When designer Harley Earl dreamed up his racy concept car and unveiled the first Corvette at GM’s Motorama in 1953, he laid the foundation for a long legacy of racing performance for America’s favorite homegrown two-seater. This year, Corvette engineers faced the incredible challenge of making the outstanding 2017 Corvette even better, following up on the previous Vette’s owner satisfaction rating of “excellent.”
2018 Corvette Z06 – Photo: Chevrolet.com
And boy, did they succeed. When it comes to blending performance and luxury, the new Corvette is certain to be a club favorite with even the most demanding high-performance drivers. Here’s what’s going on with the latest 2018 Corvette, which is available for sale and lease today at our Chevy dealership near Tampa Bay.
460 HP: Incredible Acceleration Once Again
Corvette owners are members of an exclusive club, demanding nothing less than driving excellence. Lucky for them, the heart of the 2018 Corvette is the mighty 6.2L V-8 engine. With 460 hp available on demand, you’re not just stepping on the gas—you’re lighting the afterburners for incredible 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds.
But the 2018 Corvette driver isn’t flying solo behind the wheel. Active Rev Matching sends a signal from the seven-speed manual transmission to the engine controller for optimal rpm control, eliminating the need for heel/toe shifting. Those looking for even more emphasis on a luxury driving mode would do well with the Corvette’s 8-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifters), which is available and eliminates manual shifting altogether.
With the 2018 Corvette’s 460-hp engine under the hood, you need the best available traction and racing suspension to keep that rocket pointed where you want it to go, plus the stopping power for precision cornering.
3LT with Z51 Performance Package: The Ultimate Corvette Driving Experience
When the focus is on performance, the Z51 Performance package upgrade is available for both Corvette coupes and convertibles.
2018 Corvette Grand Sport – Photo: Chevrolet.com
Whenever a Corvette is the topic of discussion, it's easy to focus on driving performance, but we can't forget about the newest technology inside. With the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi lets you take the internet on the road with you. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto can be integrated seamlessly with your smartphone. Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and the colorful touchscreen display makes it easy to send and receive text messages and play music over the Premium Bose audio system. When you’re in the cabin, you’ll always have a source of entertainment.
At Dimmitt Chevrolet, we know the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is the standard of performance, and we've got the new Corvettes available for you to take a test drive. Proudly serving customers in Tampa and St. Petersburg, we’d be proud to show you why the new Chevy Corvette should be in your driveway.
Contact our Chevrolet sales team at (727) 216-2811 or stop by our Clearwater Chevy dealership 25485 US Highway 19 N to view our lineup of new Corvette models for sale and lease. In addition to the sporty Vette, we also have some of the best new Chevy specials and used cars in Tampa, FL. Shop and save at Dimmitt Chevrolet!
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