Constant innovation is what keeps Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs ahead of the competition. The Detroit automaker’s steady focus on improving its vehicles extends throughout the product line and includes its high-performance vehicles like the 2018 Corvette and the Z06 model of the Corvette.
For 2018, Chevy has made several changes to the regular Corvette and the Z06 version of the Corvette. While they’re not major redesigns, they do represent improvements in utility, quality, and increased customer choices that buyers of the vehicles will enjoy.
The 2018 Corvette gets larger standard wheels, going to 19-inch fronts and 20-inch wheels. Buyers will get more wheel choices for the 2018 model, as Chevy has added five new wheel choices to the mix. Magnetic Ride Control, which had been bundled with various performance and appearance packages, is now a stand-alone option.
Chevy also made a few other helpful tweaks to the regular Corvette, such as increasing the resolution on the rearview camera and offering a few new exterior and interior colors for buyers to choose.
The 2018 Corvette Z06 also includes a few minor changes, including a few new wheel offerings and a more comprehensive vehicle information system. The Z06’s Performance Data Recorder now gives a more detailed picture of how the vehicle is performing, reporting on individual wheel speeds, suspension movements, yaw rate, intake air temperature, and ambient air temperature—data that performance geeks can’t get enough of.
All the tweaks and upgrades to the Corvette have created a vehicle that’s more enjoyable to own. Consumers will appreciate Chevy’s continued efforts to make the Corvette better each model year.
Differences Between the Corvette & Z06
The Z06 is the top model of the Corvette and has a few features not found in the standard Corvette. The Z06 is the quickest sports car ever manufactured by GM. It’s powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 engine that cranks out 650 horsepower and 650 ft-lb of torque. That’s a lot of power, considering the Z06 weighs just 3,350 lbs. The Z06 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 2.95 seconds and clear a quarter mile in 10.95 seconds.
To accommodate the Z06’s power, the vehicle is outfitted with a specialized aerodynamic kit and robust brakes.
The standard Corvette, also known as the Stingray, is no slouch, either. The Corvette has a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that generates 455 horsepower and 460 ft-lb of torque. The vehicle comes with a great set of standard equipment, including bucket seats, independent suspension, and 18- and 19-inch wheels, along with other great features.
When shopping for a high-performance vehicle like the 2018 Corvette, it pays to work with a quality dealership with a solid inventory. Good dealerships can better match buyers with the vehicle that’s right for them and can help them find incentives and other offers.
Community Chevy is a Spencer Chevrolet dealership offering great deals on performance vehicles like the Corvette. Stop by today to check out various trims and packages for the Corvette.