As the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets closer to being released, more details are being revealed on the American automaker’s next-generation sports car.
Along with the pricing information that was recently released, the Corvette Stingray was revealed to have an estimated curb weight of 3,298 lbs without the Z51 package. That’s 90 lbs more than the 3,208-lb 2013 C6 Corvette it replaces.
In this day and age of vehicles becoming lighter to enhance fuel efficiency, it might be a bit strange that the Corvette Stingray turns out to be heavier than its predecessor. But the weight comes as a result of an upgraded interior and enhanced performance and luxury for the sports car. It is worth noting that the vehicle’s frame, body panels, hatch, and control arms are lighter than the C6′s components. The added weight comes from upgraded seats, larger brakes, a strengthened differential, and new cabin technology.
Although it’s unconfirmed, the Z51 package is expected to add anywhere from 150 to 200 lbs to the C7. The new 6.2-liter V8 engine with 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque is a 20 hp and 26 lb-ft of torque improvement over the former ‘Vette.
UPDATE: General Motors confirmed that the curb weight is an official estimate and provided the chart shown to the right.
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