CORVETTE C7 2014 to now
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The C7 (2014-Present)
The C7, introduced for the 2014 model year, is radically new with breathtaking design changes. In particular, the tail lamps, although continuing the quad lens tradition, are rhomboid shaped. There are a quartet of exhaust pipes. The hood and roof are constructed of carbon fiber. Under the hood is a 6.2 liter LT1, V8 engine with 450hp. The transmission options are a six-speed automatic or seven-speed Tremec manual.
This new Stingray has many features and refinements allowing it to compete with the most highly regarded sports cars in the world. The 2014 Corvette has been well received by critics, winning Automobile of the Year honors from Automobile Magazine and Car of the Year honors at the Detroit auto show.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray included a new eight-speed automatic transmission making the sports car faster and more fuel efficient than the 2014 six-speed automatic-equipped version. A new Appearance Package featuring a body-color spoiler and five-spoke silver alloys was available. Two new paint colors, Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, replaced Lime Rock Green Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic.
In 2016 the ultra-limited-production Z06 C7.R Edition was added to the lineup. Three new design packages were introduced along with a new flat bottomed steering wheel and two tone GT seats.
Two new packages, the Grand Sport Heritage Package and the Grand Sport Collector Edition, were added in 2017. Changes in exterior and interior color options were also made.
There are more than a dozen small changes for the Corvette in 2018, including a new wider-angle lens for the backup camera, a new exterior paint color, and a new accent color for the interior trim stitching. Also, only 9,700 2018 Corvettes are estimated for production, which falls short of normal production totals by a large margin.