Corvette With 8-Speed Automatic Arriving in September

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Chevrolet dealers will begin taking delivery of the 2015 Corvette Stingray in September with enhancements over the previous model year.

The 2014 model year Stingray came with a six-speed automatic transmission (or a rev-matching seven-speed manual), but the company will implement its new eight-speed automatic for 2015. Presumably, the added gears will bring improved performance to the car as well as better fuel efficiency.

Other changes for 2015 include a new ZF1 appearance package that adds to the Z51 performance equipment. The car will also be available with a new data recording system meant to log performance data while turning track laps.

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The ZF1 package adds 19- and 20-inch wheels compared to the standard 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels that are part of the standard equipment list. It also adds a body-color spoiler and a carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels.

Pricing hasn’t been announced for the 2015 model year and is expected to be revealed closer to when the cars arrive in showrooms.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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