2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Spice Red Design Package

Pros: Spectacular performance; prices are reasonable compared to class competitors; nicely finished interior; impressive technology features

Cons: Limited rear visibility; limited interior storage space; low-set seats can make entry and exit tricky

CG Says: The Grand Sport model returns to the Chevrolet Corvette lineup for 2017. The new Grand Sport combines most of the suspension upgrades and the dry-sump oiling system of the topline Z06 with the 460-horsepower version of the Stingray engine. The rest of the Corvette line is relatively unchanged. Chevrolet’s iconic 2-seat sports car comes in coupe and convertible form, in Stingray, Stingray Z51, and Z06 models. Stingrays are powered by a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 (which has 460 hp with the available dual-mode exhaust system). The super-performance Z06 model boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 650 horsepower, an upgraded suspension, and lots of exclusive high-performance hardware. Although there are a handful of cars that are quicker than the Corvette, most cost multiples as much. As such, the Corvette makes its mark as a performance bargain. But it’s really much more than that. It’s also a comfortable touring car with luxurious interior, decent cargo space, and all the latest infotainment gizmos.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Stingray coupe: $55,450
Stingray convertible: $59,450
Stingray Z51 coupe: $60,450
Stingray Z51 convertible: $64,450
Grand Sport coupe: $65,450
Grand Sport convertible: $69,450
Z06 coupe: $79,450
Z06 convertible: $83,450

Base Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
455 (460 w/ perf. exhaust, Grand Sport)
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
650
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
13-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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