The newest Chevrolet Corvette redesign brings with it a multitude of changes and improvements that are meant to further enhance its position as an epitome of performance and remarkable value. Some of the highlights defining the 2017 Corvette include a comfortable highway cruising nature, awesome V8 power, roomy cargo area, a well-built interior laden with high-tech features, and exceptional handling. The Chevrolet Corvette release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
Updates Confirmed By The Company
Recently, Chevy confirmed what we should expect the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport to offer. With its price starting from $62,000, the Grand Sport Collector Edition offers impressive specs such as a powerful engine that cranks a whopping 455 ponies and 460 lbs. ft. of torque, new, improved standard features, and a premium interior. The power generated helps propel the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Its release date is expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.
Who Are The Main Competitors?
In terms of rival, the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette pretty well competes against every high-end sports car on the planet including Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Porsche 911, BMW M4, and the Nissan GT-R.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R redesign brings increased horsepower, chassis reinforcements, enhanced aerodynamics, available titanium exhaust system, simplified cockpit, redesigned interior, premium accommodation, and an epic performance. The 2017 GT-R price starts from an MSRP of just over $100,000. Its release date is expected before this fall.
The 2017 BMW M4 price starts from an MSRP of about $65,700 for the coupe. BMW hasn’t offered any clues yet but our rendering shows the new model, just like before, will be offered with impressively powerful turbocharged engine, a well-equipped interior, an agreeable ride quality, a sharp and responsive handling, and stout brakes. In terms of the engine specs, the 2017 M4 will probably be offered with the same 3.0 six-cylinder engine that churns an incredible 425 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque in the existing model. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017.
Finally, with the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman price starting from $56,500, various facelifts are available inside and out. The base model, according to Porsche, will come with a 2.0L drivetrain capable of churning out an impressive 300 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. With such power, the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman 0-60 is expected at sub-5.0 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Review of Trims & Body Styles
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette is offered in both coupe and convertible body styles both of which are offered in three trims: Stingray Z06/Z51, and base Stingray. The former model is further split to 1LT, 2LT, AND 3LT trims.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 1LT model offers a sportier suspension system, a dual-mode performance exhaust, slotted brake rotors, twenty-inch rear wheels and nineteen-inch wheels, revised transmission system, dry-sump oiling, an electronic slip differential, an auxiliary audio jack, an eight-inch central infotainment system, Bose audio system, a nine-speaker audio system, eight-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 offers a Z06-specific sport-tuned suspension system, a supercharged engine, front and rear fenders, unique front grille, a heads-up display, a more aggressive aero package, and a carbon fiber hood.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition features yellow accent stitching, race-inspired exterior graphics, a carbon fiber exterior and interior trim, yellow calipers, sport seats, special tires, and all the features of the Z07 Performance package.
What Is The Engine For The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette?
Beneath the hood of both the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Stingray Z51 models is a 455 horsepower- and 460 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 6.2L V8 engine that comes paired to a seven speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission system.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 steps up the ante with a 650 horsepower- and 650 pounds-feet of torque – generating supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that also features the two transmission systems. With the manual, the Corvette Z06 0-60 only takes a blistering 3.5 seconds.
Recent news have it that the no-nonsense 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 with a price tag starting from $150,000, will be offered with a supercharged V8 (currently on the Z06) that should generate a whopping 650 horsepower. Such power, it is estimated, will help propel the Corvette Zora ZR1 from 0-60 mph in just 2,8 seconds, and consequently achieve a top speed within the range of around 215 to 220 mph.
Known Release Date And Price For The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
Rumors allege the newest model should go for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the USA market.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette price starts from an MSRP of $55,400 for the coupe.