Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2015-Specs,Suspension,Expert Review,Test Drive

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2015-Specs,Suspension,Expert Review,Test Drive

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 is American muscle that hits hard. It features a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine with VVT, direct injection, and cylinder deactivation. It produces 460 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. This particular model is the 2LT convertible with Z51 package. It will cost you $56,395.

There are five different selectable drive modes: weather, for when weather is happening, eco, to save fuel and maximize use of cylinder deactivation, touring, sport, and track. Each of these modes can alter up to 12 different parameters; steering effort, shift points, exhaust noise, electronic differential settings, suspension stiffness, stability and traction control, and more.

The Z51 package offers a performance exhaust which adds 5 hp and 5 lb-ft, a dry sump oil system, larger performance brakes with slotted rotors, a performance suspension with upgraded shocks, springs, and sway bars, different wheels and tires, performance gear ratios if you’ve selected the manual option, an electronic limited slip differential, a rear differential cooler, transmission cooling, and an aero package.Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2015-Specs,Suspension,Expert Review,Test Drive

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2015-EXPERT REVIEW

With its improved automatic transmission and reinvented, ridiculously fast Z06 variant, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette bolsters its credentials as the world’s best performance-car bargain.

Pros

Awesome V8 power; racetrack-ready handling and braking; comfortable highway cruiser; attractive, high-tech interior; coupe’s roomy cargo area; astounding value.

Cons

Touchscreen is occasionally unresponsive to inputs and prone to glitches.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 2015-Specs,Suspension,Expert Review,Test Drive

What’s New for 2015

The 2015 Corvette gets an eight-speed automatic transmission option (replacing last year’s six-speed), upgraded OnStar functionality with a 4G LTE data connection and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability, an available Performance Data Recorder with in-car video and a handful of minor trim changes. Did we miss anything? Oh, there is the minor detail of the all-new 650-horsepower Z06 model debuting this year as well.

Check out this video.This video will take a look at the exterior, engine and drive train, wheels, tires, suspension, interior, features, as well as a quick test drive and summary of the fuel economy.