Since its 1953 debut at the New York Auto Show the Chevrolet Corvette has defined the American sports car. Through countless iterations and upgrades, this enviable auto has remained one of the fastest, sleekest and most iconic cars in the country. Now in 2019, there has truly never been a better time to become an owner of one of these historic vehicles. Chevy is offering four different models of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, each with its own unique style and performance specifications. Whether you want a more stylish way to get to the office or are looking to set new lap records on the track, the Corvette now has something for everyone. Let’s break down the current lineup to see what sets each one apart and hopefully find which model is the right fit for you.
The Corvette brand has always paid close attention to the detail and design of its legendary cars. Through decades of changes and updates to the classic layout, Chevrolet has always strived to maintain a consistent loyalty to the Corvette aesthetic and of course an impeccable attention to style and performance. The four models available in 2019 all offer a slightly different take on the latest iteration of the Corvette, each one catering to different preferences and styles.
Introduced in 1963, the Corvette Stingray has a legacy of representing forward-thinking and modern design sensibilities at Chevrolet. The 2019 Stingray carries the same philosophy into the modern era, providing a casual and affordable Corvette model with a sleek, cutting-edge convertible design. Chevy specifically tailored the unique design of the 2019 Stingray around the convertible aspects of the car. Its sleek form and aerodynamic features help this car to look and perform great regardless of whether you prefer the top up or down. The inside of the vehicle was designed with the driver in mind, using a comfortable layout and premium materials. The available leather seating and suede microfiber accents will help you stay cool and comfortable, even at high speeds. The Stingray is available in three different options depending on your preference of accessories and features.
The next entry in the 2019 line is the Corvette Grand Sport. This model provides the power of the LT1 V8 engine and the aerodynamic components of the Z06, resulting in an astounding combination of power and handling. The Grand Sport offers the Grans Sport Heritage Package, which allows the buyer high levels of personalization. The available center stripe and hash mark fender graphics both have six color options each, providing you with a wide range of personalization. With a car that looks this good, why wouldn’t you want to make it your own?
Chevrolet advertises the Z06 as the ultimate driver’s car, and it’s easy to see why. Developed alongside the C7.R race car, the Z06 provides track power in a road package. The large fenders and wide wheels provide superior stability at high speeds and around corners. It also features large front intake vents that provide cooling air to the brakes, transmission, and engine. The Grand Sport features a comfortable interior with standard GT bucket seats and available competition sport seats with pronounced side bolsters for keeping comfortable on those tight corners. This car offers the convertible option and also comes in three distinct models, depending on your preference of amenities.
The last entry in the 2019 lineup is the Corvette ZR1. Boasting 755 HP and 716 torque, the R1 is the Corvette brand at its peak. A luxurious supercar that is at once incredibly powerful and completely comfortable, this vehicle sets a new standard for what an American supercar can be, period. This ZR1 features huge front intake vents, an aerodynamic design, and a rear spoiler, making it one of the most ambitious Corvette designs ever. The two interior configurations offer leather seating, microfiber inserts, and unique ZR1 branding. It also offers an array of Corvette interior color options, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a carbon-fiber rim, premium audio and more. If you want the peak of Corvette design, look no further.
If you’re interested in putting a Corvette in your garage, it goes without saying that you’re looking for both power and performance. The 2019 Corvette lineup is sure to deliver both regardless of which model you decide on.
The Stingray and Grand Sport models come standard with an aluminum 6.2L V8 capable of outputting 460 HP and doing 0-60 in a zippy 3.6 seconds. You will also find standard Brembo brand brakes to bring this wall of power to a safe stop. Both models offer magnetic selective ride control, which is a real-time damping system that reads the road every millisecond and can adjust in under 15 milliseconds. The innovative suspension fluid contains metal particles that align and become rigid in an instant, giving you unprecedented control. The Stingray and Grand Sport also offer their own unique performance package options, specifically tailored to each car.
The Corvette Z06 boasts a supercharged 6.2L V8 capable of 650 HP and doing 0-60 in 2.95 seconds. This model offers three distinct performance packages depending on your specific preference. Level 1, the Z06 Aero Package features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a carbon-fiber hood, and a unique rear spoiler to increase downforce. Level 2, the carbon fiber aero package adds a carbon-fiber front splitter, carbon-fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler that increases downforce even further. The Level 3 performance package offer adds even larger end plates to the front splitter an adjustable transparent wicker bill on the rear spoiler.
The ZR1 contains the most powerful production Corvette engine ever made. The hand-assembled 6.2L LT5 supercharged small block V8 engine outputs a whopping 755 HP, is capable of hitting 212 mph, and can make the leap from 0-60 in a blistering 2.85 seconds. The available track performance package was developed by Chevrolet with the singular focus of zipping around the track in record time. It adds an adjustable carbon-fiber high rear spoiler, carbon-fiber end caps on the front splitter, and 30% higher front and 13% higher rear spring rates.
As the top-tier model from Chevrolet, it should come as no surprise that the Corvette features some of the most technologically advanced features available on the road today. Whether it’s designed to get you around the track a second faster or make your favorite song sound just a little bit clearer, these features strive to improve the Corvette in every way.
All four models offer a robust and modern command center that allows you to control the way you drive and clearly communicates the state of your vehicle. The driver mode varies from model to model and allows the user to select from a number of driver presets such as weather, eco, tour, sport and track. Each mode adjusts variables ranging from shock damping, traction control, and engine efficiency to provide a driving experience that is perfectly tailored to any scenario.
The entire 2019 lineup also features an available performance data recorder capable of logging video and real-time performance data of all your driving sessions. Stored on an SD memory card, this information will allow you to analyze your habits and technique to improve your driving abilities.
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is also compatible with the myChevrolet Mobile App, which allows you to remotely start and stop your engine, lock and unlock the doors, view diagnostic information, and set parking reminders, all from the convenience of your mobile device.
In addition to providing you with an exciting, world-class driving experience, Chevrolet uses their technology and years of experience to make the 2019 Corvette extremely safe. All four models come standard with features like active handling, traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes and Bi-Xenon headlamps. Each car is designed with a light aluminum space-frame that provides added stiffness, reducing the severity of impacts. If anything is to happen during your drive in one of these vehicles, the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system will connect you to an adviser to get you the help you need.
Every Chevrolet that you drive off the lot is covered by a comprehensive complete care package. Included with every 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is the Chevrolet Complete Care package, which includes five years or 60,000 miles of 24-hour road side assistance, six-years or 100,000 miles of rust-through corrosion limited warranty, and much more.