What zips past you on the road or the tracks? It’s a Chevrolet Corvette. With the Chevrolet Corvette on its 8th generation of production and having undergone a major engineering shift in the shape of a mid-engined configuration, it is even more performance oriented than before. The previous generations were all front-engined, making the eighth generation the first of the mid-engined Corvette era. This is an eighth generation 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Z51 HTC (Hardtop Convertible) with some tasty upgrades and just 1,947 miles on the clock. It comes from Minnesota.
This 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Z51 HTC is dressed in the now out-of-production premium Sebring Orange tint coat, which certainly makes it stand out from the other ‘Vettes on the road. Full-length dual black racing stripes bisect it down the middle. The wheels are a set of OEM staggered 19” front and 20” rear 5-open-spoke Carbon Flash-painted aluminum units with machined edge and Z51 performance Brembo antilock brakes with black calipers lurk behind. Dealer added custom splash guards in black are also in place. Further aesthetic enhancements include Carbon Flash painted nacelles, body color roof with Carbon Flash convertible top, Z51 rear spoiler, Z51 front splitter, a ceramic coating with a 5-year rating and a PPF Paint Protection Film on the first half of the car finishes the look of the vehicle. The interior is enveloped in a Sky Cool Gray color scheme, which is continued on the GT2 bucket seats with carbon-fiber trim. The multifunction performance steering wheel is wrapped in suede microfiber for added tactile delight. Premium carpeted floor mats cosset your feet, and you can expect the usual creature comforts such as climate control and touchscreen infotainment system.
This 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Z51 HTC is powered by a 6.2L Chevrolet LT2 V8 motor and mated to a Tremec 8-speed automatic dual clutch transmission. With the Z51 package, it boosts the output to 495 hp and 470 lb ft of torque. 0-60 mph flashes in less than 3.0 seconds, courtesy of the Z51 upgrade package, whilst variable valve timing and other innovations help keep fuel economy in check when you’re not driving it pedal-to-the-carpet style. Keeping the engine cool and at optimum performance is a heavy-duty cooling system which includes a rear mounted third radiator and brake cooling ducts. This Corvette is certified for track use with the Z51 package, and the threaded spring seats can be manually adjusted, so that the vehicle can be lowered for track driving.