MSRP starting at: $63,395
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COUPEProvocative design meets race-proven technology, making Stingray coupe low, light and lean. Impressive downforce keeps the vehicle planted while functional exterior vents help reduce lift and minimize drag. These advanced ventilation systems also help air flow from front to back, cooling critical components of the perfectly balanced powertrain.
CONVERTIBLEConvertible delivers the same optimal performance as coupe. The top is fully electronic and can be lowered remotely using the fob or at speeds up to 30 mph—without the need for mechanical latches. With the top up, a thick, three-ply design ensures maximum sound absorption for a quiet cabin. And, when you decide to put the top down, it hides seamlessly beneath a body-colored tonneau cover.
AUTHENTIC MATERIALSNapa leather, available on the 3LT trim level, is a testament to the finely crafted interior of the Stingray. Free from imperfections and soft to the touch, its smooth, natural grain dismisses the notion of synthetic textures. The 3LT package also includes a hand-stretched, leather-wrapped instrument panel swathed and sewn to meticulous fit and finish while lightweight aluminum accents adorn the doors, pedals, shifter and cockpit instrumentation.
THE INSTRUMENT PANEL OF THE FUTUREThe intuitive instrument cluster bears two ultra-bright 8-inch diagonal high-definition color LED screens — screens so bright they can even be read with the top down in direct sunlight. The center console entertainment interface features a retractable, tablet-inspired touch-screen complete with customizable home screen. And an available color Head-Up Display projects critical data into the driver’s line of sight on the windshield.
STEERING WHEELDesigned exclusively for Stingray and hand-wrapped in natural leather (or sueded microfiber if you choose the Competition Sport seats), a smaller, race-inspired steering wheel enhances grip and driving feel. A discreet, flat Euro-stitch lends a subtle but crafted feel. Steering wheel-mounted paddles initiate Active Rev Matching on the manual transmission or manual shifting on the paddle-shift automatic transmission.
EVERY GRAM EARNS ITS WAY TO THE TOP
Lean materials and efficient new processes forge the light, stiff Stingray space frame, which helps achieve 50-50 weight distribution and impressive power-to-weight ratio. One-third the weight of steel, aluminum improves rigidity, which in turn enhances cornering and handling. Lightweight carbon-nano-composite underbody panels bond to aluminum, further reducing weight for more precise driver control. This revolutionary chassis improves torsional rigidity, reducing noise and elevating performance to an art.
COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE AS ONE
Stingray coupe and convertible share an identical rigid aluminum frame structure. Originally designed as an open-top sports car, no reinforcements were required to create the convertible. No matter which body style you choose, Stingray remains a pure, precision-born machine.
One-third the weight of steel, the Stingray aluminum space frame is 100 pounds (45 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor.
Segmented aluminum rails — varying in thickness from 2 mm to 11 mm — enable tailored gauge, shape and strength properties with minimal weight.
STIFFER THAN STEEL
The all-aluminum Stingray space frame assembly, used on both coupe and convertible, is also 57% stiffer than the steel frame of the previous generation Stingray.
BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY
Every 2016 Corvette Stingray is built by experienced craftsmen using state-of-the-art processes refined at our Bowling Green Assembly plant.
POWERTRAINCompletely redesigned, the 6.2L LT1 V8 engine boasts up to an estimated 460 horspower and an available 465 lb.-ft. of torque, plus it achieves a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. A distinctive rear transaxle layout achieves optimal weight balance. A trio of innovative technologies rarely seen in any elite sports car achieves revolutionary power and fuel efficiency. Compact engine design lowers the hoodline and vehicle center of gravity. And a dry-sump oil system, available with the Z51 Performance Package, delivers through high g-force cornering.
CHOICE OF TRANSMISSIONSA 7-speed manual transmission complements the LT1 V8 powerhouse that propels Stingray. The rear transaxle location enables a 50/50 vehicle weight balance. Intelligent sensors enhance the driving experience by simulating heel-toe shifting perfection at the touch of a switch. Active Rev Matching anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for smooth transitions during both upshifts and downshifts. An available all-new 8-speed paddle-shift automatic offers smooth control with quick and precise shifts and manual mode for higher level of driver control. The 8-speed automatic delivers dual-clutch performance without sacrificing performance.
DIRECT INJECTIONA key performance technology, Direct Injection delivers fuel directly into the combustion chamber to achieve maximum thermal and combustion efficiency. More than 6 million hours of computational analysis went into developing the combustion system alone. The result is an impressive 11.5:1 compression ratio that increases torque, power and fuel efficiency.
VARIABLE VALVE TIMINGVariable Valve Timing optimizes camshaft timing to improve high-rpm horsepower and low-end torque. An intelligent position sensor detects engine operating conditions and adjusts the timing of intake and exhaust valves. The result is increased power or torque when needed, enhancing performance and bolstering fuel economy when combined with Active Fuel Management.
ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENTDesigned for peak power when you need it and fuel efficiency when you don’t, Active Fuel Management (AFM) deactivates four cylinders when cruising at consistent speeds and offers all eight cylinders with one touch of the accelerator. AFM is utilized or disabled at the driver’s discretion. Labor reduces. Fuel economy improves. The driver notices peak performance, and nothing else.
TRUST THE MACHINE
The 2016 Corvette Stingray is engineered to serve the driver. Lighter materials and ingenious technology coalesce to create a precision instrument that reacts perfectly to every human input. Put simply: Stingray does exactly what you tell it to, and does it extremely well.
With precision engineering comes masterful driving. Electric power steering eliminates road shake, enhancing responsiveness. Standard Brembo® brakes deliver confident stopping power, while Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport Zero Pressure summer-only tires — exclusive to Stingray — optimize ride, grip and handling.
The available Z51 Performance Package lets you achieve full track capability: Electronic Limited-Slip Differential promotes improved stability and responsiveness. Available third-generation Magnetic Ride technology, which includes performance traction management, stiffens the suspension for performance driving without sacrificing a smooth ride and facilitates maximum grip on the road. Additionally, five separate settings of torque reduction and brake intervention allow for more confident driving.
CAPTURE THE EXCITEMENT
Record, share and analyze your driving experiences on and off the track with the available industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder. Add an extra dimension to your drive by logging video of your drives, along with real-time performance data, onto an SD memory card stored in the glove box. Four modes — Track, Performance, Sport and Touring — allow you to capture video, audio, driving stats, date and time, and a lot more. You can even capture video and data when someone else is driving the car with Valet Mode, giving you extra peace of mind.
ANALYZE YOUR TECHNIQUE
Data is captured using a seamlessly integrated, windshield-mounted HD camera module, as well as a performance processor, internal accelerometers and GPS system. Then play your video back on a computer, or relive your drive right inside Stingray (when stopped, of course) on the 8-inch diagonal touch-screen. You can even analyze your driving technique using easily downloadable Cosworth Toolbox software that is similar to the analysis software used by Corvette Racing.