2020’s arrival of the C8 Corvette heralded eight generations of America’s favorite sports car, and brought a massive change, in the shape of the engine moving from ahead of, to just behind the two-seat passenger cabin. This, coupled with moving up the performance and luxury ladder firmly placed the C8 to compete not only with most sportscars from the world’s best, but scare some entry-level supercars as well. That’s why examples such as this 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 3LT don’t stay in our inventory for very long, and with just 1,700 miles on the odometer, you’d better be quick if you want to own it.
The mid-engined layout shift would necessitate some changes in overall design, and the most striking is the new ‘cab-forward’ stance that’s also seen on other mid-engined sportscars and supercars. This 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Coupe eschews the traditional bright paint hues for a more subdued Elkhart Lake Blue shade, and rolls on black five-spoke alloy wheels. A splash of brightness is brought upon by yellow brake calipers. Although it’s a coupe, you’ve got a removable targa top should you desire some sunshine. The interior of this C8 is the most luxurious ever seen on a Corvette, and it’s chock full of the latest tech. Let’s start with the GT2 electrically adjustable bucket seats for the driver and passenger that offer 8 ways of powered adjustment, plus heating and ventilation too. The steering column is tilt and telescopic, with power adjustment for these, and the wheel itself is heated too. Looking ahead, you can’t miss the sophisticated 12-inch Driver Info center which is the digital instrument cluster. A heads-up display augments this. Visibility is enhanced further by front and rear HD cameras, while side blind zone alert helps you avoid objects in the blind spots. There’s also dual-zone climate control for your comfort, a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system, and a comprehensive infotainment suite with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that’s controlled via the 8-inch touchscreen in the center console. You can remote start this ‘Vette too, if desired.
Sitting just behind the driver and passenger in this 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Coupe lies a 6.2L naturally aspirated LT2 V8 that sings a soulful harmony as you wind it up, delivering 490hp and 465lb-ft to the rear wheels via a Tremec 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. There’s cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy when cruising.
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