2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1
The 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette ZR1 is an upcoming high-performance version of the eighth-generation Corvette. Likely to debut toward the end of 2020, the Corvette ZR1 should become the range-topping version of the C8 Corvette lineup and sit above the upcoming Corvette Z06. Details are slim as of 2019, but the 2021 Corvette ZR1 should feature a more aggressive and more aerodynamic body, extra carbon-fiber, a V-8 with forced induction (it could even be a hybrid), and a beefed-up chassis packed with race-bred components.
Original rumors claimed that the ZR1 might feature a "Zora" badge in honor of former GM engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, also known as the "father of the Corvette" and the man who experimented with mid-engined Corvette designs back in the day. It seems that this rumor might not become a reality, but the C8 ZR1 could be a massive departure from its predecessor thanks to a hybrid layout and all-wheel drive. Of course, this has yet to be confirmed, but Chevy did admit that the C8 Corvette was developed with electrification in mind. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
2017 Yenko S/C Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Back in the day when muscle cars dominated the American auto consciousness, the name Steve Yenko was regarded as a wizard of performance modifications. As the man who ran Yenko Chevrolet of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Yenko oversaw an aftermarket division that gave birth to the Yenko Camaros, considered today as one of the most sought-after Camaros among enthusiasts of the pony car. Yenko Chevrolet’s run was brief, though, as the company stopped making customized Camaros in the early 80’s, and it wasn’t until 2009 when the name returned to the spotlight with the announcement that General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI) announced its ownership of the Yenko trademark. Fast forward to today and the name “Yenko” has officially returned, albeit on a different model altogether. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the 2017 Yenko S/C Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, a heavily modified Corvette that comes with upgrades galore, none more impressive than a new engine output of 800 horsepower and 750 pound-feet of torque.
The modifications themselves are about as extensive as it’s going to get and the company behind the build of these cars – Specialty Vehicle Engineering – says that the whole custom package for the Corvette took six months to develop. Ultimately, the final product is what you see here and it’s modified looks serve as a nice preview of what’s now lurking under that vented hood.
Unfortunately, a difficult and time consuming build like this one means that SVE isn’t making a lot of them. Only 50 units of the Yenko S/C Chevrolet Corvette are going to be built and those who are interested to get one will have to shell out an extra $46,000 for the modifications alone. That cost is on top of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport’s starting price of $66,445. Do the math and that adds up to $110,445 for an 800-horsepower Corvette Grand Sport that bears the name of the iconic Camaro tuner.
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The Chevrolet Corvette has been an iconic nameplate in the sports car world since its introduction back in 1953. The early hand-built Corvettes powered by inline six-cylinders gave way to larger production quantity and much larger and more powerful V-8 engines. Through the years, the Corvette became more powerful and more technologically advanced, and now, as we are in the Corvette’s seventh generation, the Corvette is more powerful and advanced than ever before.
The C7 Corvette, which was introduced in 2014, also brought about the reintroduction of the Stingray name. With a year under its belt, the 2015 Corvette arrives with a new eight-speed automatic and an optional Performance Data Recorder.
The 2015 Stingray comes complete with a 6.2-liter V-8 that boasts loads of cutting-edge technology despite its old-school cam-in-block, pushrod design. Making 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the V-8 enables 0-to-60 times under four seconds while achieving nearly 30 mpg highway. Other state-of-the art technology surrounds the engine, including a lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber chassis, a complex traction system, and either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
After much anticipation, I finally had the chance to sample the new 2015 Stingray, complete with the all-new (and optional in the Z06) eight-speed automatic transmission and performance exhaust. Fitted with the 2LT Package and ZF1 Appearance Package, but lacking the sporty Z51 Performance Package, my tester took a middle-of-the-road approach to its option list. That certainly didn’t stop fun, however. Keep reading for the full run-down.
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It’s been more than a year since the seventh-generation Corvette arrived in U.S. dealerships, and Chevy’s new sports car is enjoying great success. In fact, it’s so successful that the 2014 SEMA Show features yet another batch of modified Vettes. GM is definitely eager to showcase a bunch of new accessories for its halo car, while some tuning shops give the newly developed LT1 even more power. While that may be enticing for gearheads attending the event, there’s a certain Corvette that highlights a different approach; one that’s more likely to come from customizing programs such as Ferrari’s Tailor Made and Lamborghini’s Ad Personam.
This is what the Corvette Stingray Paul Stanley edition is all about, a one-of-a-kind creation that shows what Chevrolet is capable of when it comes to creating unique vehicles. Of course, this isn’t a limited-edition you’ll be able to purchase at a dealership near you next year, but a bespoke sports car crafted with input from Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley, also known as "The Starchild." Rockstars are known to have a thing for fast cars, and it seems Stanley isn’t keen to give up on his singing career and buy a Toyota Camryjust yet.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Paul Stanley.
The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray has been received with great enthusiasm in its first year on the market, but the V-8-powered sports car is about to lose its halo-car status in 2015, when the supercharged Corvette Z06 is set to step in. That’s not to say the Stingray will lose its appeal, but more and more enthusiasts are likely to aspire to the Z06’s race-bred looks and 650-horsepower LT4 rather than the former’s 460 naturally aspirated ponies. Most of them might not be able to afford the Z06’s $78,995 sticker, but there’s good news coming from Chevrolet’s booth at the 2014 SEMA Show in the form of Z06 parts that can be fitted to regular Stingrays.
Don’t get too excited yet, as these performance-enhancing goodies are only presented as conceptual features, but make sure you keep them fingers crossed as the manufacturer might just offer them through the Chevrolet Performance division in the near future. Chevy is actually looking for feedback from "Corvette enthusiasts around the world about their interest in these concept Z06 parts," and judging by the popularity the C7 Corvette enjoys right now, there’s a chance these Z06 components will find their way to customers looking to update their sports cars.
Until that happens, let’s have a look at which Z06 parts can be fitted to the standard Corvette and to which extent they can improve the Stingray’s potential.
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The SEMA Auto Show isn’t just an event for established aftermarket companies to showcase their latest creations. It’s also a chance for new players in the business to introduce themselves to the industry. This year, Revorix falls under the latter category, and it’s prepared a special program for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The new aftermarket company has just set up its business in Anaheim, California with the sole purpose of creating aftermarket products that highlights a car’s “functional beauty." Seeing as it’s still a relative neophyte in the industry, you can’t fault Roverix from enlisting the help of Rowen Japan, considered as one of the best aftermarket car body specialists in Japan.
Together, the two companies created the Revorix Corvette Package, which features a comprehensive list of new aerodynamic components designed to give the Corvette Stingray a sportier look and improved dynamics. There are no performance upgrades but that’s not overly important when you’re a new entry to the market looking to make a name.
The important thing is to establish yourself first, and one way to do so is to build a body kit that will catch peoples’ attention, which is exactly what it has with the Revorix Corvette Package. It’s a tough task catching some eyes at the SEMA Auto Show, but Revorix, with the help of Rowen Japan, might have the kit to pull it off.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray By Revorix.
The Corvette hit showrooms in 1953 with a 150-cubic-inch six-pot under its hood and a 10-plus-second 0-to-60-mph time. It was no speed demon, but it was the foundation that the greatness that is the Corvette was build upon. The C1 Corvette was also the last time we saw a production model without pop-up headlights before the C6 generation debuted in 2005. In 2014, the C7 and its wild, European styling hit the market, giving Ferrari and other premium brands a reason to check out what’s going on in America. Following that up was the Z06 in 2015 that made all the Euro supercars stand up and take notice.
With the new 2014 Corvette Stingray already in showrooms, we all knew that we were going to soon see a more powerful version. And now that has become a reality, as Chevrolet revealed the potent 2015 Corvette Z06 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
The Corvette Z06 will keep enthusiasts happy until the the new ZR1 model hits the market, if it ever finds its way onto the market.
Just like the previous Z06, the 2015 model, will be offered with a more aggressive exterior look, a more powerful engine, sport suspension and a new, high-performance brake system. General Motors is also offering an optional Z07 kit that will transform the new Corvette Z06 will deliver unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce - in fact the best in any GM model ever.
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It’s no secret the Corvette C7 Stingray is a hot performer. With its 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, the C7 launches itself to 60 mph in a very respectable 3.9 seconds. Its handling is spectacular too, thanks in part to the Magnetic Ride Control shocks and other Z51-specific parts. However, improvements can always be made.
That’s where one tuner company based in Germany steps in. GeigerCars has developed a performance upgrade kit that includes new coil-over shocks, a carbon-fiber body kit, and an Eaton supercharger. That last bit helps the Stingray’s 6.2-liter V-8 produce an extra 128 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. Now pushing out 582 horses and 558 pound-feet, the Vette’s trap time should be noticeably quicker. In fact, GeigerCars claims the Vette’s new top speed is 198 mph. That’s a big improvement over the stock Stingray’s 178-mph top speed.
While General Motor’s Magnetic Ride Control allows for firmness adjustments, it doesn’t lower the car. That’s where the KW Variant 3 coil-over socks that adjust vertically between 10 and 35 mm (0.39 to 1.38 inches) up front and 15 and 45 mm (0.59 to 1.77 inches) out back come into play. Bespoke forged wheels sized 255/30R19 and 305/25R20 wheels on the front and rear, respectively, are lighter than the stock units and provide a unique look.
GeigerCars offers its kit for the coupe and convertible Corvette. There’s no final word on pricing, but with the extra 128 horsepower and higher top speed for those German Autobahns, whatever the tuner decides to charge will likely be worth it.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray by GeigerCars.
The Corvette hit showrooms in 1953 with a petite six-pot under its hood and a sluggish 10-plus-second 0-to-60-mph time. Sure, it was slow and rather un-Corvette-like, but it was the model that launched the greatness that is the Corvette. The C1 Corvette was also the last time we saw a production model without pop-up headlights before the C6 generation debuted in 2005. In 2014, the C7 hit the market with heavily revised styling. Following that up was the Z06 in 2015 that made all the Euro supercars stand up and take notice and now we have a convertible version of the mighty Z06..
The big deal about it is that this is the first factory-built Corvette Z06 Convertible since 1963, when Chevy introduced the said package as a performance update for endurance racing. It was actually called "RPO Z06" and included a larger-diameter front anti-roll bar, a vacuum brake booster, a dual master cylinder, larger shocks, and stiffer springs.
Because it also came with a gas tank that was nearly double the size of standard 20-gallon tank, the package was only available on coupe models at first. However, the manufacturer says that one convertible was fitted with the Z06 bundle that year.
Getting back to the newly-revealed model, Chevrolet claims the Z06 Convertible represents "the culmination of more than four years developing an all-new, all-aluminum structure." You see, because the new structure is much more stiffer than the previous Z06, the drop-top sports car needed no structural reinforcements, which means its curb weight won’t be affected by missing a fixed roof.
Update 8/22/2014: GM has revealed the Corvette Z06 Convertible’s base price of $83,995. See all of the details after the jump.
Updated 01/23/2015: We’ve added a series of new images from the car’s official debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.
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After months of speculation, spy shots and “leaked” 3-D images raising the anticipation level and the excitement of the fanboy in us, here it is folks, The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and yes, the iconic Stingray name is back since it was last seen in the C3 ‘Vette.
As promised, Chevrolet has taken off the wraps of what’s arguably one of its most highly anticipated cars. This is the day we at TopSpeed have been waiting for since all of this C7 talk started.
Rather than calling it the “Corvette,” Chevy boldly calls it the “New Corvette.” Calling it “new” is absolutely correct, as everything on the car is brand new. From a new design to a new powertrain to a brand new interior, Chevrolet has revolutionized every nook and cranny of the `Vette. But it still has that modern Corvette philosophy that has been retained for the past six generations, maybe even made it better.
Updated 04/27/2015: Chevrolet announced a series of upgrades for the 2016 Corvette Stingray, including some new design packages and new technologies.
Continue reading to enjoy our full review and check out whether we were impressed by the all new ‘Vette or if we think Chevy could’ve done better.
Callaway has been making production cars faster since the 1970s with a special focus on Corvettes. The company’s latest beast is this 2014 C7 Stingray SC627 modified with a supercharger and an innovative intercooler setup for maximum thermal efficiency. Jumping right to the good stuff, the supercharger pushes the 6.2-liter, small block V-8 to 627 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. What’s more, those numbers are SAE certified. In comparison with the stock LT1 V-8, the SC627 Vette makes 167 more horsepower and 145 more pound-feet of torque.
Callaway does this by not only throwing a supercharger in the LT1’s vee, but also by keeping temperatures in check. The system uses three liquid-to-air intercoolers and a totally revised air intake system help keep things cool under heavy throttle. Callaway’s supercharger also extends past the hood, allowing for generous airflow over its top. Not to mention its size wouldn’t fit under the stock C7 hood.
The 2.3-liter supercharger has a high helix angle in a four-lobe rotor pack for compressing incoming air. A new long-runner manifold helps increase the LT1’s mid-range torque. This helps the engine make an impressive 500 pound-feet of toque at only 2,200 rpm. Its full torque peak of 610 pound-feet happens at 4,400 rpm, well within the engine’s usable rev range. For the full 627 ponies, the LT1 needs to rev to 6,400 rpm. If you’re keeping score, that’s only 23 horsepower and 40 pound-feet less than the upcoming Corvette Z06.
Performance comes at a price, though, and the Callaway’s supercharger package starts at $22,995 – not including the cost of the stock C7 Stingray.
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Renowned Chevrolet Corvette tuner SuperVettes is hard at work building its next project for the new Corvette Stingray. If there’s anything to go by the promises of SuperVettes owner Jason Hunkler, this project is shaping up to be the best widebody kit made for the American sports car.
It’s a task that’s far easier said than done given the current availability of a multitude of programs for the Corvette Stingray. But Hunkler remains steadfast in the awesomeness of the SV7 kit his company is building for the Corvette, telling the C7 Stingray forum that the kit "will rival the looks of the Corvette Z06" and will come with an engine modification that will be "beyond the standard specs of the new Z06."
Clearly, the man isn’t lacking confidence and with it. Hunkler even released a rendering of the new SV7 program. One look at it and you can immediately tell that the front section of the Corvette will take on a completely modified look. We’re quite not sure if the angle of the rendering plays a part in it, but those wheel arches look pretty huge from our vantage point. The headlights do retain their configuration but there’s also something about the vented hood that looks different, like there’s a little more vertically to it than the standard Z06.
This is par for the course for an aftermarket company that has given us some pretty wild programs over the years. Can you remember the SV8.R C7 aero kit the company unveiled late last year to a limited production? That kit cost $59,995, not including the donor car, but if you saw the finished product, you probably would’ve paid for one, too.
It’s reasonable to expect great things for SuperVettes’ SV7 program. There’s definitely a lot going on with it. And hey, anytime you have guys doing 3D scanning on anything, as the photos below will tell you, you know it’s being done for a reason.
Therein lies the appeal of the SV7 program. Even if its far from complete, we can appreciate the fact that SuperVettes is essentially taking us on a step-by-step guide on how to build it. By the time the SV7 is completed, there’s a good chance that we’ll already know how the kit came to life.
For now, though, it’s still a waiting game until the car makes its debut later this year.
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Introduced at last year’s SEMA Show, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pacific Concept was Chevrolet’s idea of customizing the C7 Corvette to look like a race car, without applying any powertrain modifications or taking its road-legal status away. Finished in a flashy, "look at me!" Torch Red exterior with a pair of Satin Black racing stripes across its nose, hood and rear end, the Corvette Pacific Concept took center stage in Las Vegas and, apparently, all that attention prompted Chevrolet to roll out a similar package for the 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe.
Unlike the Atlantic Design Package that adds a few exterior updates and almost no cabin upgrades, the Pacific Design Package is more extensive and aimed at customers that either like to take their Corvette at the track or enjoy the racing-oriented appearance.
Before we jump to the details, we’d like to point out that the Pacific Design Package is exclusive to Z51-equipped coupes in either 2LT and 3LT trim. And like any 2015 Corvette Stingray, it can be ordered with the all-new eight-speed automatic tranny with paddle shifters and the Performance Data Recorder.
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If you found the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic Concept showcased at the 2013 SEMA Show to be an attractive drop-top, then you might as well start saving some money because Chevy has just announced that the vehicle will be put into production.
Specifically, due to strong success the concept car has enjoyed during SEMA, the automaker decided to create an Atlantic Design Package that turns a regular Corvette Stingray Convertible into a special edition sports car with unique exterior and interior features.
Available on Z51-equipped models selected in 2LT and 3LT trims, the package is inspired, according to Chevy, "by the luxury and performance of private jets seen at European vacation destination." However, the cabin only benefits from Stingray floor mats, so don’t expect for additional premium appointments aside from what you get with the Corvette Z51 and a set of custom luggage.
Exterior changes, on the other hand, are more noticeable, with several bespoke parts and graphics added to the body. Powertrain remains unaltered, which means customers will get the 6.2-liter V-8 engine and the 460 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque that come with the performance exhaust.
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The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette was launched with great success in the 2014 model year, grabbing numerous awards, including the TopSpeed Car of the Year, and exceeding GM’s initial expectations in terms of sales. In fact, demand for the 2014 Corvette Stingray was so high it prompted Chevrolet to adjust 2015 pricing in line with demand by increasing the sports car’s MSRP by $2,000.
The vehicle’s popularity is likely to continue into the 2015 model year as well, although the Corvette Stingray is not scheduled to receive too many updates. Needless to say, the C7 is fresh enough to give its competitors a run for their money without any visual or performance-related enhancements.
On the other hand, Chevrolet has been working on numerous ways to improve the Corvette Stingray in other areas, such as fuel economy and driving experience, and it appears to have obtained that by developing an all-new gearbox.
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Sports cars continue to infiltrate the silver screen in superhero movies, and now it is the Corvette Stingray’s turn to have a taste of Hollywood fame. In the new "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" movie that is due out on April 4th, Black Widow — one of the many S.H.I.E.L.D. superheros — will drive an all-black 2014 Corvette Stingray.
There are no specifics on this deep, gloss-black `Vette, but it will be on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Unfortunately, the stunning and dangerous Black Widow herself will not be there. But, Chevy will be passing out a limited-edition Captain America comic book to commemorate the collaboration of Marvel and the Stingray.
On top of the gloss-black paint job, the initial images of the Black Widow Stingray show a set of black rims that help complete this the package. Stay tuned for more details on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Black Widow, but don’t look for a special edition model in dealers, as I’m pretty sure this car is for the movies only.
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As the new Chevrolet Corvette is the star of the week, we will continue in the same spirit and present to you the Corvette SC610 developed by Callaway Cars. The new SC610 Package will be available starting in spring of 2014 and will be priced at $22,995 on top of the base Corvette Stingray price.
What’s really cool about this new SC610 package is the extra power it adds to the already potent Stingray. Callaway’s newest creation boosts the 6.2-liter, V-8 engine to a mighty 610 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and a 556 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm.
In order to obtain the extra 150 horsepower, the new kit includes an Eaton TVS four-lobe, high-helix-rotor supercharger, a Honker high-flow intake and a new Double-D stainless-steel exhaust system. What’s really neat is that this supercharger actually pokes out of a hood a bit, and Callaway accents this by adding in a carbon-fiber hood surround.
With the extra power, the new Corvette SC610 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and will run the quarter mile in 11 seconds at a speed of 125 mph. Top speed is rumored to be somewhere in the 200 mph area.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette SC610 By Callaway.
Chevrolet has just pulled the covers off its highly anticipated C7.R, the racing version of its new C7 Corvette Stingray. The news falls with the unveiling of the new Corvette Z06, the car the C7.R shares many design and performance attributes with. The two beasts were co-developed to take full advantage of the engineering expertise and technology both versions of the Vette use to succeed.
The C7.R features the same fuel-saving/power-making direct injection technology as the production C7 Z06, though used on a 5.5-liter V-8 instead of the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 - all mounted to a highly-ridged aluminum frame. Vents, scoops, extractors, wings, and underbody panels all act together in reducing drag and creating down force.
The lessons learned on the race tract with the outgoing C6.R were key in assisting designers and engineers in developing the current C7 and more so the C7 Z06. For more info on the new production model 2015 Corvette Z06, check out TopSpeed’s full coverage.
Updated 01/23/2015: We’ve added a series of new images taken during the car’s presentation at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.
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Once Chevrolet dropped the newCorvette Stingray, it was just a matter of time before the convertible version would hit the market.
Today was the day, as the new Stingray Convertible made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The convertible version is nearly identical to the coupe version, except of course, its three-ply fabric top that opens and closes at speeds up to 30 mph. The convertible version also features sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window, which both contribute to a quieter cabin and a more premium appearance.
The new Stingray Convertible will be put on sale in late 2013.
Updated 04/26/13: GM has just released nearly all of the pricing details on the Corvette Stingray Convertible, as well as standard features and options. See the details after the jump.
Updated 12/17/2013: Chevrolet unveiled a new set of high res images for the convertible version of the seventh generation Corvette. Check the picture gallery to find them all!
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Do you have your wallet ready for the Black Friday? If you don’t, maybe it’s time to start saving, as Chevrolet has a very wide list of gifts to choose from, including a new special-edition model based on the seventh-generation Corvette Convertible 3LT.
Chevrolet has dubbed this models the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition, and it will be limited to only 550 units. The new model will be priced to $77,450 and will arrive at dealerships in early 2014.
All the 550 units come draped in Lime Rock Green paint combined with a Brownstone suede interior and plenty of carbon-fiber accents to go around. The model will come fitted with the Z51 Performance Package, Magnetic Selective Ride Control and the variable tuned performance exhaust system. It rides on unique wheels with Stingray-logo center caps and special "Stingray" sill plates.
On top of the stunning additions to the car itself, Chevy is also including a five-piece set of Corvette-branded luggage from Thule.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible and this new special edition.