2016 Corvette Stingray

The 2016 Corvette Stingray exhibits an enticing design that’s both practical and stylish. It embraces state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the classic automobile’s essence. In the new Corvette, these elements come together to enhance the car’s overall performance in every category. 

Changes in the 2016 Stingray 

Changes for 2016 include exterior colors. Racing Yellow is the replacement for Velocity Yellow while Long Beach Red Metallic is taking over for Crystal Red. With the release of the 2016 Corvette Stingray, Chevy is lending a helping hand to car buyers when it comes to designing their new sports car. Three new packages are available. They include Spice Red, Twilight Blue and Jet Black Suede. The packages come with color options like Shark Gray, Arctic White or Blade Silver as well as Black. If buyers purchase a convertible, then the top will come in different shades according to the package selected. For instance, buyers who choose the Twilight Blue package will receive a blue top while those who select the Spice Red package will be buying a car with a red top. Striping is available with some packages as are accent vents and wing rear spoilers. 

2016 Corvette Specifications 

In the 2016 Corvette Stingray, Chevy included a LT1 6.2L small block V-8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 460-pound feet of torque. The car’s performance capabilities come from cutting-edge technologies like the advanced combustion system, continuously variable valve timing and the active fuel management system. Butterfly valves provide more operating finesse when the vehicle reaches cruising speeds in its fuel saving mode. The LT1 engine is available with a new seven speed manual transmission. Drivers can activate or deactivate this option. 

The vehicle’s powertrain permits drivers of the manual transmission Z51 model to reach 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. The eight-speed automatic is one second faster. Not only is the 2016 Corvette Stingray fast, but it is also capable of delivering solid fuel efficiency ratings. For city driving, the seven-speed manual transmission model registered at 17 miles per gallon while long distance drives on the highway averaged 29 miles per gallon. 

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2016 Corvette Stingray in Spice Red 2016 Corvette Stingray in Jet Black Suede


The Interior 

Chevy didn’t overlook the interior of the 2016 Corvette Stingray. This year’s interior updates include detailed and elegant stitching on the Napa leather trim seats. Also, two seat choices are available. The GT seats provide general comfort while the Competition Sport seats feature enhanced side bolstering to give drivers and passengers more support when they feel the need for speed. To keep the car pristine, a front-parking camera is included on the 2LT and the 3LT trim models. 

The 2016 Corvette Z06

In the 2016 Corvette Z06, car buyers can choose from a number of new options and features, which include: 

  • A B92 Carbon Fiber Hood 
  • Two-tone GT seats that are available in gray or red
  • An accessory steering wheel 
  • A performance data recorder icon for Chevy’s MyLink screen 

Driving Impressions

The 2016 Corvette Z06’s design team built the chassis and the suspension to make the most of the vehicle’s structure, which is lighter and stiffer in the 2016 model. This manufacturing detail permitted the Corvette’s engineers to tweak the steering and suspension to give drivers a nimble and receptive driving experience. 

The ZR1 Racing Model

In 1955, Zora Arkus Duntov became a member of the Corvette design team, and he was interested in improving the car’s speed and performance. Throughout his years on the team, Duntov was responsible for several of the car’s record-breaking accomplishments. He even founded the Grand Sport racing program. The ZR1 model Corvette features Zora’s name, and it will be a separate edition from the new lineup. When the carmaker introduces it, the vehicle will be the eighth generation, or C8, model. This edition is expected to feature a modified version of the C7’s aluminum chassis along with an enhanced form of the supercharged V8 engine. It’s predicted to be able to reach speeds that exceed 200 miles per hour.