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The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car was
recently released from Chevrolet and provides each driver with a stimulating
experience. This world class sports car has been designed so users are as close
to the road as possible while at the same time, sporting an exquisite exterior
with unique curves. The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes in a variety of
colours for customers to choose from. These include Torch Red, Black, Arctic
White and Blade Silver Metallic; the prices may vary based on the colour
selected.

Corvettes have been around for years and
with the introduction of a new model in 2018, it proves that Chevrolet has been
doing something right. The company has won numerous awards and has increased
production significantly since the first release in 1953 from just 300 cars to
over 32,000 in 2017. This is the legacy that the new Chevrolet Corvette
Stingray 2018 is apart of.

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1. The Build

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car
features Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) with Coupe 1LT build. The 1LT is specially
designed for Corvette lovers who desire a light car to drive around all day.
The sports car is compatible with Apple CarPlay, features three different seat
colours to choose from, and has a 9-speaker Bose system so customers can enjoy
their 3- month SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription.

2. Available colours

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
in seven available colours Admiral Blue Metallic, Arctic White, Black, Blade
Silver Metallic, Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic, Torch Red and Watkins Glen Gray
Metallic.  However, there are three
premium colours that cost around $995 USD; these include Corvette Racing Yellow
Tintcoat, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Sebring Orange Tintcoat.

3. Accents

 Chevrolet also offers customers of the
Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car the option of adding stripes and decals to
the car’s exterior. The price ranges from $500 for Hood stinger stripe, Carbon
Flash; Shark Gray and Satin Black, to $950 for Full Length Dual Racing Stripe
Package, Crystal Red and Inferno Orange.

4.  Interior colours

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car has
three main colour options for the perforated Mulan Leather seats. This includes
Adrenaline Red, Jet Black and Gray.

5. Stingray Packages – 1

Two separate packages are offered which
customers can choose from when they purchase the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports
car. The first includes a Premium Stingray black vehicle cover, wheel caps with
the official Stingray logo as well as an underhood liner with the official logo
and costs around $800.

6. 
Stingray Packages- 2

The second package option includes a trim
badge made from Chrome with the Stingray logo, floor console with the Stingray
logo on the lid, custom made sill plates with the Stingray logo as well as a
cargo mat in the trunk fitted with the Stingray logo. This package will cost
customers around $645.

7. Choosing the wheels

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
standard with 19″ front tyres and 20″ rear tyres. The wheels are Z51 style and
are silver-painted aluminium with 5-split spoke. A variety of other wheel
styles are available for customers to choose from at a cost.

8. Custom wheels

Moving away from the standard wheels may
cost as low as $495 for black- painted aluminium to $1, 495 for silver- painted
aluminium Torque wheels, $1,995 for motorsports polished aluminium wheels and
as much as $2,495 for chrome aluminium Torque wheels.

9. Mechanics

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
standard with 7 –speed manual transmission and Rev Matching. However, customers
can choose to upgrade the Corvette to an 8- speed paddle shift automatic
transmission for $1,725 or a Magnetic Selective Ride Control for $1,795. Brake
callipers are available in either red or yellow for an added cost of $595.

10. Exterior Accessory

Original corvette wheel center caps, either
with the Jake logo or Stingray logo are available for customers to choose from
at only $210. Rear spoilers are another way of customising the Corvette
Stingray 2018 sports car; Carbon flash- painted Z51-style and Z06-style body
color as well as wing rear spoiler.

11. The Display screen

An 8 inch colour touch screen comes
standard in the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car which is used as an AM/FM
stereo radio and an entertainment system. In addition, smartphones can connect
to the radio via Bluetooth and stream audio from the phone directly to the
radio. The touch screen also has a voice –activated feature.

12. Display screen and Navigation

Another option for the display screen is
the radio technology along with a GPS navigation system. The maps are displayed
on the 8 inch colour touch screen in both 2-D and 3-D, but are only available
in Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States. This version also comes fitted
with a performance data recorder.

13. Interior customisation- 1

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
with GT bucket seats that built from strong magnesium, yet is lightweight and
provide drivers with much support and comfort. For more focused professional
driving, competition Sport Bucket seats are available for $1, 995. They supply
bolstering and a more secure fit.

14. Interior customisation- 2

For an addition $1, 795, the Corvette
Stingray 2018 sports car can be fitted with a professional data and video
recorder. It includes a high definition camera that can be attached to the
windshield to record video. A Track Mode is available that synchronizes the
speed, track maps and lap times with the recorded videos.

15. Interior accessory

Further personalize your Corvette Stingray
2018 sports car with a customised plaque. The plaque is installed during
manufacturing with the driver’s name, the official Corvette logo and a unique
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  It
is affixed in the front console and only done for cars that have already been
purchased.

16. Remote

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car
features a remote that drivers can use to start the car’s ignition from the key
fob. The remote allows users to switch on the parking lights and lock the
doors, but only if the engine is already on. Use the remote to control the
climate system and helps ensure that the internal climate is ideal for
re-entry.

17. Yearly Services- 1

The most expensive service available for
the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is an annual subscription for $349. It
provides customers with security and emergency plans, Stolen Vehicle Assistance
as well as navigation. This subscription links drivers directly to emergency
service providers. The plans, however, vary based on device and model.

18. Yearly Services- 2

Another available service will cost drivers
only $199 and offers customers trained advisors to assist them in the event of
a crash. In addition they are responsible for performing diagnostic test if the
engine light appears in the dashboard. The plan varies however, based on the
condition of the car.

19.  Yearly Services- 3

The third annual service offered for
drivers of the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is a security plan that
requires the installation of a theft- deterrent system during manufacturing. It
provides customers with advisors who are immediately aware if the car has been
stolen; police use Stolen Vehicle Assistance to help recover the vehicle as
quickly as possible.

20. The Price

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is
sold from the manufacture for $55, 495 with standard Blade Silver Metallic
colour and Gray Mulan leather seats. With an added fee for destination freight
charge, the final price for the Stingray comes to about $56,600. The final
price does not include the customizations customers can make.

 

21.  Safety features- Stability control

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
standard with a number of safety features. Stability control helps to maintain
the stability of the car while it drives around curves and corners. This is
achieved with the use of sensors and a system that applies the brakes to the
appropriate wheels to keep the car in line.

22. Safety features- Electronic traction

The Electronic Traction feature helps the wheels
grip the road surface of slippery roads when the car is accelerating. It also
applies the brake automatically or decreases the engine power when it detects
the wheels slipping. The feature can be deactivated, however, when it is not
needed.

23. Safety features- Air bags

Air bags are fitted in the Corvette
Stingray 2018 sports car to lower the injury of driver and passenger in the
front of the car as well as the side. The side air bags are located in the
seats and are ideal for protection in the event of side impacts.

 

24. Safety features –Rear Camera

The 8 inch touch screen that serves as a
radio and navigation system also serves as a display when the car is put in
reverse. This safety feature helps drivers park and/ or reverse without
crashing into objects or obstacles that may be too low to see with the rear
mirror.

25. Heated mirrors

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car
features heated mirrors that are also adjustable. This feature is especially
helpful in areas where they experience long periods of winter as the heat helps
to melt away the ice as well as fog from the mirrors.

26. High Intensity Discharge head lights

The High Intensity Discharge head lights
increase road visibility for drivers during low light or dark conditions. These
specially made head lamps use Xenon to supply a continuously bright white beam
of light and also power the park and turn signal lights which can be easily
seen.

 

27. Summer tyres

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
standard with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport summer tyres. Drivers are advised,
for safety purposes, not to use these tyres on the Stingray during winter as
this will significantly affect the longevity, safety as well as the performance
of the vehicle.

28. Storage

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is
fully equipped with a number of compartments for storage. This includes the
cargo area located at the rear of the car, behind- screen storages locks while
the car is in Valet mode, an electric glove box that locks when Valet mode is
selected and a console at the center of the car with cup holders.

29. Lighting- Interior

Interior light is a must in any vehicle and
the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is no exception. The car has reading
lamps in the roof that are helpful in reading food packages, books or looking
for something that may have fallen in the car. In addition, there is also a
light in the glove box as well as the cargo area.

30. Window defogger

The window defogger is a feature found only
on the rear window. It helps the rear window of the Corvette Stingray 2018 say
clear by emitting heat on a grid built into the window. This clears the rear
window of frost, fog or ice so drivers can see the rear view without any
obstruction.

31. Theft- deterrent system

This feature of the Corvette Stingray 2018
will help to prevent unwanted access and hep to protect your belongings as well
as the vehicle. The theft- deterrent system has been programmed to shut down
the engine to stop theft. In addition, the turn indicators flash and the horn
sound if the doors are being open without the appropriate keys.

32. Opening the doors without a key

The Corvette Stingray 2018 also allows
drivers to start the car’s engine and open the doors without insert the key in
the door or pushing a button. This is achieved by the key fob which is
recognized by the car as long as it is in close proximity to the vehicle;
includes the trunk and doors.

33. Oil monitoring

An Oil Monitoring system has been added to
the Corvette Stingray 2018 which allows the driver to see when an oil change is
needed, depending on the condition of the engine. This system keeps check of
the climate as well as the person’s driving and estimates when the vehicle is
due for an oil change.

34. Driver Information Center

The Driver Information Center can be found
on the 8 inch touch screen at the front of the Corvette Stingray 2018. It shows
the speed travelled on average, oil condition, tire pressure as well as any
warnings or notifications. This feature comes standard in the car and has three
different options; Sport, Touring and Track.

35. Wi-Fi

One thing that is not commonly seen in
sports cars is Wi-Fi, however, this is where the Corvette Stingray 2018 stands
about the rest. It comes fully equipped with OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot
that allows up to 7 devices to connect for secure and reliable internet. Data
plans are supplied by AT and lasts for 3 months.

36. Brembo brakes

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports Brembo
front and rear antilock brakes on all four wheels and helps to decrease the
likelihood of the wheel locking up. In addition, they help control steering
while braking on wet, slippery roads. Front and rear piston fixed callipers
prevent drag and allow for even wear of the brake pads.

37.  Aluminium body

The frame of the Corvette Stingray 2018 is
made of aluminium while all the panels beneath the car are made from carbon-
nano- composite. This is responsible for the improved power- to- weight ratio
along with the 50/50 weight distribution seen in the Stingray.

38. Manual Transmission

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports a 7-
speed manual transmission with an Active Rev Matching feature. The Active Rev
Matching system transmits a signal to the engine controller from the
transmission in order to control the revolutions per minute (rpm) of the
engine. This allows for smoother driving with more balance and prevents the
need for heel/ toe shift.

39. Steering wheel

The leather-bound steering wheel has a flat
bottom which is very efficient as it increases the legroom of the driver
significantly. The steering wheel also has a number of easy access buttons
which control the Driver Information Center, the audio system and allow drivers
to safely interact with their mobile phones.

40.  Exterior vents

The Corvette Stingray 2018 features Carbon
Flash- painted vents that are positioned all along the body of the sports car.  These exterior vents come standard and include
a hood vent, rear vents found on the upper quarter of the car, tail lamp vents
and vents on the fender.

41. Mileage

The EPA Fuel Economy estimate is 25 Miles
per Gallon (MPG) for highway, while for the city, it is 16 Miles per Gallon
(MPG). The cruising range in miles for the city is 296. 00 while for the
highway, it is 462. 00. The estimated combined Fuel Economy is 19 Miles per
Gallon (MPG).

42. The fuel tank

The fuel tank capacity of any motor vehicle
varies car by car and model by model. The approximate capacity of the fuel tank
on the Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car is about 19 gallons. No Aux fuel tank
is found on the Stingray 2018.

43. Dimensions -Interior

The Corvette Stingray 2018 is a two- seater
with a passenger cubic volume of 53 ft3 and an average front head
room of 37.9 inches; the average leg room is 43 inches. The front shoulder room
is 55.2 inches and hip room is 53.7 inches.

44. Dimensions- Exterior

The dimension of the wheelbase on the
Corvette Stingray 2018 is 106.7 inches, while the overall length of this
popular sports car is around 177 inches. The maximum width is 73.9 inches
without the mirrors included and the height, overall, is 48.8 inches. The track
width at the front of the Stingray is 63 inches while the track at its rear is
61.7 inches.

45. Other features

The Corvette Stingray 2018 also features cruise
control which is located on the steering wheel for easy driver access; it
features set and resume speeds.  A Memory
Package is also featured in the Stingray 2018 that is able to recall up to two
driver presets for the power seat, the mirror adjustments and the angle of the
steering column.

46. Personalized Air conditioning system

The Corvette Stingray 2018 also gives
passengers and drivers the option of personalizing the climate around their
seats. This feature is a dual -zone climate control where each seat has
individual settings for air or heat; these settings remain unless otherwise
changed.

47.  Warranty

The Corvette Stingray 2018 sports car comes
with a basic warranty of 3 year or 36, 000 miles. The warranty for Drive-train
is 5 years or about 60, 000 miles and for corrosion of any part of the vehicle
is up to 3 years or 36, 000 miles. Warranty for maintenance is 2 years or 24,
000 miles, while the warranty for Roadside Assistance is 5 years or 60, 000
miles.

48.  Stingray Predecessor -1

The 2017 model of Chevrolet Corvette was
similar to the Stingray 2018 as the same Z06 body style was used in the design.
The engine was a Z51 dry LT1 engine and the body came available in 10 different
colours as opposed to eight offered in the 2018 model. In 2014, the Corvette
sold by the company featured a V-8 engine which is the same as the 2018 model.

49.   Stingray Predecessor -2

The seventh generation of Chevrolet
Corvette, of which the Stingray 2018 is apart, started out back in 2014 with
Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and a front engine which were selected to maintain low
production costs. New designs began emerging with the idea of breaking the stereotype
that Corvettes were a “old man’s toy”.

 

 

50. Stingray Predecessor -3

The seventh generation of Chevrolet Corvette,
of which the Stingray 2018 is apart, had new design features such as a carbon
fiber hood and a detachable roof panel. The round tail lamps were changed to
ones more square in shape. The cargo space however, was decreased by about 33%.
The weight of the Stingray 2018 has remained the same as its predecessors, even
with the addition of aluminium and other materials.

 

 

 

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