WHY THE CHEVY CORVETTE IS THE DREAM SPORTS CAR FOR MANY
Sometimes dubbed “America’s Sports Car”, the Chevy Corvette has been a fan favorite since its debut in 1953. Chevy honors this dynasty by retaining certain elements of the classic sports car, while also consistently using new technology to improve the handling and performance of the Corvette. The new 2020 Corvette is the eighth generation in a line of highly respected and admired sports cars. Car geeks everywhere have been asking for a mid-engine Corvette to give even better balance and performance while on the road, and now they’ve got it. Read on to learn more about the new and improved Chevy Corvette that people cannot get enough of.
Impeccable Road Performance
New to the 2020 Corvette is a mid-engine design to give more power to the rear wheels and improve driving feel. Switching from the front-engine configuration which was used in the past seven generations of Corvettes was a huge power move for Chevy. With a body more akin to a Ferrari or Lamborghini, the new Corvette has improved handling and balance. The 6.2L LT2 V8 engine packs a huge power punch with 495 hp and 470 lb. ft of torque. This small powerhouse is designed to sit lower in the new Corvette, giving way to improved handling while on the road. Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 is an impressive damping system that assesses road conditions every millisecond to adapt shock absorbers and give you more control in the driver’s seat. This is achieved using an innovative suspension fluid containing metal particles that can respond in as little as 10-15 milliseconds to changes in terrain.
Your Corvette’s eight-speed dual clutch transmission can smoothly shift from gear to gear at lightning fast speeds. Transmission requires no deceleration between shifts, so you can go from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Your Corvette can be adapted to a number of different driving modes including Tour, Weather, Eco, Sport, Track, and a customizable Z mode which you’ll hear more about later.
Half the fun of a Corvette is the ability to drive athletically, but the other half is looking good while in the front seat. Chevy aims to take every aspect of the Corvette, and make it as aerodynamic and visually pleasing as possible. To reduce wind resistance and contribute to a sleek exterior, the door handles, hatch release, and hood release have a hidden design. The extremely light 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are available in two designs with two spoke styles to keep you speedy and stylish.
When buying your dream car, you want even the most minute detail to be exactly as you imagined it. Chevy has made the Corvette customizable to a tee with the ability to personalize colors, wheels, accessories, and even add stripes to your rides. You also can choose between coupe or convertible models without worrying about wind resistance because the windshield is optimized for passable airflow even with the top down.
Interior Design and Comfort
The Corvette’s interior is just as detail-oriented as the exterior, with many aspects able to be customized to your needs. The sporty flat-top and flat-bottom steering wheel is designed for maximum visibility and comfort, and includes large paddle shifters, audio controls, and a Z mode button. Z mode allows the driver even more precision with engine settings that can be customized via the center screen. You can mix and match your favorite settings for engine, transmission, and steering from other driving modes and access them from the touch of a button.
The ultra thin air vents appropriately circulate air while lending to an unobtrusively sleek interior. Inspired by the cockpit of a fighter jet, the climate controls are vertically aligned for easy access and visibility both for the driver and lucky passenger. Chevy gives three seat combinations for you to choose from, each with their own beautiful material and design. The GT1 is perfect for long-distance driving with great lumbar support and a smooth Mulan leather wrapping. GT2 bucket seats have a carbon-fiber trim with Napa leather, and can be customized to include two tones. The competition sport seats are designed to accommodate track driving with aggressive bolsters and reinforced textiles in areas prone to wear and tear.
The cutting edge tech that Chevy has incorporated into other makes is not lost on the Corvette. An 8 inch color touch screen makes it easier than ever to change music or input GPS locations. The novel head-up display can even project your speed or directions onto the windshield so you can keep your eyes on the road while staying informed.
We could not be more excited to show off the new Corvette remodel. If you want to experience the beauty of this sporty specimen in person, stop by Graff Chevrolet Okemos today to be impressed.
Why the Chevy Corvette is the Dream Sports Car For Many