Now in its eighth generation, the 2022 Chevy Corvette continues to capture the hearts of drivers seeking racecar performance meshed with sport-inspired luxury. Chevy packages the soul of racing into the fresh design of the 'Vette with its mid-engine capability, brilliantly enhancing past performance to embrace a faster future. Though the 2022 Corvette is arguably a stunning vehicle designed for the track, this Chevy is still a vehicle built for daily driving to enjoy the best of two worlds. If you find yourself bored with your daily commute, let the 2022 Corvette add some verve to your morning and evening drive that will bring life back into your routine.
Far more affordable than most mid-engine sports cars, the 2022 Corvette delivers on both power and speed with its inspiring engine design. A new fuel pump design allows for improved engine efficiency without sacrificing any power. Incredible speed and agility mark the 2022 Corvette as one of the world's finest racing cars that you can enjoy as much off the track as on it. From the exciting opportunities to enhance performance to the numerous options to customize the styling, the 2022 Corvette is a vehicle you make your own. In its current generation, the Chevy Corvette is revolutionizing its style and capability to break barriers and uphold its status as the most-loved American sports car.
At the center of all that makes the Chevy Corvette a high-performance machine is the 6.2-liter LT2 V8. Effortless acceleration and breath-taking speed run at the core of the Corvette like a beating heart revving at your back and ready to fly. With the engine now placed in the middle of the vehicle, performance improves with the better balance from the engine's weight placed farther back. Combine the engine's incredible 495 horsepower with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and discover the silky action of a transmission that offers quick shifts without deceleration. Delight in attaining the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds after your instant acceleration takes you from zero to 60 in as little as 2.9 seconds with the addition of the Z51 performance package available for all trims.
Part of the impressive capability of the 2022 Corvette's powerplant comes from the intelligent design of air intake and exhaust manifolds that inhale and exhale airflow to keep the engine's performance at its peak. Connect closely with the road with driving modes that give you control over 12 variables that adjust to the conditions ahead, including My Mode and Z Mode, which allow the driver to personalize settings suited to your own driving style and preferences. Active handling stability control supports your performance with enhancements that automatically adjust torque and braking power so you stay centered on the road. Safely hold onto the pavement for thrilling driving that maximizes the Corvette's agility and speed using sensors that avoid slippage or loss of direction.
Available features like Magnetic Selective Ride Control utilizes an unprecedented damping system that further enhances the driver's control through a suspension that is engineered to adapt to the pavement. The system "reads" the road in milliseconds to rapidly respond to the conditions and keep the Corvette firmly positioned while also providing superior ride quality. With the nose of the 2022 Corvette so close to the ground, aerodynamics are stellar, but this can be a hindrance when you encounter obstacles in the road. An available front lift solves this by raising the front end up to two inches to drive over obstacles like speed bumps to avoid damaging the front end. Performance has never been so easy to attain with the assistance of automated features that turn every driver into a pro.
The 2022 Corvette whips wind into submission with its low-riding, aerodynamic body shaped for speed. At the front end, the grille serves to bring maximum airflow into the precisely engineered intakes, boasting bold looks that speak volumes about the car's speed even at a standstill. Placing the engine in the middle of the body allows for a lower hood and cowl, which both improves visibility and balances the weight for faster acceleration and better control. Chevy has also developed an exciting feature to showcase the power and beauty of the LT2 engine by making it visible through a window in the rear hatch of the coupe. However, the Corvette also offers the option of a retractable roof for open-air driving without loss of performance. Air slips around the body engineered for swiftness and agility, even with the open cockpit.
Handles for the doors, hood, and hatch are all hidden beneath aerodynamic body shaping for a cleaner look and less drag. Stylish wheel designs with open spokes come in two sizes, with 19-inch wheels in the front and larger 20-inch wheels in the rear to better handle the monstrous torque of the rear-wheel drive powertrain. Options to customize the 2022 Corvette to make a statement are virtually endless, with the choice to add racing stripes, carbon flash exterior accents, or an engine appearance package to liven the look of your 'Vette and suit your personal style. Every trim level has the option to choose either coupe or convertible body style to enjoy driving the way you want.
Also available for all trims is the Z51 performance package, which adds numerous features to improve performance and control suited to driving the track. Brembo brakes provide superior stopping power, enhanced suspension and rear axle ratio improve control, and upgrades to the exhaust and heavy-duty cooling system improve engine power. The addition of the front splitter and rear spoiler provide improved downforce, and Michelin Pilot Sport summer-only tires stick to the pavement for the kind of performance you need at the track. For buyers who go for the uppermost 3LT trim, choose the CR8 Edition with racing-themed graphics in yellow or gray to match 2020 racing season colors in a commemorative edition that will be limited to only 1,000 models.
As soon as you lower yourself into the command center, the 2022 'Vette conveys its clear inspiration from a jet fighter cockpit in its design. From the 12-inch configurable instrument display to the standard GT1 seats enveloped in supple Mulan leather, you will have everything at your fingertips to master the road from behind the wheel. The performance data recorder allows you to maximize your experience with real-time information you can record via video with audio you can play back for analysis or share with friends for bragging rights. Use any of several modes to capitalize on data according to your needs, like Track Mode for speed or lap times, Touring Mode to capture the scenery while you drive, or even Valet Mode so you can record while someone else drives your 'Vette.
Access to the 2022 Corvette is as simple as walking up to the door, sitting in the driver's seat, and pressing the start button with keyless entry and ignition. Or remotely start your 'Vette so that it's ready to go when you arrive. Grip the leather-wrapped steering wheel you can adjust with the powered settings for tilting and telescoping, and enjoy temperatures suited to the preferences of both passengers with dual-zone climate control.
Buyers who upgrade to the 2LT trim can choose to add the available GT2 seats upholstered in Napa leather with carbon-fiber trim or delve into your competitive side with the available Competition Sport seat with more formidable bolstering. Cradled in the comfort of your chosen sport seats, you can relax on long drives or trust in the bolstering for fast cornering while you enjoy the plethora of technology for connectivity and convenience.
Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto work seamlessly with the Infotainment 3 system accessed from the HD touchscreen in the center stack. Bluetooth automatically links your smartphone to the system for streaming, and the premium sound quality of the standard ten-speaker Bose audio system makes listening to your favorite music an experience worthy of driving with the top down. HD Radio and a SiriusXM trial subscription continue the standard features, along with Chevy Connected access that includes OnStar and WiFi hotspot capability.