2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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 Chevrolet Corvette is little changed for 2018. Nineteen-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are now standard, which replace the previously standard18-inch/19-inch wheels. An available Z30 Carbon 65 Edition package celebrates Corvette’s 65th anniversary. HD digital radio is newly standard. Chevrolet’s iconic 2-seat sports car comes in coupe and convertible form, in Stingray, Stingray Z51, Grand Sport, 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). Grand Sport has the 460-hp version of the base engine. 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: $56,490
Stingray convertible: $60,490
Stingray Z51 coupe: $61,490
Stingray Z51 convertible: $65,490
Grand Sport coupe: $66,490
Grand Sport convertible: $70,490
Z06 coupe: $80,490
Z06 convertible: $84,490

Base Engine
6.2-liter V8 (Stingray, Stingray Z51, Grand Sport)
455 (460 w/perf. exhaust, Grand Sport)
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (Z06)
Std. Transmission
7-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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2018 Corvette coupe
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupe
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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