Shockingly fast all New C8 Corvette LT2 Convertible | Review by Sameer Uchi
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, which Motorox TV has gotten its hands on, is a mid-engine sports car that represents the eighth generation in the Corvette lineage. The major news about the eighth-generation Corvette was, of course, the switch to a mid-engine configuration for the first time; every previous Corvette had been front-engine.
The electromechanical convertible top raises and lowers in roughly 16 seconds and works at speeds up to 30 mph. If people weren’t already stopping and starting, which is common in all C8 Corvette models.
The trunk is functional again, which is one of the most noticeable advantages of the Corvette Convertible. The removable roof panel of the coupe takes up the whole trunk, whilst the convertible roof panel is hidden under the tonneau but above the engine, which is now covered to keep the hardtop from melting.
The 2022 Corvette is available with only one powertrain and drivetrain combo. Open up the rear, and you find a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine, dubbed the LT2 which develops 495 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.
That power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed Tremec dual-clutch automatic transmission. the C8 Corvette can accelerate to 60 mph in around 3 seconds and top speed is 194 mph.
These engines had proven to deliver potent power when used in other cars like the Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Porsche 911 GT3, and the GT3 RS.
With this in mind, it is clear that General Motors is not taking a poor approach when fitting the
With the previous models, it was clear that all the money was spent under the hood and on the design. With the C8, the Corvette finally feels like a true high-end sports car. There’s a new digital gauge cluster, An 8-inch touchscreen Infotainment system; very driver-centric cockpit.
The infotainment system also includes a Performance Data Recorder, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and you can also have a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
The 12-inch gauge display offers solid customizability and crisp graphics while managing to display a whole boatload of information about, well, practically anything you could need while driving. While a high-def backup camera is standard, and while the 2LT trim packs blind-spot monitoring and additional cameras, that’s it for safety systems.
In terms of safety features, There’s the obvious cruise control, stability control and a smattering of airbags, but don’t expect to find any levels of semi-autonomous driving here. However, there is a blind spot monitoring system and a rear cross-traffic alert system available.
The base Corvette Coupe starts at $62,195. The Convertible, meanwhile, starts at $69,695.
The Corvette performs like a supercar, while being priced like a sports car and being as usable daily as a Chevy Malibu. If you’re looking for a fantastic value-for-money, well-performing sports car, you have to shortlist the new Corvette. Small wonder that it was the fastest selling vehicle in North America
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