Chevrolet Corvette Review: What you really didn’t know

The Chevrolet Corvette has a long history and quite frankly, heritage. Being one of Chevy’s oldest and longest running models the corvette is quite a car per se. And in this post I’m going to run a review of just how much the Corvette lives up to expectation

Breaking History with the Mid engine

mid engined corvette
Image credits Chevrolet.com
corvette on the road
Image Credits: Chevrolet.com

The C8 corvette is the first mid engined corvette ever made since the history of corvettes. Though some people do not fancy this new style I myself am a huge fan of this new trend. The car stands out more especially because this arrangement allows for a lower cowl and hood giving the driver more forward vision

Classy wheels and Body

Chevrolet added a first ever retractable hard top and it is a sure head spinner that can convert at speeds up to 30 mph. Combined with its glossy body and 19″front and 20″ rear alloy wheels. And then the corvette shows off its LT2 V8 engine in style through the rear hatch giving you a bit of that Fast and Furious feeling

Corvette's stylish hatch

Speed and Performance

Performance

The Z51 Performance Package comes with a magnetic ride control that helps the driver maintain road balance. This next-generation damping system reads the road every millisecond and adapts in as little as 10–15 milliseconds. An innovative suspension fluid contains metal particles that align and become rigid in an instant, giving you the confidence and control to push harder while staying planted.

Speed

The corvette can reach speeds of up to 194 mph, with a 0 to 60 time of 2.9seconds. This is sure to give you thrills for a car that comes with a pocket friendly price tag starting from $55,000

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Features and Comfort

Features

The screen is an 8 inch diagonal (thanks to the mission control styled driver’s side) full color touch screen and the ingenious available Front Lift, every feature was included to improve your drive. With available technologies like the Performance Data Recorder and color Head-Up Display, the car just may help improve your driving skills too.

The driver is in total control with a well designed and quite easy to use interface. It gives the driver a mode for every type of driving that range from performance oriented to cruising. Including the new My Mode and Z-Mode that let you personalize performance even further. Allowing you to save settings between drives.   But this comes with a tiny downside considering the fact that it seems as if the driver is cut off from the passenger giving a bit of isolation. On the bright side though the corvette’s infotainment system and safety features are on par with industry standards

This amazing vehicle also features a Performance Data Recorder that feature a 1080p recording of your drive. Complete with essential stats like acceleration speed, braking, gear choice, sound and more. And when you’re away from the track, PDR can act as a dash cam with auto-record for your daily drives.

Additionally, PDR is equipped with a Valet Mode that can be used to monitor the use of your Corvette when others are behind the wheel. The Valet mode records video and vehicle data, letting you hand off your car with peace of mind.

Comfort and Technology

The tech feature pf the corvette are quite okay except for a few minor hiccups that most drivers can overlook

  • 12-inch diagonal reconfigurable digital instrument display incorporates all driver information and features three distinct themes
  • Available Enhanced Navigation with 3-D view
  • Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system
  • Simplified Bluetooth®† with NFC pairing – simply place your compatible phone above the volume button to pair
  • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®† connection

Round Up and Specs

Horsepower: 495
Max available torque: 470 Ib-ft
0 to 60 time 2.9 seconds
Top speed: 194 Mph

In all the Corvette is quite a good car getting a thumbs up for its affordability compared to its competitors. Average performance, good steering and design is plus. But the corvette misses the mark in interior design, trunk room and lack of many “essential features” in its base trim. Overall it gets 7.5 out of 10 and is definitely good value for your money

Olamide Adeleke

I writes about cars as a hobby, study at the University as an obligation and when I'm not doing any of this, I play racing and battle royale games as a pastime, I also love reading wattpad books and comics

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