The Chevrolet Corvette has been around us for decades and is especially known for providing an enjoyable driving experience at a relatively affordable price. This car has always been able to satisfy its fan base due to its innovative features which are a first for its kind. The latest generation is usually called the C8 and manages to carry on the legacy of surprising everyone with its sculpted exterior and interior that looks more premium than the price tag suggests.
Chevy has made many improvements under its skin that make it a stunning track and road car at the same time. The C8, overall, is by far the best Corvette ever made and its mid-engine layout further cements its position as the market leader in North America.
The exterior has all the attributes of a Corvette, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been over-designed. Anyone can easily recognize it as a Corvette even from afar and its distinctiveness can be seen on all four sides. Among the creases that protrude from the side profiles are air vents mounted on each side that bleed air into the legendary 6.2L V8 engine, in fact, you’d be hard pressed to spot fake vents since they’re all set to serve. a goal.
The rear profile may look a bit small to integrate various design elements, but Chevy has done a good job of bringing together every component including the aggressive taillights which in a way further accentuates the whole character of the car.
The same theme continues into the interior as it has been carved to match the overall personality of the car. The sports seats and the entire dashboard that wraps around the driver give the driver the confidence he needs to explore the car with more enthusiasm.
The C8 truly deserves a standing ovation for its use of high-quality materials such as soft-touch plastic, Alcantara, and carbon fiber. The rich use of advanced technology extends even to the door as it is operated with a button from the inside instead of the traditional door lever.
Now that we’ve covered the visuals, it’s time to talk about the best thing installed in the C8, namely the center-mounted 6.2L LT2 V8 powerplant that produces 490-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. in combination with the Z51 package is enough to catapult the car from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
The mid-mounted engine provides the best balance and the Z51 package makes the C8 a complete performance package not only on the road but on the track as well.
The 2021 model adds new exterior colors that include Silver flare metallic and Red mist metallic tintcoat, although both are optional additions. The same goes for the full length double racing line which is now selectable in Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow. The three Stinger strips come in carbon contrasts including carbon flash/edge Red, carbon flash/edge Yellow, and finally carbon flash/midnight Silver.
Changes are not only limited to the exterior, the interior also gets a cool Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow color combination that fits perfectly with the overall atmosphere of the interior.
The Magnetic Ride Control System that was only included with the Z51 package is now available without the package which makes the C8 great fun on all types of surfaces. Last, but certainly not least, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become standard part of all 2021 Corvettes.
The Corvette C8 comes in both coupe and convertible versions, although, if you ask my personal opinion, the latter looks a lot better. The Z51 package adds a variety of performance add-ons such as a performance exhaust, track-focused damper, ESD, and more powerful Brembo brakes for a slight increase in price of $5000.
A total of three versions available for the Corvette C8 are 1LT, 2LT & 3LT. The 1LT is a relatively basic version and you should upgrade if you want more perks like heated steering, heads-up display, premium sound system, etc. Overall, the Chevy Corvette is a complete package, but the only feature missing for some is the manual transmission which is a top choice for every enthusiast.