CONs: Even if previous generation components are no longer present on the 2015 model, (besides the mechanics, obviously) there’s no avoiding the fact that the Chevrolet Corvette has had a less-than-enviable reputation, particularly over the past few years. The engineers have tried hard to trim the Corvette’s weight, but to no avail: the Corvette is still an imposing beast and tips the scales a little too heavily.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Price: GM has not yet announced the price-list for the diverse range of 2015 Corvette models, which will most probably be marketed only at the end of 2014.
Fuel Economy: Considering the fact that the Corvette V8 engine deactivates 4 of its cylinders at highway speed, there’s good reason to expect reasonable fuel consumption…as long as you go easy on the accelerator.
Improvements and Changes: Practically all components on the Corvette have been overhauled, with the exception of the mechanics.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Powertrain: Under the hood of its 2015 Corvette, GM went with a 6.2 L DOHC V8 which delivers 455 horsepower. This engine is coupled with a 7-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with manual mode and selection buttons on the steering wheel. The Z51 version adds another 5 horsepower boost. As for the Z06, the V8 6.2L aluminum block cranks out 625 horsepower and at least 635 lb-ft of torque. This engine is matched with a 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic.
Cargo Capacity: We still don’t have any data related to the 2015 Corvette’s cargo capacity, but there’s every reason to expect something very similar given the intended role of the car.
Safety: Regarding safety, the 2015 Corvette features ABS, assist braking, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control and anti-skid acceleration.
Comparing the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette: In this supercar category you’ll find the Dodge Viper, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren and others.