USED CHEVROLET CORVETTE OWNER REVIEWS
It is a great car Accelerates and handles terrific nimble great features inside improved seat comfort over previous years lots of standard features including power seats on both sides and premium comfort seats even in base model I do not often use the 7th speed in the transmission
The rear-wheel drive Corvette can be had as a convertible or a coupe. No matter how the design flourishes change over the years, the silhouette always says, "Corvette." Choose from the base model the upscale Z51, each of which has three different trim levels. The last generation ran from 2005-2013, and all are in demand as used vehicles, even though their interiors are not as upscale as the latest generation. The 2009 can achieve a top speed of more than 200 mph due to its supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8. Side airbags became standard in 2010.
In the last 60 years, Chevrolet has created more than 1.3 million Corvettes across six generations. With that in mind, it is easy to understand why the Corvette has become a staple of American culture and the automotive industry. The following models years stand out as distinctive Corvettes: 1953, 1957, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1984, 1990, 1995, 1997, and 2009.
The first Corvette to be unveiled was the 1953 model. The greatness of this car lies in the fact that it was truly unique and the first in its history. If you are seeking a classic car that also delivers unparalleled performance this may not be your choice, because the performance specifications were not the reason this car catapulted into infamy. The beauty of this beast can be seen in the gorgeous fiberglass body. This model is the foundation for every Corvette you see on the road today.
With performance in mind, the 1970 Corvette LT-1 focused more importance on the engine of the vehicle. It made its public appearance when the muscle car era was reaching its performance peak. It was extremely fast for its time and was powered by a 350-cubic-inch small block V8 with 370 horsepower. Prior to this year the popular Corvettes were big-block monsters with 427-and 452-cubic inch beasts under their hoods. The 1970s model changed all that by introducing a well-balanced, high powered, nicely detailed sports car.
In the 1960s mark an amazing era for Corvettes as the 1963 model still remains one of the most alluring muscle cars ever created. The sharp, yet sleek body lines give it an alluring appeal. The looks alone are not the only reason this car is famous. In addition to the body redesign, it also implemented new mechanics and a new name, the "Stingray." This model included rear suspension, better weight rotation (47/53) that improved handling, and hidden twin headlights that were secretly stored behind an electrically operated cover.
If you are a classic car lover, but also want some speed behind the wheels, the 1984 Corvette, the new C4 generation, is one that you should consider. It marks an era of redesign and innovation for the Corvette. The vehicle's body took on sharpened knife-like aesthetics, and a big clamshell hood opened to reveal an engine and exquisite cast-aluminum suspension links. In addition, its 5.7-liter V8 engine enabled it to upstage many competitive Porsches.
If classic muscle cars are not your forte then perhaps you should cast your eyes on the latest 2014 Corvette. Chevy states that: "Precision isn't just a word. For the Designers of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, it was a mantra. Throwing off the constraints of tradition, our world class engineers started from scratch to build a revolutionary lightweight vehicle with the aesthetic impact and the performance prowess worthy of the Stingray emblem." This model has a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, 460 horsepower, 465 lb-ft of torque, and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. If that is not enough to blow your socks off, the standard GT seat is lightweight and constructed of a magnesium frame that cradles the driver for optimal support. The engineering of this model is lighter, more rigid and precise. This helps to ensure an almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Although the beauty and power of this model can be overwhelming, safety is not sacrificed.
The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have yet to rate the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. In spite of this, the 2014 Corvette has numerous amounts of safety features, some of which include active handling stability control, daytime running lights, driver passenger frontal and side-impact air bags, OnStar, performance traction management, traction control and a rear vision camera.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE CORVETTE
- The 2014 Chevy Corvette earned the coveted title North American Car of the Year by 48 automotive journalists.
- Road & Track magazine named Stingray its Performance Car of the Year.
- Chevy has announced that the 2015 Z06 Corvette will use a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of at least 625 hp and 635 pound-feet of torque.