The rear-drive, mid-engined 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is available as a coupe or convertible in 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trim levels. They all get a robust 6.2-liter V8 engine that hammers out 490 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque (or 495 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque with the available Z51 Performance Package). An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission completes the powertrain. With the Z51 Performance Package, the ’23 Corvette Stingray’s 0-to-60 mph time is 2.9 seconds, and it boasts a top track speed of 194 mph. According to the EPA, it achieves an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The base-level 1LT comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires on silver-painted 19-inch wheels , heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, a 12-inch color driver information display, power-adjustable GT1 sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather seats with perforated inserts. The 2LT adds power-folding and driver’s-side auto-dimming side mirrors, a head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats with position memory, a heated steering wheel, a performance data display and video recorder, a universal home remote, and wireless phone charging. The 3LT has leather upholstery (on the upper instrument panel, door trim panels, and console cover), Nappa leather competition GT2 bucket seats, and sueded microfiber upper interior décor.
The 2023 Corvette Stingray is equipped with some standard advanced safety features. The 1LT has a high-definition rearview camera and rear parking sensors, while the 2LT and 3LT receive a high-definition front view camera and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Every 2023 Corvette gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. The 2LT and 3LT are upgraded with navigation, enhanced voice recognition, and four additional speakers.
Chevrolet presents a wide array of opportunities for customizing the Corvette. While this is not a comprehensive list, some of those elective add-ons worth noting are red or yellow brake calipers, Magnetic Selective Ride Control (a sophisticated damping system that automatically responds to road conditions), a performance traction management system and suspension, a front lift system with memory for greater clearance, a performance exhaust, a carbon fiber roof, and orange or yellow seatbelts. There’s also the Z51 Performance Package, which provides a performance suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, a Z51-specific front splitter and rear spoiler, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, and a heavy-duty cooling system.
For the 3LT, the new 70th Anniversary Edition upgrade will outfit dark gray 20-inch wheels with sporty red striping, red brake calipers, a Ceramic White leather interior with red contrast stitching, red seatbelts, a sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel, various 70th Anniversary badges, a unique VIN sequence number, and black or gray racing stripes, depending on the exterior color option. Not only that, but buyers of the 70th Anniversary Edition will also receive a two-piece set of leather travel bags with red stitching and a 70th Anniversary logo.