2016 Chevrolet Corvette still owns the sports car market

By Rita Cook - - Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Washington Times


Indeed, the word epic comes to mind when thinking of adjectives for the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette. Take that a step further and the Stingray Coupe that I drove becomes epic times 10. I mean who doesn’t love the fact that everyone wants to tell you how much they love your car? Who can blame them since the Chevrolet Corvette is a crowd pleaser in both performance and beauty.

New this year, the 2016 Corvette has the addition of a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a flat bottom so it fits your hands as well as the addition of a power-closing trunk and on the more luxurious trims you even get a front view camera. Not offered this year are the Atlantic and Pacific packages. And if you want the adaptive suspension dampers, you can get that included without having to take the entire performance package option to do it.

Competition includes the Porsche 911 and you could also look at the Cayman as well as the BMW M4, Dodge Viper and the Nissan GT-R.

For body styles and trims, you can get the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette in either a coupe or convertible in the Stingray, Stingray Z51 or Z06 trim. On the coupe, you get a roof panel that is removable and you can store in the trunk and with the convertible there is a powered soft top. Take that a step further and remember you can also power the top up or down while driving at up to 30 miles per hour. With the Stingray and Stingray Z51, you can opt for the 1LT, 2LT or 3LT sub-trim and with the Z06 there is a 1LZ, 2LZ or 3LZ sub-trim option.

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