Though details are still inconclusive, Chevrolet Corvette automakers are planning some significant changes in its new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette. Replacing the old engine with a new one, its automakers will mainly aim in boosting up its hp capacity. Rumours state 700 hp is the denomination which they are aiming for its hybrid engine.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette – Body Styles Changes and other Options
As per reports of rumors, its automakers are going to fix this issue once and for all.
Plus there is also a fair assumption that this new Corvette might see a tuned up chassis and suspension. The exterior look will change somewhat especially its front. For cooling down the engine, its automakers will give their new Chevrolet Corvette 2018 larger cooling vents. A new hood will be seen, and those big air events will be included in that.
During the 1st testing of the Corvette Z06 engine, breakdowns were a constant occurrence. For that customers often complained to the forums about their disappointments. A deeper research was conducted. It revealed that around 90 models from the total of 9000 Z06 experienced the same issue. This somewhat dented the reputation of the automakers.
In response to this, GM is trying to make a constant effort to eradicate these issues. So there is a fair chance that all their new models might see these matters eradicated.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette – Modification under the Hood
The highest engine configuration in the present Corvette model is a 6.2- litar aluminum V8 supercharged engine. It produces 650 hp output and 650 lb-ft of torque ability.
This might have prompted the automakers to make such massive upgrades for their 2018 Chevrolet Corvette engine.
Apart from this super-fast engine, there will be another engine variant. In its other trims namely in the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as well as the Grand Sport a 6.2-liter LTI V8 will be seen. Its power output will be- 460 hp and 465 lb-ft. Its rate of acceleration will be estimated to be 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds.
Whatever be the engine specification, it will be mated with an 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission with paddle shift and 7-speed manual shift.
Another major upgrade in the engine which might be seen in the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is that fixing the cooling problems. One major issue with this existing model as per users is the engine cooling.
Though as per reports, only 5 % of Corvette owners had faced issues with the engine getting overheated. These users complained that despite their engine components got overheated despite maintaining a low mileage.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette – Competition, Expected MSRP and Availability
But with its competitors producing over 700 hp, the automaker will definitely try to upgrade their engine to increase their competitiveness.
- Dodge Hellcat producing 707 hp at the max with 650 lb-ft.
- And Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 also notches more than 700 hp.
This new 2018 Chevy Corvette might come out in the 3rd quarter of 2017 at a starting price of $56,000. The Stingray models might have a higher price of $80,000. However, no official word is made as of now regarding its release or price. So stay tuned for more updates and news from the GM auto company.