Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray 2016

The latest model of the Corvette Stingray lives up to the proud tradition of the Stingray line.

2016 Corvette Stingray
2016 Corvette Stingray

From the outside, the Stingray looks every inch like a supercar. It has plenty of vents, with sharp lines and crisp angles that give it a supercar impression. But wait till you get to drive it. You’ll be even more impressed with the latest model of the Stingray.

Corvette Stingray Engine

This sports car is powered by a 6.2 liter LT1 V-8 engine with an output of 455 horsepower and 460-pound feet of torque. There’s also another engine option, a supercharged LT4 V-8 engine that is rated at 650 ponies and 650-pound feet of torque. Both engines are mated to a 7-speed manual transmission. The said engine is available for the Z06 trim of the 2016 Corvette Stingray.

Corvette Stingray Engine
Corvette Stingray Engine

Corvette Stingray Specifications

Production1953 - Present
Length4,493 mm (176.9 inches)
Width1,877 mm (73.9 inches)
Height1,234 mm (48.6 inches)
Weight1,518 kg (3,347 pounds)
Fuel DeliverySuper Charged
Number of Gears6
Engine Size6.2 Litre
0-60Mph3.8 seconds
Top Speed298 km/h (185 mph)
Power339 kW (455 hp)
List Price (US)$55,500
Manufacturer WebsiteCorvette

Corvette Stingray Tops Speed

Both Corvettes deliver eye-popping numbers in terms of performance. The 455-horsepower engine has enough power to accelerate the car, enabling it to reach 60 miles an hour in just 3.8 seconds with the manual transmission and a split second faster with the 8 speed automatic.

Corvette Stingray Top Speed
Corvette Stingray Top Speed

It can reach quarter mile speed at 11.9 seconds with the automatic, and a flat 12 seconds with the seven-speed manual.

With the souped-up V8 engine available in the Z06 trim, the Stingray can run to 60 miles an hour from a standstill in an amazing 3.2 seconds. It is even quicker with the automatic, clocking in at 2.95 seconds.

Stingray Speed
Stingray Speed

Another impressive feature of the Stingray is that it has very good fuel economy ratings for a sports car. The Z06 has ratings of 15 mpg for city driving and 22 mpg on highway driving for manual transmission, and 13/21/16 for the 8-speed automatic.

The base model has better ratings of 17 mpg for city, 29 for highway, and 21 combined when the 7-speed manual. For the 8 speed automatic, the ratings are 16/29/20.

Corvette Rear View
Corvette Rear View

While the Corvette Stingray is fast, it does have certain functions designed to lower the risks of it getting into accidents. It has a Performance Traction Management system, keeping the car balanced and easy to control. But make no mistake about it— the Stingray is still balanced and poised on the road, even with all the aids off.

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