Now in its seventh generation, the rear-wheel-drive 2019 Chevrolet Corvette continues to push the envelope for what is possible from an affordable, efficient, made-in-America sports car.
Styling is sharp, with purposeful lines that afford the car a slippery .29 drag coefficient. Body materials include a carbon fiber hood and roof panel, while the doors, fenders, quarter panels and rear hatch all benefit from lighter density sheet molding over the previous car. On convertibles, the power convertible top is operable at speeds up to 30 mph. The Corvette features an aluminum space frame that is 99 pounds lighter than its predecessor yet 57 percent stiffer, while a carbon nano-composite floorpan replaces the heavier balsa sandwich construction of the previous generation.
Inside, the Corvette boasts stands on par with some of Europe's best. The driving position is near perfect, and the seats are vastly improved over previous generations with increased comfort and better support for hard driving. An 8-inch touchscreen dominates the center console, while soft-touch materials are abundant. Finally, the car offers 15 cubic-feet of cargo room under the rear hatch--enough to hold luggage, golf clubs, or all the money saved by not buying a Porsche 911.
The heart of the Corvette, is of course, its powerplant. The 6.2L V8 delivers 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled to a standard 7-speed manual transmission that features Active Rev Matching, which blips the throttle during up- and down-shifts, eliminating the need for heel-and-toeing by the driver during braking. The combination is good enough to propel the Corvette from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds, while also returning 17 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. An 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional, as is a performance exhaust, which increases output to 460 horses.
Coupes and convertibles both come in standard models and high-performance Z51 guise, which allows for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. The Z51 Performance Package adds larger wheels (19-inch front and 20-inch rear) with Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP summer-only tires, a dry sump oil system, electronic limited slip differential, larger front brakes (13.6-inch vs. 12.6-inch) with slotted rotors, performance gear ratios, special suspension components, differential and transmission cooling and an aerodynamic package to reduce lift and improve high-speed stability. Chevy's trick Magnetic Selective Ride Control is optional across the model line.
The 1LT, or base trim, offers a 9-speaker Bose audio system, HD digital radio, high-definition wide-angle rearview camera, keyless access with push-button start, power tilt/telescopic steering column, 8-way power leather seats, two 8-inch HD color displays and a Driver Mode Selector, which allows drivers to customize the driving experience by selecting one of five distinct modes: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track, each of which adjusts steering, throttle, traction and more.
2LT Corvettes get heated and ventilated seats with Corvette emblems, an upgraded Bose sound system, auto-dimming mirrors, Chevy's color head-up display and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year subscription. Finally, 3LT Corvettes offer all of the above plus a custom leather-wrapped interior with Nappa leather seating, navigation and color-matched instrumentation to the interior.
The Z06 package adds a supercharger to the big V8, resulting 640 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet claims that 0-60 runs are achievable in less than 3 seconds in the Z06. Available as either a coupe or a convertible and with either an automatic or a manual transmission, the Z06 has the necessary performance to rival just about any vehicle on the road. The Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package adds Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber ground effects, a suede competition sport seat, steering wheel and shifter and more.
If 640 horsepower just isn't enough, the new for 2019 ZR1 offers up an almost unbelievable 755 horsepower from the same V8 that powers the Z06 attached to a bigger supercharger. Available with an aggressive aero package that has been proven to provide usable downforce on a race track, the ZR1 turns the Corvette into a supercar that can take on just about anything both on the road around a race track.
Chevrolet's Performance Data Recorder is available on all Corvettes and provides advanced telemetry to help improve driving performance. The system records all aspects of a drive, including real-time audio and video and up to 34 channels of performance data. Depending on the chosen setting, recorded metrics include speed, rpm, throttle and braking inputs, g-force, location-based track maps, suspension inputs, lap times, 0-60 mph time, 0-100-0 runs, or even little more than driver point-of-view audio and video captured on a scenic drive through the country.
Standard safety features in all Corvette Stingrays include stability and traction controls, a rearview camera, driver and passenger front and side airbags and a 6-month OnStar subscription.
Advanced Handling Dynamics
Impressive Fuel Economy
2019 brings the addition of the Corvette ZR1 to the lineup. The ZR1 has classically marked the zenith of Corvette trims, slotting above even the mighty Z06 in the lineup. The new ZR1 doesn't disappoint either, with even more supercharged horsepower, wider tires and aggressive aero. Available in either coupe or convertible body styles, the ZR1 is a true supercar that still offers the daily drivability of a Corvette.
The Chevrolet Corvette has always been a performance bargain, and the latest iteration is no exception. With a base MSRP of $55,450, it offers world-class performance and handling at half the price of sports cars from Europe. Even more impressive, the 2019 Corvette delivers amazing fuel economy for a 455-horsepower car, with an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
Z51 Performance Package includes (J55) performance brakes, (J6A) Black-painted calipers, slotted brake rotors, (Z52) dry sump oil system, (FE3) Z51 performance suspension, specific shocks, springs and stabilizer bars, (NPP) performance exhaust, performance gear ratios, (G96) Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), (KNR) rear differential cooler, transmission cooling and an Aero Package
Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI (460 hp [343 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 465 lb-ft of torque [627.8 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
Transmission, 7-speed manual with Active Rev Matching with Z51 performance ratios
Exhaust, performance aggressive exhaust sound, with 4" polished stainless-steel tips
Wheels, Z51-style 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 20" x 10" (50.8 cm x 25.4 cm) rear
Tires, P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, summer-only, run flat (Do not use summer only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to https://my.chevrolet.com/learnAbout/chevrolettires or see your dealer.)
Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon LED park and turn signals and Daytime Running Lamps
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front intermittent
Audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM/HD stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice-activated technology for radio and phone; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
Audio system feature, Bose advanced 10-speaker system with bass box
SiriusXM Radio Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (SiriusXM subscription extended to a full year. IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Chevrolet 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first); EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Antenna, integral, hidden
Seats, GT bucket
2LT interior trim seats, console, door armrests and instrument panel brow in interior color selected
Seat adjusters, driver and passenger 8-way
Seat adjusters, power bolster and power lumbar
Seats, heated and vented driver and front passenger
Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces
Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, auxiliary input jack and storage
Theft-deterrent system, body security content and unauthorized entry electrical
Hatch release, push button open
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and dedicated passenger controls and outside temperature display
Air filtration system with pollen filter
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
Visors, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
Storage, with electric locking glovebox, behind screen storage, center console and rear compartment with cover
Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
Traction control, all-speed
Curb View cameras, front
Rear Vision Camera wide view
Airbags, frontal and side-impact, driver and passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use seat belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with airbags. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
OnStar and Chevrolet connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Fleet orders receive a 3-month trial. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Chevrolet Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)