Chevrolet world premiere of the Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

2016-03-01


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  • All-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is available for order in Europe from September onwards in coupe and convertible models
  • The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is lighter (-94kg), more powerful (+5%) and more efficient (+25%) and makes its European debut in Geneva
  • Chevrolet presents the 2016 Corvette Stingray, which offers new Design Editions, Connectivity and Technology Enhancements and the most capable Corvette ever, the 2016 Corvette Z06 including a new C7.R Edition

GENEVA – At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 Chevrolet celebrates the world premiere of the all-new Corvette Grand Sport and European debut of the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The Grand Sport takes its place of pride at the Chevrolet stand (1220 in Hall 1) surrounded by three shiny new Camaros, two powerful 2016 Corvette Stingrays, one technologically advanced 2016 Corvette Z06 and one Z06 C7.R Edition.

With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will certainly draw the crowd's attention at its first public appearance on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show. It combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package. It is the first model to offer track-focused chassis and suspension elements, in addition to unique exterior elements and a wider track.

The Grand Sport will be available for order in the U.S this summer and, in Europe, from September, in coupe and convertible models.

On and off the track racing legacy

“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain General Motors. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”  

2016 Chevrolet Camaro as one of the world finest driver’s cars

At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 Chevrolet will also unveil the all-new sixth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro for the first time to the European public. To make it, not only the best Camaro ever, but one of the best performance cars available, Chevrolet revised the design, performance, and technology. “We expect it will set the new benchmark in the segment – and give a new generation of enthusiasts a reason to fall in love with Camaro,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. 

The new Camaro grabs attention with a more athletic-looking, sculptured exterior that complements the tighter, leaner architecture.  It also features all-new, modern lighting signatures, including LED-technology. More advanced and upgraded technology is also used in the inside of the car, focusing on the driver and offers a whole new driving experience with features like the MyLink infotainment system, Driver Mode Selector and OnStar with a Wifi hotspot.

Convincing, is also the new level of performance. The new Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by a lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range: a new 2.0L turbo offers 276 hp (203 kW) and 400 Nm – and delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in in less than six seconds. Available in Europe from June 2016 and will be priced from € 39.900.- (prices in Germany).

New Design Editions of 2016 Corvette Stingray

Car enthusiasts are also looking forward to see the new 2016 Corvette Stingray. The new edition powers ahead with appearance, connectivity and technology enhancements that offer customers more personalization choices and convenience features.

The Corvette Stingray appears with graceful styling and powerful muscle at once, impressive performance and exceptional pricing. The 2016 generation offers three all-new, color-themed Design Editions – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede. The interior blends fine materials and craftsmanship with advanced technologies that contribute to a more connected and more engaging driving experience.

Power comes from the 6.2L LT1 V-8 466 hp (343 kW) and 630 Nm with the standard performance exhaust system. Both of Corvette Stingray’s powertrain options enable it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, while the Corvette’s chassis and suspension features contribute to 1.03g in cornering.

With coupe and convertible options, 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 of now and priced from € 79.500.- (prices in Germany).

Track meets streets in the new Corvette Z06

The 2016 Corvette Z06 is located at the intersection of Le Mans and the autobahn. A true world-class supercar and the most powerful and most technologically advanced Corvette ever. The Z06 presents itself in 2016 with a lightweight and rigid aluminum space frame as well as a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering 659 hp and 881 Nm of torque. It offers more choices for personalization, including an all-new C7.R Edition.

Supercar with limited Edition

Z06 and the C7.R race car share unprecedented levels of engineering and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies. With Stingray as a foundation, the Z06 and C7.R were co-developed to push the envelope of performance beyond expectation. The C7.R Edition pays tribute to the Corvette Racing C7.R race cars. It is offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – as well as black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents. It will be built with the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes and a specially serialized vehicle identification number, limited to 500 cars worldwide. The Z06 is priced from € 114.500.- whilst the C7.R. starts at           € 139,000.- (prices in Germany).

A Chevrolet Corvette Comeback Victory

Chevrolet demonstrated racing excellence with winning last year’s biggest race: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Jordan Taylor stood atop of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE Pro category. The Corvette Racing team took the victory in their No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

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media.chevrolet.com/geneva16-press-kit

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