New 2018 Corvette ZR1 Design Spotted: Sleek, Sporty & Modern

2018 Corvette ZR1 design

Something Is Staring At Us

The new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was recently spotted—and it’s better than ever. This sleek and sporty model looks like something straight off the track, with a massive rear wing, sloping contours, large intake, a quad exhaust, and more. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this stunning model.

According to Car and Driver, the new 2018 Corvette ZR1 design includes little details you won’t find elsewhere, including blue-painted opposed-piston brake calipers, a massive front-fascia intercooler air intake system, and an adjustable rear airfoil. An aluminum sub frame is bound to be light, especially thanks to space-age materials. A composite body also helps to cut some weight, and a two-seat interior is ideal for this new sports car.

“With the Viper’s demise imminent, the Corvette soon will be one of only two U.S.-built sports cars,” said editor Don Sherman in an earlier piece about the Corvette. “The new ZR1 will toast seven generations of classic American V-8 performance and value.”

Under the hood will likely be a tuned V8 engine with up to 750 horsepower—enough to thrill any driver. Although there is little news on official specs and other features, the new Corvette ZR1 is bound to set new standards in the industry. We can’t wait to see it in action.

Let us know what you think about the new Corvette, and stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC, and let us know!

2017 Corvette Grand Sport Built on Racing Legacy

2017 Corvette Grand Sport

She’s Going For The Sporty Look

Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva International Motor Show. This fantastic car is built on a long history of motorsports excellence, including the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car.

“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, in a statement. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport incorporates a lightweight architecture, a naturally aspirated engine, Michelin tires, and a track-hone aerodynamics package. With these features, the car is predicted to offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capabilities, and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.

This phenomenal car acknowledges the historic Grand Sport legacy with heritage-inspired design cues and exclusive features. The Grand Sport line was first established in 1963, but was quickly ended after only five cars were produced.

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will go on sale this summer and will be available as either a coupe or convertible. We will keep you up to date when we get them in at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Charlotte, NC!

Chevrolet Corvette Fastest Supercar of 2015

Quick! What American sports car is only matched in performance by the luxury brands Ferrari and Lamborghini?

If you said the Chevrolet Corvette, you’re right on the money, which is good because you’ll need a good amount to nab the fastest supercar of 2015. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 smokes nearly every muscle car and supercar you can name with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.95 seconds.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06That’s right; the supercar hits 60 mph in the time it took you to read that sentence. At less than half the price of the Lamborghini and Ferrari makes, the Corvette starts at about $79,000. A bargain for what you get.

An all-new LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine purrs under the hood, putting out 650 horsepower matched by 650 lb-ft of torque. When the engine is put through its paces, enlarged cooling ducts and grilles help to cool the beast.

Smashing the brakes will bring the supercar from 60 to 0 in just under 100 feet. Fuel economy is what you would expect from a monster like this, 13 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. A top-of-the-line Z07 model will cost you around $88,000, which is still a little more than a third of its closest competitors on the track.

Forget the Ferrari; your performance value is in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the fastest supercar of 2015.