Get Inside the Gorgeous Corvette Stingray Interior

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Everyone knows that the Corvette Stingray delivers an adrenaline-pumping performance with classic muscle car styling, but don’t let these impressive features overshadow the gorgeous Corvette Stingray interior! Between the luxurious materials and the state-of-the-art technology, the Stingray cabin is a feat of modern engineering. While decadent features and opulent accents are standard across all trims, Corvette models also provide plenty of options to personalize your cabin to your precise specifications. From perforated Napa leather to suede microfiber insets, you can really make your car a reflection of your personality. Visit Bowman Chevy to get to get to know the stunning Corvette Stingray interior up close and in person.

Luxe Materials

2017-corvette-gallery-interior-1The Corvette brand is famous for impeccable craftsmanship, so you can expect only the best materials available for the Corvette Stingray interior. The cockpit was designed to make any driver feel like a world-class racer. The flat-bottom steering wheel creates that racetrack-ready feel that auto enthusiasts crave, and the optional Competition bucket seats keep you secure while steering through those tight corners. Plus, you have tons of unique design options to really personalize the look of your cabin. From gray Mulan leather seating to available jet-black leather with suede microfiber inserts, you’ll rule the roads in style.

Cutting-Edge Technology

2017-corvette-gallery-interior-4The gorgeous looks of the Corvette Stingray interior aren’t just for show. Corvette also integrated the cabin with state-of-the-art technology to create a futuristic driving experience. Review high-definition video footage of your best lap on the track, or turn your Corvette into a mobile hotspot while you go on a weekend getaway. This powerhouse can do it all. Check out features like:

  • OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Available Performance Data Recorder with Navigation
  • Available Head-Up Display

Test Drive Your Dream Car at Bowman Chevy

If you’re intrigued by the Corvette Stingray interior, then you owe it to yourself to get behind the wheel at Bowman Chevy! While the Stingray is impressive on paper, its style and quality are simply unbelievable in person. Contact us for more information about our lineup in the Village of Clarkston, or apply for financing in advance! We look forward to introducing you to this modern classic.

 

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THE CHEVROLET CORVETTE: A NATIONAL TREASURE BORN IN THE MIDWEST

yellow-corvetteOften referred to as “America’s sports car,” the Chevrolet Corvette is a bonafide classic, which is why we here at Bowman Chevrolet are proud to be your #1 source for everything Corvette. To be a part of the Corvette legacy is an honor. You may not know that the very first Corvette actually came off the assembly line in nearby Flint almost 70 years ago. Thus, we are so excited to be bringing this piece of American history, born right here in Michigan, to the greater Clarkston, Waterford, and Detroit region.

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

First introduced as a “dream car” at the 1953 Motorama show in New York’s luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel, the Corvette quickly became a top name for both its class and craftsmanship, and as such the first 300 cars assembled in Flint were all built by hand. Since its introduction, the Corvette has undergone a multitude of facelifts, both big and small:
  • Chevrolet experimented with exposed and pop-up headlights
  • They moved from fiberglass to an aluminum body
  • Introduced the now-iconic hood and fender vents, along with the removable T-top roof panels (Chevy being the first company to make this available)
What has remained constant is the integrity and reliability of this American sports car staple. This is what has made the Corvette the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car. Regardless of the year, it’s no overstatement to say that the Corvette is one of the most instantly-recognizable cars to ever be produced.

MEET THE NEXT GENERATION

The 2016 Corvette continues the long tradition of innovation that Chevy set into motion all those years ago. On top of the sharp look of the Corvette we’ve all come to know and love (from the classic, sporty exterior to interior touches such as a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel), the 2016 model includes cutting-edge modern conveniences like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, power-closing trunk, and available front-view parking cameras.

JOIN THE LEGACY

All of these are reason enough to ask yourself, “What have I been waiting for all this time?” Schedule a test drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette today at Bowman Chevrolet, and become a part of this illustrious American tradition.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Enters Supercar Territory

Chevrolet enters supercar territory with the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history, the 2015 Corvette Z06. It pushes the performance boundaries for Corvette with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, an all-new supercharged engine with at least 625 horsepower and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission, while bringing additional capabilities to the seven-speed manual transmission.

Bowman ChevyThe Corvette Z06 leverages the same driving technologies from the Corvette Stingray and also features the same aluminum frame, which will be produced in-house at General Motors’ Bowling Green assembly plant. The stiffness of the stronger frame also allows the Z06 to be offered with a removable roof panel for the first time. The advanced driver technologies and race-proven design all contribute to increased capabilities and world-class performance.

An available track-focused Z07 performance package adds unique components for true aerodynamic downforce, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip and Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to greater handling.

During its first outing at the track, the 2015 Corvette Z06 recorded some of the fastest lap times ever for a Corvette, surpassing even the ZR1.

Production for the Corvette Z06 will begin at the end of 2014 and will begin shipping to customers in early 2015.

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Top 10 Moments in Chevrolet Performance History

In 2013, Chevrolet earned the title of the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States, sweeping a total of 12 manufacturer’s, driver, and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar and ALMS, GRAND-AM, and Pirelli World Challenge series.

Chevrolet will kick off the 2014 season with the debut of the all-new Corvette Racing C7.R at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Corvette, wearing an updated “Jake” mascot, will make its competition debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26.

To celebrate this significant year, here’s a look at the “Top 10 Moments” that contributed to the legacy of Chevrolet racing which dates all the way back to co-founder Louis Chevrolet’s passion for racing automobiles.


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Chevrolet’s performance reputation was virtually non-existent in the early 1950s, but when the first of the brand’s legendary small-block V-8 engines appeared in the all-new 1955 models, perceptions quickly changed. Soon, word spread through the racing world that the new V-8 developed by Chevrolet’s Ed Cole and his engineers fairly bristled with performance potential.

The Chevrolet small-block V-8 was a racer’s dream. Light in weight and compact in size, it readily fit into diminutive engine bays. It was also powerful, inexpensive, durable, easy to maintain and openly available.


1958 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Chevrolet won its first Manufacturers’ Cup award in 1958. Further research indicates that drivers of Chevrolet cars took 25 of 51 races in the 1958 NASCAR Grand National Series beginning with the very first race of the season at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina by Rex White. Fireball Roberts led the way for Chevrolet with six victories. Bob Wellborn earned five more. Speedy Thompson had four and Buck Baker contributed three wins.


1956 Sebring

The 1956 Corvette established the two-seater as a performance machine and American icon. With a new body styling, bucket seats and a removable hardtop that was offered for the first time, the ‘56 was one of the most iconic Corvettes of all time.

Taking a risk, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole sent four Corvettes to the Sebring 12-hour endurance race in 1956. While coming in 9th overall, their efforts had a monumental effect in not only establishing the Corvette as a racecar but also in establishing Chevrolet as a racing institution.


1961- Impala SS

The Super Sport name dates back to 1957 when it was first used on the Corvette SS racecar that debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 1961, Chevrolet offered its first production Super Sport option on the Impala. The package included Super Sport trim for the interior and exterior, chassis reinforcements, stronger springs and shocks, power brakes, spinner wheel covers and narrow-band whitewall tires. A number of mandatory options were necessary to order the SS Equipment option, not the least of which was the purchase of either a 348 cid or 409 cid big-block V-8 engine.


1963 Corvette Sting Ray

By 1962, the Chevy Corvette had earned global respect for its performance prowess and was on its way to becoming the favorite, if never official, car of America’s astronauts. Then came the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. Based on a one-off sports racer penned by GM design chief Bill Mitchell, the Corvette Sting Ray “Split-Window” Coupe was quite possibly the most exciting production car America had yet experienced. Beyond its superbly tailored form, the Sting Ray had a new and effective independent rear suspension, offered extra-potent, fuel-injected small-block V8 power, and, best of all, was surprisingly affordable.


1968-CamaroZ28

Beginning in 1967, race driver Mark Donohue began piloting a Roger Penske-owned Chevrolet Camaro Z28 to much success in the SCCA Trans Am Series. He won three races that first year but his true dominance did not begin until 1968 when he won 10 of 13 races he entered. This record stood for 30 years.


1970-ChevelleSS

In 1970, GM first permitted engines larger than 400 cid in its intermediate-sized cars. One result was perhaps the most legendary of all Chevy Super Sports, the SS 454 Chevelle. The available 450-horsepower LS-6 big-block could launch the SS 454 to 100 mph in about 13 seconds.

The muscle car era peaked that same year, and leading the way to the summit was the SS 454 Chevelle. Chevrolet’s 454-cid big-block, the largest displacement production Chevy V-8 ever, was new for 1970.


1993 Indy Car Engine

The Chevrolet 265 cid V8 was built in collaboration with Ilmor in Great Britain. The engine made its debut at the 1986 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske driver Al Unser. Its first IndyCar victory came in 1987 and a year later, it powered a car piloted by Rick Mears to victory at the Indianapolis 500. From 1987-1993, it powered 11 drivers to a total of 86 victories.


2009-Corvette-ZR1

In 2009, Chevrolet resurrected the ZR1 designation (sans hyphen) for a new supercharged Corvette model that surpassed the 1990-1995 ZR-1 in performance. The new ZR1 did more than reach 200 mph; it kept going to a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

The Corvette ZR1 also received the 638-horsepower LS9 engine making it the most powerful production-car engine ever built by GM.


2001 Corvette LeMans

Developed by General Motors in collaboration with Pratt & Miller, the C5-R was a purpose-built racecar based on the fifth generation Corvette that kicked off a modern era of racing. The Corvette Racing team first introduced the C5-R to the grand touring circuit in 1999. In 2001, the C5-R won the first of its three class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car’s successor, the C6-R based on the sixth generation Corvette, continued class dominance at Le Mans adding another four victories.

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Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Corvette

DETROIT – From a scale model to the real car, there are many ways to give America’s iconic sports car, the Corvette, this holiday season. This Top 10 list, with prices from $12 to $77,450, should make it easier to find the perfect gift for any Corvette enthusiast.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette

Topping the list is the all-new Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible. Production will be limited to 550 all top-of-the-line 3LT models, all in Lime Rock Green exterior and Brownstone suede interior. The vehicle also includes suede-wrapped interior trim, carbon fiber accents, variable tuned performance exhaust system, Z51 Performance Package and Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

The Premiere Edition also features unique wheels with “Stingray”-logo center caps, “Stingray”-logo interior sill plates and a five-piece set of Corvette-branded luggage from Thule – all from the Corvette Accessories catalog.

These collectible cars will have a unique VIN sequence and unique dash plaques commemorating their limited-edition status. The Premiere Edition Convertible will cost $77,450, including destination and delivery fees, and will arrive in dealerships in early 2014.

If that doesn’t fit into your Black Friday budget, here are nine other ways to give the gift of Corvette:

  1. Corvette Stingray Rollerball Pen ($12) – With the look and feel of luxury, be inspired to author handwritten notes. The Corvette Stingray Rollerball Pen has a sleek design with a solid brass cap and barrel, and rubber accents.
  2. Monopoly Empire Game ($20) – A shortened version of the classic board game, players can purchase brands instead of properties and choose the 2014 Corvette Stingray game piece to travel around the board.
  3. 1:18 2014 Corvette Stingray ($38.50) – Sleek and sculpted, this die cast rendition of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will make a great addition to any collection.
  4. Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America’s Sports Car, by Larry Edsall ($40) – A must-own for any Corvette fan, this book is the complete inside story of the all-new Stingray, including more than 300 historical and behind-the-scenes photographs.
  5. Fisher Price® Power Wheels® ($275) – Modeled after the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the Fisher Price® Power Wheels® Corvette features the all-new design with the same sporty “chrome” wheels. It is also the fastest Power Wheels in the product line.
  6. The Seventh Generation Corvette Watch ($775) – Designed exclusively for the Corvette Collection, this limited-edition chronograph watch features the next-generation Corvette crossed flags and Corvette logo against a real carbon fiber dial face.
  7. Corvette Stingray Luggage ($910) – Travel in style with a specially designed Corvette five-piece luggage set, including two roller suitcases, a backpack, duffel bag and messenger bag.
  8. Corvette Heritage Neon Sign ($5,000) – Developed in collaboration with retired GM Vice President of Design, Chuck Jordan, this sign was designed to reflect the first-generation Corvette – clean, simple and straightforward.

Finally, for those looking to enjoy the exceptional driving experience of the Stingray first hand:

Performance Drive Schools – Learn to drive with the speed, confidence and finesse of a professional road racing driver at one of two performance drive schools – Ron Fellows Performance Driving School(prices begin at $2,995 for a two-day school) or the Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving(prices starting at $1,225 for a 1-3 day course).

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About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.