The 2017 Corvette Specifications: A Closer Look This Iconic American Sports Car
The Corvette, an iconic American sports car, has been capturing the hearts of enthusiasts for generations. In 2017, Chevrolet released a remarkable iteration of this legend, the 2017 Corvette. With its striking design and impressive performance, it became an instant favorite among automotive enthusiasts. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the specifications and features that made the 2017 Corvette a standout in the sports car world.
In this article:
- 2017 Corvette Overview
- 2017 Corvette Total Production Numbers
- 2017 Corvette Options
- 2017 Corvette Exterior Color Choices
- 2017 Corvette Interior Color Choices
- The Grand Sport Models
- New Colors for 2017 Vette
- Z25 Grand Sport Collector Edition
- The Base Corvette
- 2017 Corvette Photos
2017 Corvette Overview
Engine and Performance:
Under the hood of the 2017 Corvette lies a powerhouse that enthusiasts dream of—a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This naturally aspirated engine produced an astonishing 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque in its base form. For those seeking even more adrenaline, Chevrolet offered an optional performance exhaust system that increased these figures to 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.
Paired with a choice of a 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching or an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the 2017 Corvette offered a driving experience that catered to both purists and those who preferred the convenience of an automatic.
Performance-wise, this Corvette sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds with the automatic transmission, making it a true contender in the sports car world. The top speed? A hair-raising 175 mph.
Chassis and Suspension:
To harness all that power, the 2017 Corvette featured a robust chassis and suspension system. The aluminum frame was not only lightweight but also incredibly rigid, contributing to the car’s precise handling and stability, whether on the track or winding backroads.
The standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control allowed the driver to tailor the suspension settings to their preference, providing a comfortable ride for daily driving and firming up for spirited runs on the racetrack.
A Corvette has always been known for its bold and striking design, and the 2017 model was no exception. With its low-slung profile, sharp lines, and aggressive front fascia, it demanded attention wherever it went. The available Z51 Performance Package added even more aggressive styling elements, including larger wheels and distinctive aerodynamic enhancements.
Interior and Technology:
The 2017 Corvette was not just about raw power; it also offered a comfortable and tech-savvy interior. Leather-appointed seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen were just some of the features that ensured a pleasant driving experience.
2017 Corvette Total Production Numbers
In 2017, there was a total production of 32,782 units.
- 11,253 Coupe
- 2,298 Convertible
- 9,912 Grand Sport Coupe
- 2,046 Grand Sport Convertible
- 6,197 Z06 Coupe
- 1,076 Z06 Convertible
The significant development for the 2017 model year is the revival of the Corvette Grand Sport. Utilizing the foundation of the seventh-generation Corvette, the all-new Grand Sport presents a multitude of notable enhancements, making it the ideal choice for passionate Corvette enthusiasts who desire a formidable track car boasting Z06 aesthetics and superior handling paired with a robust 460HP LT1 engine.
2017 Corvette Options
|1YX07||Stingray Coupe w/Z51||3705||61,395|
|1YX67||Stingray Convertible w/Z51||727||65,395|
|1LZ||Z06 Equipment Group||1384||0|
|2LZ||Z06 Equipment Group||2552||3,565|
|3LZ||Z06 Equipment Group||3337||8,945|
|36S||Yellow Stich Option||374||395|
|38S||Red Stich Option||1210||395|
|AE4||Competition Sport Seats ($2495 w/suede inserts)||3642||1,995|
|Z25||Grand Sport Collector Edition Package (coupe)||784||–|
|Z25||Grand Sport Collector Edition Package (convt)||151||–|
|Z25||Grand Sport Heritage Package (convt)||563||–|
|Z25||Grand Sport Heritage Package (coupe)||3300||–|
|B92||Visible Carbon Fiber Hood Section||1586||1,995|
|BV4||Personalized Dash Plaque||309||200|
|C2M||Carbon Fiber/Glass Dual Roof Package – coupe||459||2,995|
|C2Q||Body Color/Glass Dual Roof Package – coupe||872||1,995|
|C2Z||Visible Carbon Fiber Roof w/body color surround||1459||1,995|
|CC3||Removable Roof Panel, Transparent – coupe||2251||995|
|CFZ||Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package||3981||2,995|
|CFV||Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects||2512||3,995|
|D30||Non-recommended Color Trim||163||590|
|DT-||Hood Stinger Stripe||1834||500|
|DT-||Full Racing Stripe||755||950|
|E57||Carbon Fiber Ground Tonneau Inserts (convt)||235||995|
|EFX||Shark Gray Exterior Vents||512||595|
|EFY||Body Color Exterior Vents||1162||999|
|ERI||Battery Protection Package||13588||100|
|EYK||Chrome Badge Package||17939||100|
|EYT||Carbon Flash Package||14843||100|
|FAY||Carbon Fiber Interior Appearance Package||5240||995|
|FE2||Magnetic Ride Control w/non Z51||1578||3,495|
|FE4||Magnetic Ride Control w/Z51||270||1,795|
|GC6||Corvette Racing Yellow||1371||995|
|G1E||Long Beach Red||2004||995|
|J6A||Black Calipers (J6D=Gray)||6,701||595|
|J6K||Spice Red Calipers||242||595|
|J57/td>||Ceramic Brake Rotors (Z06 w/o Z07||1301||7,495|
|M5U||8-Speed Automatic Transmission||25556||1,725|
|NPP||Dual Mode Exhaust System||28793||1,195|
|PIN||Customer Selectable VIN Ending||7||5,000|
|TTV||Carbon Flash Spoiler & O/S Mirrors||4875||100|
|PBC||Engine Plant Build Experience||73||5,000|
|R8C||Corvette Museum Delivery||361||990|
|Q6B||Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Z06||1620||1,995|
|Q6J||Spectra Gray Wheels, Z06||381||595|
|Q6U||Black Aluminum Wheels, Z06||3490||495|
|Q7E||Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Z51||1943||1,995|
|Q7T||Black Aluminum Z51 Wheels||2319||495|
|QCC||Black Machined Z51 Wheels||495||1,495|
|QX1||Black Aluminum Wheels||2437||495|
|QX3||Chrome Aluminum Wheels||2098||1995|
|RPK||Black Machined Wheels||225||1,495|
|TU7||Two-Tone Seats (Napa/Suede)||1527||395|
|UQT||Perf Data Recorder (incl Navigation)||20364||1,795|
|VK3||Front License Plate Bracket||19956||15|
|ZLD||Twighlight Blue Design Package||231||2,500|
|ZLE||Spice Red Design Package||307||2,500|
|ZLG||Jet Black Suede Design Package||270||2,500|
|Z07||Z07 Performance Package (GS & Z06)||3788||7,995|
2017 Corvette Exterior Color Choices
|G1E||Long Beach Red||2004|
|G7Q||Watkins Glen Gray||5822|
|G8A||Corvette Racing Yellow||1371|
2017 Corvette Interior Color Choices
Front: 18-inch x 8.5-inch (Stingray)
Rear: 19-inch x 10-inch (Stingray)Front: 19-inch x 8.5-inch (Stingray, with Z51)
Rear: 20-inch x 10-inch (Stingray, with Z51)Front: 19-inch x 10-inch (Z06)
Rear: 20-inch x 12-inch (Z06)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport Run Flat Summer Only
Front: P245/40R18 (Stingray)
Rear: P285/35R19 (Stingray)Front: P245/35R19 (Stingray with Z51)
Rear: P285/30R20 (Stingray with Z51)Front: P285/30ZR19 (Z06)
Rear: P335/25ZR20 (Z06)
Wheelbase: 106.7 inches (2,710 mm)
Length: 176.9 inches / 4,493 mm (Stingray, Z06)
177.9 inches / 4,519 mm (Z06 with Z07)
Width: 73.9 inches / 1,877 mm (Stingray)
77.4 inches / 1,965 mm (Z06)
48.6 inches / 1,235 mm (Coupe, Convertible, Z06)
Track: 63 inches (1,600 mm) – Front
61.7 inches (1,567 mm) – Rear
Curb Weight, Stingray:
3,298 lbs (1,499 kg) – Coupe
3,362 lbs (1,529 kg) – Convertible
Curb Weight, Z06: 3,558 lbs (1,614 kg) – Coupe
Weight Distribution: 50% Front, 50% Rear
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal (70 L)
The Grand Sport Models
The Grand Sport models returned. Z06 and Z51 elements were combined with LT1’s naturally aspirated engine. It included black calipers, a rear differential cooler, dry sump oiling, NPP exhaust, performance traction and magnetic ride control, wider rear fenders, a front splitter, rockers, and a wicker bill rear spoiler, Michelin Pilot SuperSport summer-only tires, Brembo brakes (six-piston front and four-piston rear), and specific wheels and rims.
New Colors for 2017 Vette
The new colors were Watkins Glen Gray, Black Rose, and Admiral Blue, which came out in late 2016. The Brownstone interior was deleted. The red-striped wheels were available on all models.
Z25 Grand Sport Collector Edition
Z25 Grand Sport Collector Edition came in Watkins Glen Gray and had Tension Blue hash marks and interior. The Z51 Grand Sport Heritage Package had color choices for fender hash marks, center stripes, plus aluminum interior hashes. Grand Sport has specific wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, dry sump oiling, electric electronic limited slip and NPP exhaust, special gear ratios, wide rear fenders, front splitter rockers, and wicker bill rear spoiler.
The Z06 intercooler cover was revised for increased efficiency. Z06 had a 650 horsepower LT4 engine, FE4, specific wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, electronic limited-slip differential, performance gear ratios, higher capacity air vents, unique front fenders, rear fenders, and rear fascia.
The Base Corvette
The base included the 455 horsepower LT1 V8, 7-speed manual transmission with rev-matching, 8-in touch screen AM/FM stereo with nine speakers, three months of serious XM, MP3, MyLink, OnStar, 4G LTS, 8 in HD driver info screen, leather power GT seats, active handling, dual zone AC, keyless access/start, power till/telescopic steering with flat bottom wheel, cruise control, tire pressure monitor, driver, passenger and side airbags, carbon fiber hood, Brummel 4-piston disc brakes and rearview camera.
The coupe included body color paint and a carbon fiber removable roof panel.
The convertible included a power soft top that could be lowered remotely.
2LT / 2LZ added boss ten-speaker stereo system, cargo net and shade (coupe), Head-up display (included in all ZO6), memory package, auto dim inside/ driver’s outside mirrors, heated and vented seats, power seat bolster/lumbar advanced, advanced theft deterrence, one year XM and universal home remote.
3LT / 3LZ added navigation, leather instrument panel, doors and console, suede upper interior trim, and performance data/video recording.
Z51 has specific splits, spoke wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, dry sump oiling, electronic limited slip, NPP exhaust, special gear ratios, and an aero package.
2017 Corvette Photos
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