The tradition continues – the latest-generation Corvette Stingray is the most powerful yet and no, it will not be made in right-hand-drive.
Power comes from an all-new 6.2-litre V8 engine code-named KT1 which delivers a bitumen-searing335kW/610Nm. Drive is to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching or a six-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters.
Measuring 4495mm in length, 1877mm in width and with a wheelbase of 2710mm, the all-new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray almost measures-up to McLaren when it comes to exotic materials. There’s an all-new aluminium frame chassis with carbon-nano composite underbody panels, structural components in magnesium and aluminium, fenders, doors and rear quarter panels are composite and the bonnet and removable roof are carbon-fibre.
And, as we’ve come to expect from supercars, there’s a mixture of wheel sizes – 18-inch alloys uip front and 19-inch alloys on the rear.
Also expected was the styling – a modern evolution of the traditional ‘Vette looks. But this time around the rear is simply sensational, highlighted by the four central-exiting exhaust pipes nd massive rear glass.