2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ pricingin Ashburn, VA
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The Chevrolet Corvette has been a performance icon in the United States for more than six decades now, and this 2018 version is no different. The base Stingray's powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine (455 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque) sits up front and drives a set of gigantic Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
If the regular Corvette Stingray is too tame, the Corvette Grand Sport raises track credibility up to near maximum levels thanks to made-for-the-track aerodynamics and mechanical modifications. Then there's the supercharged Z06. With its 650 hp, it'll lay down lap times that even European exotics costing four or five times more will have trouble matching.
Naturally, the Corvette is a sports car, replete with the usual foibles, such as two-person seating and a low ride height that makes it hard to get in and out. But you'll likely be surprised to find that the Corvette's track-ready performance doesn't come paired with a harsh ride. Across its model lineup, the Corvette continues to be the rare alpha performance car that's comfortable for normal driving, too.
Taking just one test drive in a 2018 Corvette may have you forgetting about civility and embracing what so many sports car aficionados already know: This is American performance at its best.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette configurations
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is a two-seat sports car that is available in both coupe and convertible body types. The coupe features a removable roof panel that stows in the trunk, while the convertible has a power-operated soft top. The Stingray, Z51 and Grand Sport are split into 1LT, 2LT and 3LT subtrims; the Z06 comes in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ subtrims.
Chevy fits the Stingray, Z51 and Grand Sport with a 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp, 460 lb-ft). A performance exhaust that increases output to 460 hp is available on the Stingray and included on the Z51 and Grand Sport models. A seven-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matched downshifts is standard, while an eight-speed automatic is optional.
Standard features for the Stingray 1LT include 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with summer tires, Brembo brakes, xenon headlights, LED running lights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
You also get OnStar (with a 4G LTE data connection and Wi-Fi hotspot capability), Bluetooth, a driver information display, an 8-inch central touchscreen with Chevy's MyLink infotainment interface, a rearview camera, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio.
All Stingray 2LT models come with front-view parking cameras, auto-dimming driver side and rearview mirrors, a head-up display, a cargo shade (coupe only), upgraded interior trim, heated and ventilated seats with additional power adjustments, driver-seat memory settings and a 10-speaker sound system.
The Stingray 3LT models add premium leather upholstery with extended surface coverage, simulated-suede upper interior trim and a navigation system that includes the Corvette's unique performance data recorder.
The Stingray Z51 upgrades the Vette's performance potential with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, larger front brakes, slotted brake rotors, sportier suspension tuning, revised transmission gear ratios for snappier responses (manual only), an electronic limited-slip differential, a differential cooler, dry-sump oiling for the V8 engine and a dual-mode performance exhaust.
The Grand Sport largely mirrors the Stingray Z51 in terms of feature content, but it adds a slew of performance features taken from the Z06, including an upgraded cooling system, wider fenders and tires, adaptive dampers, upgraded suspension components and bigger brakes.
Sport seats are optional on all Corvettes.
The Z06 1LZ starts with the Stingray Z51 1LT's standard equipment and adds a supercharged V8 (650 hp, 650 lb-ft), a Z06-specific sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers, larger brakes, wider tires, a carbon-fiber hood, a more aggressive aero package (including wider front and rear fenders, expanded cooling vents, and a unique front grille and rear fascia) and the head-up display. The Z06 2LZ gets the 2LT's upgrades, while the Z06 3LZ gets the 3LT's upgrades.
For the Grand Sport and Z06, Chevy offers a Z07 performance package. It adds carbon-ceramic brakes, an even more aggressively tuned suspension, bigger and stickier tires, and extra aerodynamic body pieces. For all Corvettes, various interior and exterior styling and trim upgrades are also available.
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Ease of use8.5
Getting in/getting out5.5
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette video
KURT NIEBUHR: Pop quiz-- what has 650 horsepower, 650 foot pounds of torque, a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine, is rear wheel drive, and has a seven speed manual transmission? [ENGINE REVVING] That's what. [MUSIC PLAYING] Let's talk about that motor for a second-- 6.2 liter V8 supercharged, 650 horsepower, 650 foot pounds of torque. I could talk about what it's got, but I'll let it talk for me. [ENGINE REVVING] Yeah, this is the best V8 you can buy right now. I don't care what Mercedes has to offer. I don't care what Aston Martin has. This V8 engine is just [KISSING NOISE]. [ENGINE REVVING] This is Z06 with the Z07 package. Actually, probably just the Z06 itself has a wonderful front end. It's quick, but not too quick. Changes direction. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's telepathic, but boy, it really does what you want right when you ask it to. [ENGINE REVVING] The front axle is very quick and has a lot of grip. It's almost too quick, but it's-- you get used to how fast the front end is. It can take you by surprise, but the rear end follows you all the time. Now, true, I'm not really at a very high limit at the moment, but I've got more than enough grip, more than enough traction, and I'm having more than enough fun. [ENGINE REVVING] The way you can guide the car through the turn, point it-- just really nice. I wouldn't go so far as to say the feel is like a Porsche or anything like that, but it is-- I don't really want for anything else. There's a reasonable amount of feedback. Not as much as I'd like, but still pretty good, and the car just-- the car wants it. In sport mode, this car is completely unfazed by rough canyon roads. It still puts a lot of power down. It still turns in well. It has a track mode, but I wouldn't even use it on a track. It's so rigid. Makes it hard to be smooth. But the sport mode-- perfect. Also, hats off GM. Carbon ceramic brakes-- fantastic carbon ceramic brakes. Must-have carbon ceramic brakes, and a revised suspension. Spring rates front and rear are up. Bushings and the sway bar have been changed out, and the magnetorheological, I think I got that right, shocks have been retuned for the springs for the mega performance. Special shout out to my coworkers for leaving me Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that are balder than I am, but these tires still have a phenomenal amount of grip. But having bald tires on a car with about 3,600 miles on it brings up something that you should take into account if you select the option. The cost to replace these tires is a lot. It's not $1,000. It's not $2000. It's over that. It's a lot of money. These tires lasted probably-- they will last less than 4,000 miles, so if you drive your Z06 the way you're supposed to, and you do not lock it in a plastic bag and put it in your garage, you're going to go through a few sets of these tires every year. Just something to keep in mind. Your basic Z06 is going to run you about $80,000. That's not chump change, but it's a fantastic value for the amount of performance that you get. The Z07 package-- that is $75,000. That, in my opinion, is the only option package that you should buy when you buy a Z06. Now, the car that I'm currently driving is the Carbon 65 version, which adds bits of blue here and there. It has graphics on the fenders. Some of the interesting blue is all over the place. It adds carbon fiber aero bits on the outside. You can take those or leave those. That Carbon 65 package is an immense 15,000 bucks more than a regular Z06 and brings the total of this car to $112,000. Yeah, just buy the Z06, get the Z07 package, and Heaven awaits. [ENGINE REVVING] [MUSIC PLAYING]
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Test Drive
Edmunds Photo Editor Kurt Niebuhr swiped the key to the 650-horsepower Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 Edition and went for a quick blast through the hills. Does the limited-production run of 650 vehicles vindicate the $112K asking price? Do you really need special graphics or should the supercharged 6.2-liter engine do all the talking? How long will a set of tires really last? Can the photo editor even drive a car?
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Corvette safety features:
- Performance Traction Management
- Helps keep traction with subtle adjustments to the power being sent to the rear wheels.
- Head-Up Display
- Keeps driver's eyes on the road by projecting information, such as engine rpm and gear, onto the windscreen directly in the line of sight.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ for Sale
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is a singular thing. It and the Ohio-made Acura NSX are currently the only production two-seater performance machines being built in the United States. But no one thinks of the NSX as an American car, and no one thinks of the Corvette as anything but the epitome of American automotive culture.
The Corvette is available in a coupe or convertible soft-top body style. The Stingray is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to a dual-mode exhaust, the Grand Sport produces 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Both Grand Sport and Stingray versions of the Corvette are available in three different trims. Stingray trims can also be equipped with a Z51 performance package that bridges that gap to the Grand Sport, while Grand Sport trims can be equipped with the Z07 package, that's also available on the Z06. The top-dog Corvette Z06 has a supercharged V8 good for 650 hp.
Driving enthusiasts will probably opt for the 1LT; it's the lightest trim of the group but still has enough capability to handle daily-driver duties. It comes with a Bose nine-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, rear parking camera, eight-way power seats, power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping, flat-bottomed steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry and ignition.
The 2LT trim adds interior comfort features that are on par with many luxury cars. Heated and ventilated seats, driver-seat memory function, auto-dimming mirrors, 10-speaker Bose audio system, head-up display, front parking camera, HID headlights, and color-matched interior console, instrument panel and door panels.
3LT adds significant interior refinement. Premium leather seating surfaces, navigation system, color-matched instrument panel and leather-wrapped interior pieces are all included. Available on other trims, the 3LT includes a navigation system. It also has a data recorder that records GPS track information and video from an HD camera feed into an onboard memory card for later replay.
True enthusiasts who want more out of their Stingray can add the Z51 performance package. It includes the Grand Sport's dual-mode exhaust and provides increased power and torque. This extensive package also includes an electronic limited-slip differential; differential and transmission cooling; additional engine cooling; larger slotted front brakes; stiffer shocks, dampers and roll bars; a downforce-generating aero package; shorter gear ratios for increased acceleration, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires. The Z51 package is available on all Stingray models.
Grand Sport owners looking for more track performance can equip their cars with the Z07 package. This includes a sport-tuned version of the Magnetic Ride Control suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires.
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ Overview
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ is offered in the following styles: Z06 w/3LZ 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M), and Z06 w/3LZ 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M).
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/3LZ Z06 w/3LZ 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M)
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