Automotive expert Lauren Fix, the Car Coach test drives the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible.
The Stingray is a perfect driving machine, born from brilliant engineering and precision performance. Its aggressively sculpted exterior is a statement of intent; its driver-oriented cockpit is a creation of purpose. Every element of the 2015 Stingray makes it the quickest, most powerful, most refined Stingray ever made.
Stingray lives at the intersection of race-proven technology and provocative, purposeful design. Every element serves a purpose, from functional exterior vents to intelligent driver controls. With coupe and convertible options and a host of personalization options, there’s a Stingray to satisfy any driving enthusiast.
Stingray features sharp, beautifully sculpted headlamps and taillamps that emanate crisp color, brightness and efficiency. Functional aerodynamics form an aggressive look while providing optimal lighting performance.
• Bi-Xenon HID headlamps achieve high and low beams
with a single light engine
• Edge-lit LED turn signals are framed in black chrome housing
• Four-element taillamps recede into reverse reflector
for crisp, even lighting
• High-mounted stoplamp is mounted in the aerodynamic
Available in Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede design packages take Stingray to the next level of customization, design and performance.
The 6.2L LT1 V8 engine boasts up to an available 460 horsepower and an available 465 lb.-ft. of torque while achieving a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. A distinctive rear transaxle layout achieves optimal weight balance. Compact engine design lowers the hoodline and vehicle center of gravity. And a dry-sump oil system, included with the Z51 Performance Package, delivers oil flow through high g-force cornering.
The industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder logs video of your drives along with real-time performance data onto an SD memory card so you can analyze your technique and improve your driving abilities. And when someone else is driving the car, Valet Mode captures video and data for additional peace of mind.
Stingray keeps you connected and entertained with a retractable 8-inch diagonal Chevrolet MyLink color touch-screen. Using steering wheel controls, hand gesture recognition and voice recognition capabilities, you can talk, text and stream music without taking your hands off the wheel.
Premium Bose audio system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio with one year of service
Audio input jack and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology for easy streaming
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
MPG: Up to 17 city, 29 highway
Dimensions: 177-178″ L x 74-77″ W x 49″ H
Engine: 6.2L V8
Horsepower: 455 to 650 HP
Stingray Z51 Manual
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