It appears that Chevrolet has taken a leaf from the Nissan book on how to keep your GT-R fresh as it has announced two refreshes in two years with a wave of upgrades for the Corvette Stingray. The Corvette C7 released in 2014 it went through a range of minor updates and for the 2015 it also got a new transmission. There are more changes of minor grades for the Corvette of 2016 year model, and it would also be introduced into the Z06 2016 Corvette.
Apart from adding the Z06 C7 R edition to the range - which is ultra-limited in production, and just 500 units – and also new design packs numbering three, Chevy has also introduced new trim colors, body colors and technical spec choices, to the Z06 and Stingray. Now the Corvette customers have a range of options to show off for their cars with Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat or the Long Beach Red Metallic hue, and also a special kit that leaves the hood without paint to show off the carbon fiber woven wave below along with the parking camera which is front-mounted. The last option will be available only with the higher spec 2LZ and 3LZ trims.
A self-latching or power-cinching trunk-lid or hatch will be offered with the 2016 Corvette, and it will depend on the choice of the body style a customer goes for. This is a great relief as the Corvette requires a meaty slam to close the lid true and right.
A flat-bottomed steering wheel is specifically offered to the Stingray, a regular wheel design that comes in four finishes, and GT seats of non-competition variety in two-tone. The Stingray 3LT trims will be offered with red and yellow stitching which would also come with the interior done in black. The high-performance package of Z51 also offers the adaptive dampers by Magnetic Ride Control. We expect the basic Corvette and Z06 to cost no more than $55,995 and $79,995.