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Sometimes when you are shopping for a performance sports car, you expect to get stunning good looks combined with speed down the line that is more like your premium executive sedan. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette brushes all those expectations aside with a vehicle bred for the track. From its frame, to fun accessories, to an interior designed to pamper you, at no point will you mistake this machine for anything but a top-tier muscle machine that caters to your passion for power and your personal comfort. From Nappa leather to aluminum pedals to a configurable driver information center, the Corvette comes packed with all the toys you could desire. Read on to learn more about this remarkable machine.

Trims & Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is available in four models, each distinct from the next. Start out in the Stingray with a silhouette reminiscent of the 1980’s version while Brembo brakes, 20-inch Michelin Super Sport ZP summer-only tires, and the reconfigurable instrument cluster with a head-up display ensures you know which century you are experiencing. Next up sits the Grande Sport that blends the best of the track and the freeway. The sport-tuned suspension can generate 1.02 gs while cornering, while the mesh grille, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats add a sense of luxury. Take your ride down to the dragstrip with the Z06. Sporting a carbon fiber hood and roof, a dry-sump oil system, composite floor panels, and a hydroformed aluminum frame, it is ready to blow your competitors away. Leave orbit in the ZR1 Supercar as the four-mode exhaust system announces your departure. The magnetic selective ride control, stanchion-mounted high wing, front under wing, and four front outboard radiators elevate performance to the stratosphere.

Performance

Of course, the Corvette must have an impression engine hiding under the hood. You won’t be disappointed. The Stingray starts out with the 6.2L V8 that propels you forward with 460 horsepower and is able to achieve 60 mph in just 3.7 sec. The Z06 features a supercharged V8 that amps up the excitment to 650 horsepower and foot-pounds of torque. You will blister your tires when you attain 60 mph in jut 2.95 seconds. When you want to ensure victory on the track, the ZR1 Supercar is able to attain a top speed of 212 mph while posting 755 horsepower and 715 ft-lbs of torque. It’s your choice of a 7-speed manual with launch control or the 8-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

What about safety in the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette? Your performance machine will be more concerned about control in the corners which it addresses with active handling that adjusts your suspension as every upcoming bump is detected in the road ahead. Traction control helps to match the speed of each wheel when you attack the corners. The light aluminum space frame resists deformation upon impact, protecting the passenger cage while dissipating energy through the engine compartment. If you have an accident, OnStar automatic crash response will send help your way.

Add-Ons

Of course, when you opt for this unique ride you will have the option of including a premium audio system, navigation, OnStar travel services, and the cache of driving one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road. If you are ready to experience a test drive in a true sports car built for speed from the ground up, it is time to visit your local 2018 Chevrolet Corvette dealer today.