An American legend and one of the last naturally aspirated V8 roadsters, the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray has all the trappings of a supercar in a package that's only a fraction of the cost of some of its high-performance peers. The Corvette Stingray is truly one of the standout vehicles in its segment, and the 2024 model year promises to make any sports car shopper feel like they're getting the best value for the latest outing thanks to the new additions, upgrades, and improvements. But it's not all just about what's new; it's also about what's returning, such as the mid-engine design, featuring one of the most technically achieved naturally aspirated V8 powertrains and a standout aerodynamic design that begs to be driven on the track. All of this makes the 2024 Corvette Stingray a worthwhile venture for any enthusiast roadster.
When it comes to the new features for 2024, the Corvette Stingray features an all-new power hood pull-down, an all-new Artemis interior scheme with green accents and trimming, as well as additional standard driver assistance and safety features. Other tech updates include the rear camera HD mirror being standard on all trims, and the performance data recorder is now available as a feature for the 1LT trim. Two all-new appearance packages have also been made available for both the coupe and convertible iterations and two all-new wheel designs have also been added to the line-up. Additionally, there have also been a number of color changes and updates for the 2024 Stingray; this includes five new accent-color options with available full-racing stripes and three all-new exterior colors, which include Riptide Blue Metallic, Cacti Green, and Sea Wolf Gray Tricoat.
The three new colors join the existing line-up of eleven other exterior color options for the Corvette, which include Arctic White, Black, Torch Red, Silver Flare Metallic, Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic, Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Carbon Flash Metallic, Rapid Blue, Accelerate Yellow Metallic, Amplify Orange Tintcoat, and Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat. The 2024 Corvette Stingray is also available in three base trims: the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. If you want more performance out of the base Stingray, you can get the Z51 Performance Package, which comes with performance suspension, performance Brembo anti-lock brakes, a performance rear spoiler, and improved specs. The 2024 Stingray comes in either coupe or convertible options for each trim level.
It's no secret that the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray is regarded as one of the most efficiently engineered production sports cars on the road today. It features the iconic mid-engine design that sits just behind the cockpit, as if it were a rocket powering a fighter jet. The expertly crafted powertrain comes in two variations for the base Corvette Stingray, one for the normal trims and another for the Z51 Performance Package.
The naturally aspirated LT2 6.2-liter V8 comes packed with 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, giving you impeccable off-the-line acceleration thanks to the M1L 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. With variable valve timing and active fuel management, the 2024 Stingray is designed to maximize your performance, whether you're on the road or taking laps around the track. With the dual performance exhaust on each side and an electronically controlled throttle body, you have the responsiveness and dynamic performance profile you would expect from a supercar, but for the price of a very affordable high-performance sports car.
Thanks to the Z51 Performance Package, you can actually have the LT2's output boosted to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. This means you get slightly faster acceleration and more stable top-end performance out of the Stingray, reaching 0 to 60mph in just 3 seconds flat. Combined with the double wishbone articulation, rear stabilizer bar, monotube shocks, and the availability of Magnetic Ride Control, it means that you get a stable and very grounded experience when it comes to responsive handling from the 2024 Corvette.
Thanks to the race-tuned suspension and high-quality aluminum design, you're always in control of the Stingray's performance output, and that means a lot when you're in control of a vehicle as demanding and powerful as the Corvette. With the customizable drive modes via the Driver Mode Selector, you can easily and quickly select what sort of driving conditions best suit the road conditions. There are a total of six modes, including Weather, Tour, Sport and Track, MyMode, and Z Mode. You can even utilize MyMode and Z Mode to customize your driving experience and personalize the way the Corvette handles behind the wheel with personalized driving profiles.
The design of the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray is one of its most standout features in addition to its performance. The aerodynamic profile has evolved over the years so that the C8 generation of Corvettes still pays homage to some of the more iconic generational stylistic cues but with the intent of making the Corvette a well-balanced beast both on the track and on the highway. The stealth fighter aura that emanates from the curvature adds an aggressive look to the Corvette without making it seem off-putting or over-designed. The lines are noticeable and aesthetically alluring but also serve an actual aerodynamic purpose, with working ventilation, front and rear diffusers, and a fastback rear quarter for optimal drag coefficient.
The style of the Corvette isn't just about speed, though; it's also about practicality. You might not think about a Corvette being a practical solution for daily driving, but it actually is. You have a total combined space of 12.6 cu.ft. of cargo volume with the rear trunk space. You can store some essentials, whether it's a quick run to the store or bringing some work equipment with you to an important meeting; you can get to your destination quickly and in style, all while also making use of some conventional storage space.
There's also a measure of comfort that comes standard with the Corvette Stingray, including three different types of interior material designs and up to 11 different interior color options. You have a leather-trimmed dashboard and either GT1, GT2, or Competition Sport seating options. With GT1, you have Nappa leather upholstery, while GT2 provides you with a seatback halo, Napa leather upholstery, and carbon fiber trimming. The Competition Sport provides you with performance textiles and a contour design made to accommodate comfort and material reliability for when you're burning rubber on the track.
Tech-rich safety and infotainment are huge components for getting to and from your destination securely and also ensuring that you never get lost along the way. There are also huge entertainment factors associated with the tech side of the 2024 Corvette Stingray, which is important for those who enjoy indulging in their favorite media while making their way around town. With the 2024 model year, you get everything you could want out of a sports car from a safety and infotainment perspective and then some.
You have the availability of a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series surround sound system, along with the availability of wireless smartphone charging and built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via the 8-inch HD touchscreen. The infotainment suite is powered by the Google Built-In suite, featuring voice navigation, traffic support, and access to your favorite apps and media. You can also make use of the 12-inch configurable digital driver display cluster, which not only provides you with vehicle health feedback but you can also use it to personalize your performance profiles and gauges. And thanks to the availability of the digital heads-up display, you can keep track of the telemetry without ever taking your eyes off the road.
There are also some excellent quality-of-life tech features present, such as HD Rear Vision Camera, available Front and Rear Vision Cameras that work with the Rear Parking Assist, and traffic aids such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Side Blind-Zone Alert. Standard safety features, courtesy of the Chevy Safety Assist suite, like the Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, are also all standard across the trim line-up. You also get standard features like Bicyclist Braking and IntelliBeam auto high beam support. So whether you drive in busy urban areas, take long trips along empty highways, or do a bit of night cruising, there are safety features, driver assistance, and driving aids built in to ensure that you get to your destination safely, even at high speeds.