The 2017 Corvette comes in three different models. The Stingray returns to the lineup as the not-very-basic base model. At the top of the range is the supercharged Z06. And new for 2017 is the Corvette Grand Sport, blending the Stingray's 6.2-liter V8 engine with suspension and aerodynamic hardware from the Z06. Consider it the Goldilocks Corvette.
The Stingray and Grand Sport share a 6.2-liter V8 with 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The Z06, meanwhile, gets supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. All three versions of the Corvette are available as a hardtop coupe with a removable roof panel or as a soft-top convertible. Seven-speed manual transmissions come standard, while eight-speed automatics are optional extras.
At the entry level, 2017 Corvette buyers will get the following features:
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color touchscreen
- Satellite radio
- Rearview camera
- Keyless ignition
- Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel
Stepping up to the Grand Sport will cost about $66,445 (starting MSRP), an upgrade that comes with a lot of additional features. The Z06, meanwhile, starts at $81,440, although prices can exceed $100,000 without much effort. All three models are available in one of three trim levels – the LT1, LT2, and LT3 in the Stingray and Grand Sport, and 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ in the Z06. The Stingray is also available with a higher-performance Z51 trim that splits the difference between the base car and the Grand Sport.
Beyond the trim levels, there are plenty of different wheels, interior upholsteries and finishes, exterior decals, and tech. Simply put, if you can dream up a Corvette, Chevrolet can probably accommodate you.