Exploring the 2016 Corvette Options: Unveiling Original Press Release

2016 Corvette Stingray: More Choices and Unmatched Performance

Are you a car enthusiast who yearns for a thrilling ride? Look no further as we embark on a journey through the exhilarating world of the 2016 Corvette Options. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the captivating options and features available for this iconic sports car, offering a glimpse into the exciting choices that Chevrolet had to offer as well as some Chevrolet Press Photos. But that’s not all – we’ll also take a step back in time and revisit the original press release from Chevrolet, providing a unique perspective on the unveiling of this incredible machine. Buckle up and get ready to explore the sleek design, powerful performance, and customization possibilities that made the 2016 Corvette a true legend on the road.

At the end of this blog post, we’ve made it easy for you to access the complete 2016 Corvette final production numbers in a downloadable PDF format. Dive deeper into the details and explore the unique statistics behind this remarkable vehicle. Simply scroll to the end of this post and click the link to download the PDF, allowing you to have all the facts and figures at your fingertips. Whether you’re a dedicated Corvette fan or simply intrigued by the world of high-performance sports cars, this resource will provide you with an invaluable glimpse into the 2016 Corvette’s legacy.

2016 Corvette Options, Prices and Quantities:

Body Styles:

  1. 1YY07 – Stingray Coupe – 10,972 units – $56,395
  2. 1YX07 – Stingray Coupe w/Z51 – 10,415 units – $61,395
  3. 1YY67 – Stingray Convertible – 2,705 units – $60,395
  4. 1YX67 – Stingray Convertible w/Z51 – 2,322 units – $65,395
  5. 1YZ07 – Z06 Coupe – 11,543 units – $80,395
  6. 1YZ67 – Z06 Convertible – 2,732 units – $84,395

Equipment Groups:

  1. 1LT Equipment Group – 8,058
  2. 2LT Equipment Group – 11,048 units – $4,455
  3. 3LT Equipment Group – 7,308 units – $9,745
  4. 1LZ Z06 Equipment Group – 1,601
  5. 2LZ Z06 Equipment Group – 4,210 units – $3,565
  6. 3LZ Z06 Equipment Group – 8,464 units – $8,945

The 2LZ package, available for the 2LT Z06 Coupe and Z06 Convertible models, offers a comprehensive set of features and enhancements. It includes a Bose 10 Speaker Sound System, Cargo Net/Shade (for coupes), a Heads-Up Display, Memory Package, Auto-Dimming inside/outside Mirrors, Heated and Vented Seats, Power Seat Bolster, and Lumbar adjustments, an Advanced Theft Deterrent system, and a Universal Home Remote. This package was chosen for 4,210 units and is priced at $3,565.

On the other hand, the 3LT package, designed for the Coupe and Convertible variants, provides a different set of enhancements. It features a navigation system for easy navigation, upgrades to leather for the instrument panel, doors, and console, as well as the inclusion of suede material for the upper interior trim. Moreover, it equips the vehicle with a Performance Data/Video Recorder. This package was selected for 7,308 units and comes at a price of $9,745.

Additionally, the 3LZ package is tailored for the Z06 Coupe and Z06 Convertible models. It shares similar upgrades with the 3LT, offering navigation, leather instrument panel doors and console, suede upper interior trim, and a Performance Data/Video Recorder. However, the 3LZ package is more affordable, with a price of $8,945, and it was opted for by 8,464 units.

2016 Corvette Interior Options:

  1. 36S – Yellow Stitch Option (38S Red Stitch)
  2. 38S – Red Stitch Option
  3. AE4 – Competition Sport Seats
  4. BV4 – Personalized Dash Plaque
  5. EFY – Body Color Exterior Vents
  6. FAY – Carbon Fiber Interior Appearance Package
  7. TU7 – Two-Tone Seats (Napa/Suede)
  8. UQT – Perf Data Recorder (including Navigation)

The interior color options for the 2016 Corvette provide an array of choices to complement personal tastes and preferences. For those seeking a bold and vibrant interior, Adrenaline Red and Spice Red offer striking options. Gray and Jet Black provide timeless and versatile choices for a classic and sophisticated interior. Kalahari presents a warm and inviting hue, while Brownstone adds a touch of elegance and richness. Blue, on the other hand, offers a unique and refreshing option for a distinctive interior look. These interior color choices allow Corvette enthusiasts to tailor their vehicles to their individual style and create a personalized and comfortable driving experience.


  1. Q6B – Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Z06 – 3,687 units – $1,995
  2. Q6J – Spectra Gray Wheels, Z06 – 1,052 units – $595
  3. Q6U – Black Aluminum Wheels, Z06 – 6,852 units – $495
  4. Q7E – Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Z51 – 5,081 units – $1,995
  5. Q7T – Black Aluminum Z51 Wheels – 7,761 units – $495
  6. QCC – Black Machined Z51 Wheels – 1,311 units – $1,495
  7. QX1 – Black Aluminum Wheels – 2,924 units – $495
  8. QX3 – Chrome Aluminum Wheels – 2,967 units – $1,995
  9. RPK – Black Machined Wheels – 476 units – $1,495
  10. VK3 – Front License Plate Bracket – 25,754 units – $15

2016 Corvette Exterior Options:

  1. G7H – Laguna Blue Tintcoat – 3,585 units – $995
  2. G1H – Daytona Sunrise Orange – 965 units – $495
  3. GC6 – Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat – 2,715 units – $995
  4. G1E – Long Beach Red Tintcoat – 3,224 units – $995

The 2016 Corvette offers a diverse range of striking color options to suit various preferences. Among the choices are the sleek Shark Gray with 5,044 units, the vibrant Long Beach Red with 3,224 units, and the eye-catching Daytona Sunrise Orange with 965 units. For a classic and elegant look, the Arctic White option was selected by 8,368 units, while the Blade Silver adds a touch of sophistication with 2,555 units. The Laguna Blue color, chosen by 3,585 units, brings a sense of serenity to the palette. Black, a timeless and versatile choice, was embraced by 6,950 units. For those who want to make a bold statement, the Corvette Racing Yellow attracted 2,715 units. The Torch Red, known for its dynamic appearance, was the choice of 6,112 units. Finally, for a more unique and exclusive option, the Admiral Blue was selected by 336 units, while the Night Race Blue, with 835 units, offers a deep and captivating hue. These various color options provide Corvette enthusiasts with an array of choices to make their vehicles truly distinctive and personalized.

Other Exterior Options:

  1. B92 – Visible Carbon Fiber Hood Section – 3,955 units – $1,995
  2. C2M – Carbon Fiber/Glass Dual Roof Package – coupe – 1,143 units – $2,995
  3. C2Q – Body Color/Glass Dual Roof Package – coupe – 1,837 units – $1,995
  4. C2Z – Visible Carbon Fiber Roof w/body color surround – 2,955 units – $1,995
  5. CC3 – Removable Roof Panel, Transparent – coupe – 5,698 units – $995
  6. CFZ – Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package – 5,040 units – $2,995
  7. CFV – Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects – 2,646 units – $3,995
  8. D30 – Non-recommended Color Trim – 281 units – $590
  9. DT- – Hood Stinger Stripe – 3,713 units – $500
  10. DT- – Full Racing Stripe – 3,713 units – $950
  11. E57 – Carbon Fiber Ground Tonneau Inserts (convertible) – 587 units – $995
  12. EFX – Shark Gray Exterior Vents – 1,335 units – $595
  13. J57 – Ceramic Brake Rotors (Z06 w/o Z07) – 120 units – $7,495
  14. J6A – Black Calipers (J6D=Gray) – 6,701 units – $595
  15. J6E – Yellow Calipers (J6F=Red) – 3,339 units – $595
  16. M5U – 8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 31,440 units – $1,725
  17. NPP – Dual Mode Exhaust System – 35,983 units – $1,195
  18. PIN – Customer Selectable VIN Ending – 8 units – $5,000
  19. TTV – Carbon Flash Spoiler & O/S Mirrors – 8,522 units – $100
  20. ZCR – Z06 C7R Edition Coupe (convertible $24,150) – 650 units – $23,055
  21. ZLD – Twilight Blue Design Package – 371 units – $2,500
  22. ZLE – Spice Red Design Package – 535 units – $2,500
  23. ZLG – Black Suede Design Package – 454 units – $2,500
  24. Z07 – Z07 Performance Package (Z06 Only) – 4,955 units – $7,995

Press Release for the New 2016 Corvette:


NEW FOR 2016

  • Twilight Blue Design Package
  • Spice Red Design Package
  • Jet Black Suede Design Package
  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior colors
  • New standard wheel design offered in silver, black, black machined and chrome
  • Carbon Flash badge option deletes the chrome bar on the front grille
  • Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Available two-tone GT seats – red or gray – offered in leather or suede
  • Red or yellow stitching option offered on Stingray 3LT Jet Black interior
  • Power-cinch feature for coupe hatch and convertible trunk latches
  • Front curb view parking camera offered on Stingray 2LT/3LT
  • Magnetic Ride Control is available on Stingray models without the Z51 package; includes Z51-style wheels and rear spoiler

After garnering more than 20 industry awards in 2014 and earning another spot on Car and Driver’s coveted 10Best list for 2015, the Corvette Stingray powers ahead for 2016 with appearance, connectivity and technology enhancements that offer customers more personalization choices and convenience features.

Three all-new, color-themed design packages – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede – lead the charge, offering custom-tailored appearances that elevate the Stingray’s presence on the street or track, while features such as an available front curb view parking camera and power-cinching latch for the coupe’s hatchback or convertible’s trunk enhance convenience – and add an extra measure protection.

Additional updates and enhancements for the 2016 Corvette Stingray includes:

  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat and Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior colors (replacing Velocity Yellow and Crystal Red Tintcoat)
  • New standard wheel design now offered silver, black, machined and chrome
  • Carbon Flash badge option deletes the chrome bar on the front grille
  • Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Available two-tone GT seats – red or gray – offered in leather or sueded microfiber
  • Red or yellow stitching option offered on Stingray 3LT Jet Black interior
  • Magnetic Ride Control is available on Stingray models without the Z51 package.

Along with all that’s new with the 2016 Corvette Stingray, it carries over an unmatched combination of performance and efficiency. Power comes from the 6.2L LT1 V-8 rated at an SAE-certified 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (624 Nm) – and 460 horsepower (343 kW) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) with the available performance exhaust system. The LT1 engine is offered with a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match and a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission that offers quick shifts on par with the world’s best dual-clutch transmissions – delivered with the smoothness unique to a transmission with a torque converter.

Corvette Stingray’s powertrain enables manual-transmission Z51-equipped models able to accelerate from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds – 3.7 seconds with the eight-speed automatic – and run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph, while the Corvette’s chassis and suspension features contribute to 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60 mph in 107 feet.

The Corvette Stingray backs its performance capability with the greatest efficiency of any sports car on the market with more than 450 horsepower, delivering an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city driving and 29 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed manual transmission.

Corvette Stingray is offered in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels.

Design package details

The three new design packages offered on 2016 Stingray offer customers more choices for a tailored look and feel of their Corvette. Each gives the vehicle a distinctive, customized appearance that reflects the different roles the Corvette plays in different customers’ experiences – from high-performance to grand touring.

Each is offered on Stingray 3LT coupe and convertible models with the following details.

Twilight Blue Design Package:

  • Offered in Shark Gray, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Night Race Blue exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a blue top and Shark Gray tonneau inserts
  • Shark Gray accent vents
  • Polished Motorsport wheel
  • Black or gray brake calipers
  • Wing rear spoiler included on Stingray models without the Z51 package
  • Optional tri-color stripe package
  • Special Twilight Blue full-color interior color
  • Magnetic Ride Control required on Stingray models without Z51.

Spice Red Design Package:

  • Offered in new Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Shark Gray, Blade Silver and Arctic White exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a Spice Red top
  • Polished Motorsport wheel
  • Wing rear spoiler included on Stingray models without the Z51 package
  • Special Spice Red full-color interior color
  • Magnetic Ride Control required on Stingray models without Z51.

Jet Black Suede Design Package:

  • Offered in Black, Blade Silver, Arctic White and Torch Red exterior colors
  • Convertibles feature a black top
  • Satin black wheels with red stripe
  • Red brake calipers
  • Wing rear spoiler included on Stingray models without the Z51 package
  • Carbon Flash exterior badges
  • Satin black hood extractor and graphic
  • Special Jet Black sueded microfiber interior – with sueded microfiber steering wheel and shifter
  • Carbon fiber (high gloss) interior trim plate
  • Magnetic Ride Control on Stingray models without Z51.

Corvette Stingray design

Corvette Stingray’s provocative exterior styling is as functional as it is elegant. It makes a bold design statement that embraces the advanced technology of the car, while enhancing its overall performance in everything from the wind tunnel to the track.

Lighting is a signature element of the Corvette Stingray’s design and reinforces its high-tech aesthetic. At the front, indirect white LED lamps form a distinctive daytime styling cue. They are set in black-chrome lamp housings with standard HID projector headlamps. The turn signals feature edge-lit amber LED lighting.

The dual-element taillamps feature three-dimensional, sculpted lenses housing innovative indirect LED lighting. The state-of-the-art lighting uses hidden LED lamps that cast their light up from the bottom of the housing into a reverse reflector, creating an even glow. LED lamps are also used for the white backup lamps. The taillamps integrate functional aircraft-style air outlets for the available differential and transmission coolers.

The Corvette Stingray convertible features a fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the key fob. The top can also be opened or closed on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). Its folding mechanism is all-new and enables the top to be lowered in 21 seconds.

With the top up, the convertible is designed for a refined driving experience. A thick fabric top, along with sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window, contributes to a quiet cabin and premium appearance.

With the top down, the Corvette Stingray’s signature profile is further accentuated. Behind the seat backs, dual black trim panels enhance the character lines of the tonneau cover. Corvette Stingray’s signature “waterfall” design originates in the valley between the seats, bringing the exterior color into the interior.

All Corvette Stingray models with the Z51 Performance Package feature integral coolers for the rear differential and transmission (the transmission cooler is also included with the optional automatic transmission). For coupe models, the air intakes are integrated on the rear quarter panels; and on convertible models, the air intakes are integrated into the underbody.

Airflow through the differential and transmission heat exchangers exits through the aircraft-inspired taillamp vents and lower-rear fascia air outlets. The Z51 Performance Package also includes brake-cooling ducts, a unique rear spoiler and additional air deflectors for enhanced track capability.

Additional exterior features include:

  • Heated outside mirrors are standard on all trim levels and a driver’s auto-dimming outside mirror is standard on 2LT and 3LT trims
  • Removable carbon fiber roof panel (body color) is standard on all coupes; a transparent roof panel is available
  • Visible carbon fiber roof panel is available on 2LT and 3LT
  • Dual roof packages including solid and transparent removable roof panels are available on 2LT and 3LT coupes; solid roof offered in body color or carbon fiber
  • Exterior badges offered in available Carbon Flash (chrome is standard)
  • Stinger-type and dual racing stripe packages are offered in several colors
  • 18 x 8.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear wheels are standard on Corvette Stingray. Silver-painted aluminum is standard; chrome, black and machined black finishes are available
  • 19 x 8.5-inch front and 20 x 10-inch rear wheels are standard with the Z51 Performance Package. Silver-painted aluminum is standard; black machined aluminum (new for 2015), chrome and black finishes available
  • New FE2 Magnetic Ride Control on Stingray enables Z51 wheels and rear spoiler without the Z51 Performance Package.

Exterior colors: Laguna Blue Tintcoat, Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat, Arctic White, Blade Silver Metallic, Black, Shark Gray Metallic, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat, Torch Red and Night Race Blue Metallic.

Handcrafted, technologically advanced interior

The Corvette Stingray interior blends fine materials and craftsmanship with advanced technologies that contribute to a more connected and more engaging driving experience. Every feature and detail is designed to enhance the driver’s connection to the Corvette, starting with the fighter jet-inspired wraparound cockpit and continuing with supportive seats and high-definition, configurable screens.

A comparatively small, 14.1-inch-diameter (360 mm) steering wheel – with a new flat-bottom design – fosters a more direct, immediate feel to directional inputs. The attention to the driver extends to the smallest details, including the flat, precise stitching on the steering wheel designed to provide a smooth, consistent feel.

Precise and elegant stitching also is seen in the available Napa leather trim on the seats. Two seating choices are offered: a GT seat for all-around comfort and a Competition Sport seat with more aggressive side bolstering that provides greater support on the track. The frame structure for both seats is made of magnesium for greater strength. Several trim combinations are offered for the seats:

  • 1LT: GT seats with perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces or Competition Sport seats with leather seating surfaces and sueded microfiber inserts
  • 2LT: GT or Competition Sport seats with perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces; GT or Competition Sport seats with leather seating surfaces and sueded microfiber inserts
  • 3LT: GT seats with perforated Napa leather seating surfaces; Competition Sport seats with perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces; GT or Competition Sport seats with leather seating surfaces and sueded microfiber inserts. Also: leather-wrapped instrument panel and suede-wrapped upper trim.

All models feature a fully-wrapped interior, where every surface is covered with premium, soft-touch materials. Available materials, depending on the trim level, include Napa leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and micro-suede. There’s even a micro-LED screen for the passenger’s climate control placed below the vent on the dash, away from the performance features on the instrument panel.

Additional interior features include:

  • Available Performance Data Recorder (included with the navigation system)
  • Color driver information center is standard on all trim levels
  • Electric-locking glovebox
  • Eight-inch-diagonal color touch radio with Chevrolet MyLink is standard on all trim levels; a navigation system is standard on 3LT and available on 1LT and 2LT. Includes behind-screen storage compartment
  • Bose® nine-speaker premium audio system is standard on 1LT
  • Bose® 10-speaker premium audio system – with bass box – is standard on 2LT and 3LT
  • Head-up display with color readouts – including g-meter in track mode – is standard on 2LT and 3LT
  • Keyless access with push-button starting is standard on all trim levels
  • Rear-vision camera is standard on all trim levels
  • Front parking camera is offered on 2LT and 3LT trim levels
  • Power tilting/telescoping steering column is standard on all trim levels
  • Heated and ventilated seats are standard on 2LT and 3LT
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on all trim levels; and a sueded microfiber-covered steering wheel is included with suede competition sport seats
  • Sueded microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim package is standard on 3LT and includes headliner, visors, trim above windshield and rear window, A-pillar trim and area around quarter window
  • Interior colors: Gray, Jet Black, Kalahari, Brownstone and Adrenaline Red.

Driver-oriented technologies

At the core of the Corvette Stingray’s driver-focused technologies is the cockpit-mounted Driver Mode Selector, which allows drivers to optimize the car for their driving preference and road conditions via five settings: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track.

The Tour mode is the default setting for everyday driving; Weather mode is designed primarily for added confidence while driving in rain and snow; Eco mode is for achieving optimal fuel economy; Sport mode is for spirited road driving and Track mode is for track use.

Up to 12 performance parameters are adjusted with the selection of each mode, including:

  • Gauge cluster configuration: The Tour, Eco and Weather modes feature displays for trip data, audio and navigation; Sport mode shows classic, easy-to-read sports car gauges; and Track mode’s configuration shows a gauge design based on the Corvette Racing race car display with lap timer
  • ETC (Electronic Throttle Control): Adjusts the throttle input curve for the selected mode for improved responsiveness
  • Paddle-shift automatic transmission: Adjusts shift comfort and shift points
  • Active Fuel Management: in normal mode, the LT1 engine uses V-8 power; in Eco mode the engine can operate in V-4 mode to improve fuel economy until aggressive acceleration is called for
  • Exhaust (active exhaust system): The system adjusts the timing of the electronically controlled exhaust valves to enhance audible feedback from the V-8 depending on the drive mode
  • Electronic limited-slip differential (Z51): Adjusts the rate at which the limited slip engages, to balance between steering response and stability in different driving conditions; more aggressive performance in Sport and Track modes
  • Steering: Assist effort is adjusted in the modes to provide the driver with the correct steering feel for the driving condition
  • Magnetic Ride Control: Adjusts shock damping based on road conditions, from optimized comfort to performance driving
  • Launch control: Available in Track mode for manual and automatic transmissions, providing maximum off-the-line acceleration
  • Active handling (StabiliTrak stability control): A “competitive” setting is available in Track mode and is more suited for on-track conditions. It can also be disabled, giving the driver complete control
  • Traction control: Weather mode tailors traction control and engine torque for driving in inclement conditions
  • Performance Traction Management: Available in Track mode and offers five settings of torque reduction and brake intervention for track driving.

Three configurable displays, including a pair of eight-inch screens and color head-up display, deliver personalized information and convey the different performance parameters of each drive mode.

The two eight-inch screens offer excellent visibility in direct sunlight, with 650 cd/m2 of brightness for the one integrated into the instrument cluster and 1,000 cd/m2 of brightness for the one in the center stack, making them among the brightest screens in the industry. The screen in the center stack also features touch-screen control with gesture recognition and can be lowered to reveal a hidden storage compartment that includes a USB input for device charging or uploads.

Performance Data Recorder

The award-winning, industry-first Performance Data Recorder – or PDR – enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. It was developed with Cosworth, the motorsports-engineering company that supplies the Corvette Racing team’s data acquisition and telemetry electronics system.

The PDR system includes three major components, all seamlessly integrated into the Corvette Stingray’s interior. First is a high-definition camera, mounted within the windshield header trim, which records the driver’s point-of-view through the windshield. Audio is recorded via a dedicated microphone in the cabin.

Second is a self-contained telemetry recorder, which uses a dedicated GPS receiver that operates at 5 hertz, or cycles per second – five times faster than the in-dash navigation system, which allows more precise positioning and corner traces. Finally, the system features a dedicated SD-card slot in the glove box for recording and transferring video and vehicle data (SD card not included). Recording time depends on the capacity of the memory card, but an 8-gigabyte card can record approximately 200 minutes, while a 32-GB card stores up to about 800 minutes – more than 13 hours of driving time.

The PDR system can record video with three data overlay options, each rendered in real time:

  • Track Mode – shows the maximum level of data on the screen, including speed, rpm, g-force, a location-based map, lap time and more
  • Sport Mode – shows fewer details on the overlay but includes key data including speed and g-force
  • Touring Mode – simply records and displays video and audio of the drive with no data overlay
  • Performance Mode – records performance metrics, such as 0 to 60 mph acceleration, 1/4-mile speed and elapsed time, and 0-100-0 mph runs.

The video can be viewed on the Corvette Stingray’s 8-inch color touchscreen when the car is parked, or downloaded to a computer for further editing, and for sharing video via social media sites. For users who want a more in-depth understanding of their performance, the PDR vehicle data can be opened in the included “Cosworth Toolbox” software, which combines Cosworth’s professional-level motorsport data analysis with an easy-to-use graphic interface.

Engineering details

Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible take advantage of lightweight materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and technology transfer from the Corvette Racing program to produce an ideal 50/50 weight balance and to deliver world-class power-to-weight ratios.

The technologically advanced foundation is an aluminum frame structure so strong, no structural reinforcements are needed for the convertible model. The only changes are limited to accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts.

The frame features main rails composed of five customized aluminum segments, including aluminum extrusions at each end, a center main rail section and hollow-cast nodes at the suspension interface points. Each segment’s gauge varies in thickness from 2mm to 11mm, tailored – along with the shape – to optimize the strength requirements for each frame section with minimal weight.

The aluminum frame is manufactured using innovative manufacturing processes at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant. The state-of-the-art facility employs several advanced joining technologies to ensure dimensional accuracy within 0.75 mm. Each frame features:

  • 439 spot-welds using a GM-patented process that uses a unique electrode designed specifically for aluminum
  • 188 Flowdrill-machined fasteners, which are installed by a high-speed drill that extrudes the frame material to create a strong, integral collar that is tapped for bolt-on fasteners
  • 113 feet of structural adhesives, used in conjunction with welding and fasteners to increase overall frame stiffness
  • 37 feet of laser welds, which join frame sections via a precise beam of high energy that minimizes heat beyond the weld area for improved structural accuracy.

The frame’s strength and low weight are complemented by chassis elements also designed for low-mass strength, including hollow-cast aluminum front and rear cradles. Innovative use of materials also includes a standard carbon fiber hood on all Corvette Stingray models, and a carbon fiber roof panel on all coupes. In addition, underbody panels are created with carbon-nano composite technology, an advanced blend of traditional composite material and carbon fiber for reduced weight and improved strength. Fenders, doors, rear quarter panels and the rear hatch panel are made with light-density Sheet Molded Compound.

Performance and efficiency

The Corvette Stingray’s 455 horses are generated by the LT1 6.2L Small Block V-8 engine, which also produces 460 lb-ft of torque (624 Nm). Its performance comes from combining advanced technologies such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing with an advanced combustion system. Z51-equipped models include a dry-sump oiling system.

The LT1 is backed by a choice of active, 2.75-inch-diameter exhaust systems. The standard system features a pair of butterfly valves that contribute to greater refinement at cruising speeds when the engine is operating in fuel-saving V-4 mode. The available performance variable-mode active exhaust system has two additional valves that open to a lower-restriction path through the mufflers. When open, these valves increase engine performance and produce a more powerful exhaust note – while also raising the engine’s output to 460 horsepower (343 kW) and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm).

The LT1 is offered with an all-new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. It incorporates rev-matching technology for upshifts and downshifts. This driver-selectable feature can be easily engaged or disengaged via paddles on the steering wheel. The seven-speed is used with a new dual-mass flywheel and dual-disc clutch, which deliver greater shift quality and feel through lower inertia. The transmission with the Z51 Performance Package includes specific close-ratio gearing for more aggressive driving.

An available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, designed and built by GM, delivers world-class shift times that rival the best dual-clutch designs. Its availability makes Corvette Stingray one of the few sports cars to offer a conventional manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic.

Driving experience

The Corvette Stingray’s chassis and suspension are designed to take advantage of the lighter, stiffer structure. Its rigidity allowed engineers to more precisely tune the suspension and steering for a more nimble and responsive driving experience. The components and their calibrations – from the brake size and damper rates to the steering system – are identical between coupes and convertible.

A racing-proven short/long-arm suspension design is used front and rear, with lightweight complementing components that include hollow lower control arms and aluminum rear toe links.

The Corvette Stingray rides on 18 x 8.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear wheels, while models with the Z51 Performance Package roll on 19 x 8.5-inch front and 20 x 10-inch rear forged aluminum wheels – all shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat tires developed specifically for the seventh-generation Corvette. As a result, the Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package is capable of 1.03g in cornering acceleration.

Additional suspension features:


Includes standard 35mm-piston Bilstein monotube shocks that connect to dual-path aluminum shock mounts that separate the shock rod and shock body load paths. The Z51 Performance Package comes with 45mm-piston Bilstein dampers for more aggressive body control and track capability. Z51 is available with the third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, which features a twin-wire/dual-coil damper system that reacts 40 percent faster than previous generations, enabling improved ride comfort and body control.

Magnetic Ride Control is also available on non-Z51 Stingray models (requires 19-/20-inch wheels).


Electric power steering offers variable ratios and variable effort to tailor responsiveness and feel for each driving situation. It also delivers precise control and feedback to the driver, along with great variability of effort for high-performance driving, as well as excellent on-center sensitivity and linearity.


A smart electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) is included in the Z51 Performance Package and continuously makes the most of the torque split between the rear wheels. The system features a hydraulically actuated clutch that can infinitely vary clutch engagement and can respond from open to full engagement in tenths of a second. It shifts torque based on a unique algorithm that factors in vehicle speed, steering input and throttle position to improve steering feel, handling balance and traction.

The eLSD is fully integrated with Electronic Stability Control and Performance Traction Management systems. Its calibrations vary among three modes, based on the Drive Mode Selector setting:

  • Mode 1 is the default setting for normal driving and emphasizes vehicle stability
  • Mode 2 is engaged when electronic stability control is turned off in the Sport or Track modes. This calibration enables more nimble turn-in and traction while accelerating out of a corner
  • Mode 3 is automatically selected when Performance Traction Management is engaged. This calibration has the same function as Mode 2, but is fine-tuned to work with Performance Traction Management.


Standard Brembo brakes, with four-piston fixed calipers derived from racing, deliver exceptional stopping power on the street or track. System highlights include:

  • 12.6-inch (320 mm) front rotors and 13.3-inch (338 mm) rear rotors are standard and have 35-percent more swept area than previous-generation brakes. Consequently, stopping distance is improved 9 percent
  • Dual-cast, slotted 13.6-inch (345 mm) front rotors and 13.3-inch (338 mm) slotted rear rotors are included with Z51 Performance Package. They have 6-percent more swept area than the previous-generation Grand Sport and are cooled front and rear for improved track capability. Consequently, stopping distance is improved 5 percent
  • All brake packages have fixed four-piston front and rear calipers that are stiffer for more even pad wear, reduced drag and improved modulation.

The Corvette Stingray is built at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.

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2016 Corvette Final Production Numbers

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