2016 Corvette Stingray offers new Design Editions, Connectivity and Technology Enhancements

2016-03-01


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New for 2016:
  • Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede Design Editions
  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior colors
  • Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section
  • Decal packages in 6 different colors
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Red or yellow stitching option offered on Stingray 3LT Jet Black interior
  • Power-cinch feature for coupe hatch and convertible trunk latches
  • Front curb view parking camera offered on Stingray 2LT/3LT
  • Enhanced Chevrolet MyLink with smartphone projection technology, featuring Apple CarPlay capability
  • Starting-price for the Corvette Stingray: € 79,500.- (prices in Germany)
  • Starting-price for the Corvette Stingray Twilight Blue and Spice Red Design Editions: € 86,500.-, Starting-price for the Jet Black Suede Design Edition is € 87,500.- (prices in Germany)
  • From now on available in Europe 

Zurich - After garnering numerous awards in the last two years, for example, Sport Auto’s Best Cabrio under 100,000 Euro and earning the Auto Trophy Readers’ Choice for The Car with the Best Price/Performance Ratio, the Corvette Stingray powers ahead for 2016 with appearance, connectivity and technology enhancements that offer customers more personalization choices and convenience features.

Every element of the 2016 Stingray makes it the quickest, most powerful, most refined Stingray ever. Chevrolet takes it one step further with sinuous styling and powerful muscle at once, impressive performance and exceptional pricing. Every detail of the 2016 Stingray serves a function, from purposeful exterior vents to intelligent driver controls. With coupe and convertible options, all-new Design Editions, a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and a host of personalization options, there is a Stingray to satisfy any driving enthusiast. Available in Europe as from now.

Two-seat piece of rolling art

Three all-new, color-themed Design Editions – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede – lead the charge, offering custom-tailored appearances that elevate the Stingray’s presence on the street or track, while features such as an available front curb view parking camera and power-cinching latch for the coupe’s hatchback or the convertible’s trunk, enhance convenience and add an extra measure of protection.

New smartphone projection technology on Corvette Stingray’s MyLink system displays content from Apple iPhone 5 or later models on the multicolor screen through the Apple CarPlay feature. Supported apps for the system include phone, messages, maps, music and compatible third-party apps.

New design that matches the Stingray’s performance

Corvette Stingray’s provocative exterior styling is as functional as it is elegant. It makes a bold design statement that embraces the advanced technology of the car, while enhancing its overall performance in everything from the wind tunnel to the track.

Lighting is a signature element of the Corvette Stingray’s design and reinforces its high-tech aesthetic. At the front, indirect white LED lamps form a distinctive daytime styling cue. They are set in black-chrome lamp housings with standard HID projector headlamps. The turn signals feature edge-lit amber LED lighting.

The dual-element taillamps feature three-dimensional, sculpted lenses, housing innovative indirect LED lighting. The state-of-the-art lighting uses hidden LED lamps that cast their light up from the bottom of the housing into a reverse reflector, creating an even glow.

Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible take advantage of lightweight materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and technology transfer from the Corvette Racing program to produce an ideal 50/50 weight balance and to deliver world-class power-to-weight ratios.

The technologically advanced foundation is an aluminum frame structure so strong, that no structural reinforcements are needed for the convertible model. The only changes are limited to accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts.

Real race track performance in a street car

Along with all that’s new with the 2016 Corvette Stingray, it carries over an unmatched combination of performance and efficiency. Power comes from the 6.2L LT1 V-8 466 hp (343 kW) and 630 Nm with the standard performance exhaust system. The LT1 engine is offered with a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match and a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission that offers quick shifts on par with the world’s best dual-clutch transmissions – delivered with the smoothness unique to a transmission with a torque converter.

Power comes from the 6.2L LT1 V-8 466 hp (343 kW) and 630 Nm with the standard performance exhaust system. Corvette Stingray’s powertrain enables manual-transmission models able to accelerate from 0-100Km/h in 4.2 seconds – 4.0 seconds with the eight-speed automatic, while the Corvette’s chassis and suspension features contribute to 1.03g in cornering.

Handcrafted, technologically advanced interior

The Corvette Stingray interior blends fine materials and craftsmanship with advanced technologies that contribute to a more connected and more engaging driving experience. Every feature and detail is designed to enhance the driver’s connection to the Corvette, starting with the fighter jet-inspired wraparound cockpit and continuing with supportive seats and high-definition, configurable screens. 

A comparatively small, 360 mm diameter steering wheel – with a new flat-bottom design – fosters a more direct, immediate feel to directional inputs. Chevrolet offers two seating choices: a GT seat for all-around comfort and a Competition Sport seat with more aggressive side bolstering that provides greater support on the track.

All models feature a fully-wrapped interior, where every surface is covered with premium, soft-touch materials. Available materials, depending on the trim level, include Nappa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and microfiber-suede. There is even a micro-LED screen for the passenger’s climate control placed below the vent on the dash, away from the performance features on the instrument panel.

MyLink with smartphone projection technology

New for Corvette Stingray in 2016, Chevrolet’s new MyLink system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay, which puts iPhone features on the display in a smart, simple manner, allowing drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. That helps drivers spend more time with eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Driver-oriented technologies

At the core of the Corvette Stingray’s driver-focused technologies is the cockpit-mounted Driver Mode Selector, which allows drivers to optimize the car for their driving preference and road conditions via five settings: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track. Up to 12 performance parameters are adjusted with the selection of each mode, including for example Active Fuel Management or Traction Control.

Three configurable displays, including a pair of eight-inch screens and color head-up display, deliver personalized information and convey the different performance parameters of each drive mode. The two eight-inch screens offer excellent visibility even in direct sunlight. The screen in the center stack also features touch-screen control with gesture recognition and can be lowered to reveal a hidden storage compartment that includes a USB input for device charging or uploads.

The award-winning, industry-first Performance Data Recorder – or PDR – enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. It was developed with Cosworth, the motorsports-engineering company that supplies the Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry electronics system.

The video can be viewed on the Corvette Stingray’s 8-inch color touchscreen when the car is parked, or downloaded to a computer for further editing, and for sharing video via social media sites. For users who want a more in-depth understanding of their performance, the PDR vehicle data can be opened in the included “Cosworth Toolbox” software, which combines Cosworth’s professional-level motorsport data analysis with an easy-to-use graphic interface.

Unique driving experience

The Corvette Stingray’s chassis and suspension are designed to take advantage of the lighter, stiffer structure. Its rigidity allowed engineers to more precisely tune the suspension and steering for a more nimble and responsive driving experience. The components and their calibrations – from the brake size and damper rates to the steering system – are identical between coupes and convertible.

A racing-proven short/long-arm suspension design is used front and rear, with lightweight complementing components that include hollow lower control arms and aluminum rear toe links.

The Corvette Stingray rides on 19 x 8.5-inch front and 20 x 10-inch rear forged aluminum wheels – all shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat tires developed specifically for the seventh-generation Corvette. As a result, the Corvette Stingray is capable of 1.03g in cornering acceleration.

The Stingray comes with the third-generation of Magnetic Ride Control, which features a twin-wire/dual-coil damper system that reacts 40 percent faster than previous generations, enabling improved ride comfort and body control.

Electric power steering offers variable ratios and variable effort to tailor responsiveness and feel for each driving situation. It also delivers precise control and feedback to the driver, along with great variability of effort for high-performance driving, as well as excellent on-center sensitivity and linearity.

A smart electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) continuously makes the most of the torque split between the rear wheels. The system features a hydraulically actuated clutch that can infinitely vary clutch engagement and can respond from open to full engagement in tenths of a second. It shifts torque based on a unique algorithm that factors in vehicle speed, steering input and throttle position to improve steering feel, handling balance and traction.

Standard Brembo brakes, with four-piston fixed calipers derived from racing, deliver exceptional stopping power on the street or track.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

2016 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY SPECIFICATIONS

 

Overview

Model:

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible

Body styles / driveline:

2-door hatchback coupe with removable roof panel or 2-door convertible; rear-wheel drive

Construction:

composite and carbon-fiber body panels, hydroformed aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components

Manufacturing location:

Bowling Green, Ky.

 

Engine

 

LT1 6.2L V-8

Displacement (cc):

6162

Bore & stroke (mm):

103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder

Fuel delivery:

direct injection

Lubrication system:

dry sump

Compression ratio:

11.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

466 / 343

Torque (Nm @ rpm):

630

Max. engine speed (rpm):

6,600

Recommended fuel:

premium recommended, not required

C02 emissions (g/km) combined, MT/AT

279 (Coupe manual)

284 (Coupe automatic)

282 (Convertible manual)

282 (Convertible automatic)

Fuel consumption (l/100km) combined, MT/AT

12.2 (Coupe manual)

12.4 (Coupe automatic)

12.3 (Convertible manual)

12.3 (Convertible automatic)

 

Transmissions

Type:

seven-speed manual with Active Rev Match w/Z51

eight-speed paddle-shift automatic

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

     First:

2.97

4.56

     Second:

2.07

2.97

     Third:

1.43

2.08

     Fourth:

1.00

1.69

     Fifth:

0.71

1.27

     Sixth:

0.57

1.00

     Seventh:

0.48

0.85

     Eighth

N/A

0.65

     Reverse:

2.90

3.82

Final drive ratio:

3.42

2.73

 

Chassis / Suspension

Front:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, monotube shock absorber

Rear:

short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, monotube shock absorber

Active handling:

Magnetic Selective Ride Control (avail.)

Traction control:

StabiliTrak electronic stability control

Steering type:

variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist

Steering gear ratio:

12.0 to 16.4

Turns lock to lock

2.53

Turning circle, curb to curb (m):

11.5

 

Brakes

Type:

front and rear power-assisted discs with four-piston fixed front and rear calipers slotted rotors

Rotor diameter (mm):

front: 345
rear: 338

Rotor thickness (mm):

front: 30

rear: 23

 

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size:

 

front: 19-inch x 8.5-inch

rear: 20-inch x 10-inch

Tires:

Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat

front: P245/35R19
rear: P285/30R20

 

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm):

 2710

Overall length (mm):

 4493

Overall width (mm):

1877

Overall height (mm):

1239 (coupe)

1243 (convertible)

Track (mm):

1600 (front)

1567 (rear)

Curb weight (kg):

1539 (coupe MT)

1592 (coupe AT)

1589 (convertible MT)

1659 (convertible AT)

Weight distribution

(% front / rear):

50 / 50

 

Interior

Seating capacity

2

Headroom (mm):

962

Leg room ( mm):

1092

Shoulder room (mm):

1397

Hip room (mm):

1371

 

Capacities

Interior volume (L):

1475

Cargo volume (L):

Coupe: 425

Convertible: 283

Fuel capacity ( L):

70

Engine oil (L):

 9.2

Engine cooling system (L):

10.7

 

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