With each iteration of any model, each marque moves closer and closer to achieving perfection of design, and the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is no exception to this rule.
Revealed in a press release alongside the Corvette Z06 C7.R‘s April 24 introduction, the Corvette’s newest updates are mostly aesthetic in nature, and include three new design packages, new options for the exterior color, updated wheel designs and more. From the tech point of view, Magnetic Ride Control is now available on cars that don’t opt for the Z51 package, and a front curb view parking camera is available for the 2LT and 3LT.
Performance numbers come from the Stingray’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8, which produces an impressive 455 hp and 460 lb-ft. These numbers are increased if the performance exhaust system is selected, bringing the totals up to 460 hp and 465 lb-ft. The Z51-equipped models with manual transmission can expect a 0 to 60 mph run in just 3.8 seconds, while reaching a quarter mile in 12 seconds at a speed of 119 mph.
The three new design packages are truly the most significant alteration to the Stingray’s third iteration, with each focusing on a different color as the main theme. The Twilight Blue design theme features four options for the exterior color, Shark Gray, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Night Race Blue, with a blue top on all convertible versions. The interior is fully Twilight Blue, while there’s an optional tri-color stripe package.
The Spice Red package also offers four exterior color choices, Shark Gray, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, with a Spice Red top on all convertibles. The interior features the same color as the convertible top. The Jet Black Suede design package includes, a Jet Black sueded microfiber interior, while the exterior color options are Black, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Torch Red.
All three design packages include a wing rear spoiler and polished motorsport wheel, while the Jet Black Suede option offers a microfiber steering wheel.
Take a look through the gallery below to see this newest version of the Corvette Stingray, and then take a moment to browse our exclusive Corvette listings to find the perfect model for your collection.
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