2017 Chevrolet Corvette near Cleveland, OH
The 2017 Corvette features some minor changes for the new year, including a new Grand Sport model. This powerful American-made sports car is ready to give any overseas model a run for its money. Here is what you need to know about the 2017 Corvette.
The Corvette is offered as a coupe or convertible.There are 4 trims, including the Stingray, the Z51, the Z06, and the new Grand Sport (a blend of the Z51 and the Z06). The coupe features a removable roof panel that fits in the trunk, and the convertible a power soft top you can put up or down while the car is moving.
The Corvette has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All models come with a seven-speed automatic transmission with an option of an eight-speed manual. You can also choose a Performance Package for the Z51 to add better brakes, and upgrade the suspension and tires. This Vette goes from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds with manual transmission, but the automatic is even faster. The new Corvette is one of the best-performing. The vehicle stays planted on the road when cornering, and the responsive steering gives drivers confidence. The Grand Sport takes the Z06's handling and the Stingray's power.
The Corvette has climate-controlled seats, and an infotainment center that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and all the controls face the driver. There's also the Magnetic Ride Control system that allows you to select ride quality; and 15 cubic feet of cargo space in the coupe and 10 in the convertible.
All Corvette models come with anti-lock brakes and side air bags, and a rearview camera. Optional features include lane departure warning, brake assist, and a heads up display on some trims.