The year is set to end on a good note to all Corvette Convertible lovers; one of America’s favorite sports car. This is a car that gets a good mix of everything, from its great looks, awesome output, excellent interior styling and satisfactorily fuel economy ratings for a car in its segment.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Exterior
The exterior is elegant but still highly functional. The beauty will measure 178 inches long, 77 inches wide and 49 inches tall. It will have a maximum curb weight of 3,582 lbs. At the front are excellently designed indirect white LED lights set in black-chrome finished lamp housings along with standard HID projector headlights while turn signals feature edge-lit amber LED lighting.
At the rear, the taillights are set in 3D sculpted lenses housings and feature indirect LED lighting. The tail lights are integrated with functional aircraft-like air outlets. The vehicle has a power operated top which utilizes a new mechanism that enables it to be lowered in only 21 seconds. The standard 1LT trim will have heated exterior mirrors while the 2LT features auto dimming outside mirrors.
The new Chevy will ride on 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels. The automaker is also offering a performance package to go with any of the three trim levels. This package features 19-inch and 20-inch front and rear wheels respectively, a modified suspension, hefty brakes, integral coolers for transmission and differential, a new rear spoiler, brake-cooling ducts and extra air deflectors to enhance its track capability.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Interior
The interior which will accommodate two people is excellently designed using premium materials and the latest technology features in the market. It features 8-way power seats with GT seats covered with perforated Mulan leather as standard; there is an option for Sport seats with sueded microfiber inserts.
For steering, it features a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel which is wrapped in leather. Other standard features include an 8-inch color touch-screen radio with Chevrolet MyLink and Bose 9-speaker audio system. It also features dual -zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and a rearview camera. It also features keyless access and pushbutton ignition.
The 2LT trim level will have a 10-speaker premium audio system with bass box. It will also have a cargo net, heated and ventilated seats and a g-meter head-up display when the vehicle is in track mode. According to reports, there are 3 new design packages offered with 3LT trim only. These new packages are meant to offer customers more alternatives for customized look and feel.
Each package brings a different feel from grand touring to high-performance. The packages are Twilight Blue Design Package, Spice Red Design Package and Jet Black Suede Design Package.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Under the hood of the 2016 Chevy Stingray Convertible is a power train that comes with a good deal of performance and efficiency. The unit is a 6.2 L LT1 V 8 engine that produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed manual transmission system with Active Rev Match as well as an 8- speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
This engine pushes the new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with the manual transmission and 3.7 seconds with the 8-speed automatic transmission system, top speed is over 180 mph. The new Corvette Convertible delivers one of the best EPA fuel economy ratings for cars delivering more than 450 hp. It consumes 17 mpg for city and 29 mpg on highway.
Price and release date
According to the information we have received from our sources, the 2016 Chevy Corvette convertible will be released to dealerships in the last quarter of 2015. The base model 1LT start price will be around $ 59.400 (MSRP), while starting MSRP for the Z51 3LT trim levels ranging from $ 64.400.