2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Tire Wear Update
March 21, 2014
I hypothesized way back last year, long before we got number 23, that the Stingray wears its front tires faster than it wears its rears, an unusual trait for a rear-drive car this powerful and a sure sign of a genuinely balanced sports car.
It looks like I was right.
As of this writing our Stingray has almost exactly 16,000 miles on the clock. Figuring about 4,600 of those miles were earned to Detroit and back when the car was fitted with snow tires, our Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP tires have about 11,400 miles on them. And, as predicted, the front tires are more worn than the rears.
The uppermost photo here shows the wear indicators on the inside of the right front tire. The lower photo shows the wear indicators on the inside of the left rear tire.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 15,923 miles