The 2023 Corvette is offered in three trim levels: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette has a mid-engine with 490 horsepower and 465 foot-pounds of torque from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8. The 8-speed dual-clutch transmission provides excellent driver engagement and continuous torque and power through to the wheels. The time between shifts happens in the hundreds of milliseconds and keeps you planted in your GT1 Bucket seats that are both supportive and comfortable. Suspension is handled thanks to a fully independent SLA double wishbone system with forged upper and cast aluminum L-shaped lower control arms dampened with 46mm monotube shocks. The Corvette is available in either coupe or convertible form with a folding hard top. The chief difference, of course, is the automatic drop top, which can be controlled by either the key fob or a button on the dash. It can be lowered at speeds up to 30 mph.
The entry-level base 1LT comes with LED headlights, leather upholstery, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster, eight-way power-adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth, and 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2LT adds heated and cooled seats with power lumbar adjustment, a heated steering wheel, memory for both seats, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, a surround-view camera system, a head-up display, GM's rear camera mirror, blind-spot monitoring, and wireless charging.
Stepping into the 3LT means you'll be offered optional GT2 racing seats wrapped in extended leather upholstery and synthetic suede-wrapped upper panels. A Performance Data Recorder can take video and report track lap times.
The Z51 performance package is also a must-have as it brings all the best performance-oriented gear to the table. Performance-tuned suspension with threaded spring seats to adjust dampers, bigger brakes, additional cooling, a unique axle ratio, and a performance exhaust. With the dual-mode performance exhaust that is part of the Z51 package, it makes 495 horsepower. The Z51 option also adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential, more aggressive brakes, and summer tires.
The 70th Anniversary model will be only be available on the top-line 3LT trim but can be ordered on both the coupe or convertible body style. The 70th Anniversary Corvette includes special dark-finish aluminum wheels with 70th Anniversary center caps, red brake calipers, and special exterior badging; White Pearl Metallic or Carbon Flash Metallic are the two exterior colors, and they can be had with or without Satin Gray or Satin Black racing stripes. Leather upholstery with red stitching and microfiber trim adorns the 70th Anniversary edition's seats, and a set of custom matching luggage is also included.
The Z06 key differences are, a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with a flat-plane crankshaft and a dual-overhead-camshaft valvetrain, an incredible 8,600 rpm redline, 670 hp at 8,400 rpm, and 460 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 rpm. Airflow-enhancing model-specific front and rear fascias, a center-mounted quad-tipped exhaust system, a 3.6-inch wider body to accommodate larger tires and side air intakes, standard reconfigurable rear spoiler, front 20-inch and rear 21-inch wheels in a Z06-specific design, available carbon-fiber trim for the interior, steering wheel, and paddle shifters.
The 70th Anniversary treatment is also available on the high-performance Z06 model. Other enhancements for the 2023 model year include new 20-inch wheel designs, optional black tailpipes, new Stealth Aluminum interior trim, and an available Adrenaline Red Dipped cabin theme which covers the dash and door panels in red upholstery. Advanced Safety features include front and side airbags, rear cross-traffic alert, blind zone alert, HD surround vision camera, a front curb view camera, rear park assist, and a rear camera mirror.
Exotic Sports-car Performance, Easy To Live With On A Daily Basis, High-end Trim Offers A Premium Experience, Offered As Both A Convertible And A Coupe, Adequate Trunk Storage For Groceries Or Luggage, And An Upscale Interior.
The 2023 Corvette rolls into 2023 with a high-performance Z06 version, the 70th Anniversary package is introduced, and other new cosmetic additions are also offered.
The eighth-generation Corvette supersedes the fight with its domestic rivals like the Ford Mustang GT500 and Dodge Challenger Hellcat and proceeds to lob a salvo across the bow of the entire world. This everyman's supercar delivers the exotic styling you typically see from European exotics but with the heart and soul of a true American muscle car. The cabin features upgraded materials and styling, six-selectable driving modes, and the driving manners needed for everyday daily driving. With all of its prowess and power, the Corvette is an astounding bang for the buck.