Chevrolet Corvette Stingray review

The new Stingray is a huge step forward in the history of the Corvette

AutoExpress Magazine
Andrew Ganz

The name might be a nod to the past, but the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is every inch a modern supercar. Its exterior, designed in Detroit, could have come from an Italian design house, while its interior is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor.

But the biggest change comes in the way the Corvette drives. While the American version will be offered an entry-level suspension setup, UK cars will feature a sports package called Z51 as standard. That adds a limited-slip differential, bigger wheels, tyres and brakes, and firmer suspension, while magnetic ride control adjustable dampers are optional. Electric power steering (just like the Porsche 911) delivers a more precise feel than before, but communication ultimately trails the Porsche.

However, at just 1,499 kg, the Corvette makes the most of its near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution on curvy roads, darting between corners with more agility than ever before. The Corvette’s 6.2-litre pushrod V8 might appear low-tech, but it features an aluminium block, direct injection and cylinder cut off on light throttle loads.

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