceptional handling for both the Z06 and Z51 trims, awesome V8 power, remarkable value, comfortable highway cruising, and a well-appointed and high-quality interior finish.
The 2017 Stingray gains a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, a power closing trunk, two-tone seats, adaptive suspension dampers, race inspired features and styling, and addition of both the Pacific and Atlantic packages.
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The new 2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray is one of them. This is one notable luxury sports car that comes equipped with all the sporting tidbits to make your TV and games’ fascinations true. Although the previous generation of this coveted vehicle never managed to make a cut in the automotive scene, the opposite is true for the 2017 Stingray.
The new model boasts of sumptuous, sleek and well-appointed cabin, cutting edge features, and supercar-grade performance. And unlike its faulty predecessors, the new model doesn’t come with any downsides whatsoever apart from the hefty price tag that might force your kids to miss the college fun. Otherwise, the gonzo is intricately designed to offer a wholesome appeal and performance never seen before in a Corvette.
In terms of the competition, the new Corvette will have to face other high-end sports cars out there including and not limited to the 2017 BMW M4, 2017 Porsche Cayman, 2017 Porsche 911, and the 2017 Nissan GT-R.
Available Trims – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The new 2017 Stingray comes in two trims: base, Z51, and the performance-themed Z51/Z06. The base and the Z51 trim are further subdivided into subtrims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trims, while the Z06 if offered in 1LZ, 2LZ, and the 3LZ trims.
Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray
The ILT Stringray comes standard with a power-closing trunk, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 19” rear wheels, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, Brembo brakes, an eight-way power front seats, heated mirrors, automatic climate control (dual-zone), and cruise control. The same cabin comes fitted with an 8” display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Apple CarPlay connectivity, satellite and HD radio, USB ports, Bose sound system, and OnStar integration.
Springing for the Stingray Z51 ILT gets you a performance exhaust (dual-mode), dry-sump oiling for the V8 engine, a differential cooler, revised transmission gear ratios, larger front brakes, 19” front and 20” aft wheels, an electronic limited-slip differential, and exterior aero trim.
Going the 2LT way gets you driver memory settings, a heads-up display, ventilated and heated power lumbar seats, rearview and driver-side mirrors, front-view parking cameras, a 10-speaker premium sound system, and an interior-color console with an armrest.
The 3LT Stingray adds an interior-color instrument panel, extended surface coverage, a unique Performance Data Recorder, synthetic-suede upper interior trim, and a leather upholstery.
Options are available for both the base and Z51 trims such as adaptive suspension dampers, upgraded traction management, summer performance tires, and a Z51-style rear spoiler.
The Stingray Z06 comes fitted with a power soft-top, and a removable roof panel, The 1LZ version of the Z06 comes equipped with larger brakes, a carbon-fiber hood, a supercharged engine, a heads-up display, a more aggressive aero package, wider tires, rear and front fenders, and a unique rear and front fascia.
Engine Specs- 2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray
A 6.2 V8 powerplant rated at 455 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque powers the needs of both the base Stingray and Stingray Z51 trims. You get an extra 5 horsepower if you opt for the available performance exhaust. An eight-speed transmission system and a seven-speed manual available with a launch control mode are provided.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the Stingray stand at 29/17/21 mpg in the highway/city/combined with the manual, and 29/16/20 mpg with the automatic.
Generating 650 horsepower and 650 lbs. of torque is a 6.2L V8 engine behemoth. The manual-equipped Z06 returns 22/15/18 mpg in the highway/city/combined, and 23/13/16 mpg with the automatic.
Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length: 176.9 in
Width: 73.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3506 lb
Top Speed: 181 mph
0-60: 3.7 sec
MPG: 17/29 mpg city/highway
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Night Race Blue Metallic, Shark Gray Metallic, Torch Red …
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price & Release Date – 2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray
Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $59,400 for the Corvette Convertible, $55,400 for the Corvette Coupe, $79,400 for the Corvette Z06 w/1LZ, $82,965 for the Corvette Z06 w/2LZ, and $88,345 for the 2017 Chevy Corvette Z06 w/3LZ.
The release date should be expected late this year.