The Chevrolet Corvette plays a starring role in American automotive history. The Corvette marque has been in production since 1952, through eight generations whilst serving as a halo for the other lineups and brands sold through General Motors. Over the years, Corvettes have played a big part in pop culture and history, and have since been considered collectible and desirable automobiles. With its iconic looks and performance to match, the Corvette was a top seller. Chevrolet used the front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout for seven generations, changing it with the eighth generation C8. Released in April 2019 at the Kennedy space center to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, it came in two body styles, a 2-door Targa top or a retractable hardtop convertible. The mid-engined layout was a radical departure from previous generations. This example is a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 hard top convertible with just 200 miles run from new. The car is located in Florida and has been well spec’d by the previous owner, featuring some neat factory options.
The car sports a clean white exterior with a blue and black interior and is also equipped with the 3LT interior package which gives the driver an upgraded touchscreen and performance data recorder, as well as soft Nappa leather seats. To compliment the rare options the car is also equipped with carbon fiber trim. The exterior of the car is also further complimented with an aerodynamic front splitter and rear spoiler as part of the Z51 performance package.
The C8 generation features a 6.2L V8 engine situated in the middle of the car, coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch Tremec automatic gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters. The headline power output of the engine is 490bhp, with 465lb-ft of torque. The engine features dry-sump lubrication and cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy when cruising. The Z51 performance package includes a heavy-duty engine cooling system, performance suspension, Brembo brakes, performance exhaust and electronic limited-slip differential.
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