Chevrolet firmly cemented itself as a manufacturer who could develop a compelling and competitive sports car with the Corvette. Named after the American Corvette class of warships, Corvettes are an epitome of a small to mid-size maneuverable sports car at a competitive price point, that typically undercut the major offerings from Europe. The 8th generation follows the lineage’s tradition of performance and power but has undergone a major mechanical layout change in the shape of a shift to a mid-engined orientation, when the previous seven generations used to house the large, typically V8 engine at the front. Our subject car is a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT with a host of factory options and is pretty much in mint condition with just 221 miles on the clock.
This 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT is draped in a tantalizing Red Mist Metallic tint coat paint job. It rides on a set of OEM wheels that are staggered 19” front and 20” rear 5-open-spoke Carbon Flash painted aluminum wheels, with machined edge and black painted brake calipers. The body colored roof panel is removable. The exterior also features a Z51 performance rear spoiler and Carbon Flash accents. All the badges on the car are painted in Carbon Flash for that striking look with the Red Mist exterior. Moving on to the jet-black interior, it features GT1 premium bucket seats in Mulan leather with perforated inserts and black seat belts. For an exquisite listening experience, a Bose premium 10 speaker audio system is in place, controlled through the touch-screen infotainment system.
This 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT comes with a 6.2L V8 engine, mated to a Tremec TR-9080 dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It puts out 495hp and 470 lb ft (490hp on non-Z51 package cars). Driving the rear wheels via an electronic limited slip differential (eLSD), this is enough for a 0-60 sprint in under three seconds, and a top speed of 184mph for the Z51 package that this car is equipped with, that includes Z51 performance Brembo brakes, performance suspension, a NPP exhaust, a performance rear axle ratio and the aforementioned eLSD. The car also features magnetic ride control and active fuel management system.