There have been a lot of fuss happening about the 2018 Corvette Stingray. The seventh generation of this Corvette is said to come in the last stage of production, test, and also development at one of their plants in Milford, Michigan. It seems that the company is confident enough with the development of the chassis, aero, and also engine updates that they believe that the new ZR1 will deliver only the best performance and ultimate expression.
The biggest fuss about the new 2018 Corvette Stingray is the fact that it should be the fastest and speediest Corvette in the auto history with top speed promised to reach 200 mph. The company says that they are hoping for the ride to be able to reach 6 mph in less than 3 seconds, reach top 130 mph within the quarter mile, and have a good grip of 1.00 g with the lateral grip.
The new Corvette is designed to prove the claim that even with the classic rear transaxle and front engine arrangement (like the one used in C5 more than 20 years ago), the ZR1 will be able to achieve the best performance and peak power. With the combination of composite plastic body construction, aluminum spaceframe, bigger tires and wheels, and transverse monoleaf springs, and solid brake, the overall performance of the ride should be smooth and just beautiful. With substantial front splitter, adjustable back airfoil, and also Cessna Citation wing, the car should be able to have a stable hold and firm stance even though the speed increases. With big air intake and hood vents, the flow of the air should be improved significantly.
There hasn’t been any official decision about the powertrain but there are two major options for the engine. It is possible that the new 2018 Corvette Stingray will be going with the V8 supercharged LT4 that has bigger stroke, bigger power, and also bigger bore to deliver the promised 750 hp of power. But there is also an option of using V8 twin turbo engine. Hopefully, the new Corvette will be coming with only the right option, paired with manual seven speed transmission. If they want to compete againts Porsche 911, Ferrari 488GTB, Mercy AMG GT, Audi R8, Nissan GT R, and McLaren 570S.
Price and Release Date
It is possible that the new Corvette will be available somewhere in 2017. For the price, it is predicted to be more than $100,000 – it is likely that the new 2018 Corvette Stingray will cost more than $120,000