What You Need to Know About the 2013 Corvette Stingray

Shopping for a car is more than just looking for the model and make. You also need to consider features like fuel economy, safety features, aesthetic features, and performance among other features. If you are planning to own the 2013 Corvette Stingray, here is what you really need to know about the car before making your purchase.

The 2013 Corvette Stingray is a two-seat sports car that comes in different trims. Typical trims include the base Corvette, Grand Sport, Z06, 427, and ZR1. The models come in a convertible or a coupe design.

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History of the 2013 Corvette Stingray

The development of the 2013 Corvette Stingray started in 2005. The Corvette engineers continued to advance the car in each year, making adjustments in the engine, improving fuel economy and other features to give the sports car improved performance compared to that of the C5 model.

The primary objective of Chevrolet’s engineers was to come up with a new Corvette, smaller in size and better in performance. The result was a 60th adversary 2013 Corvette Stingray that is five inches shorter than the C5 model. Also, the 2013 Corvette is an inch narrower, with a long wheelbase than that of the C5. It has a large passenger chamber compared to the C5.

Furthermore, the 2013 Corvette Stingray has excellent aerodynamics compared to the C5. It implies that the 2013 Corvette has better performance and ability to move fast. The sports car has larger wheels, exposed lambs, and uses the state of the art computer aided craftsmanship that facilitates ease of handling and braking.

Most Popular Models of the 2013 Corvette Stingray

The 2013 Corvette Stingray comes in two body styles; the coupe and the convertible styles. Each model has different trims that differ depending on performance and features.

Some basic features found in both the cars are:

  • V8 engine with a capacity of 6.2 liters.
  • Battery protection.
  • Two seats.
  • Six-speed automatic/ manual transmission.
  • Antilock braking system.
  • One power outlet, speed control.
  • Air conditioning system.
  • Bush button engine start.
  • Dual performance exhaust system.
  • Roof panels, bucket seats.

interior of a 2013 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray Features

The features depend on the car model. Typical types that make up the 2013 Corvette Stingray include:

1. The Grand Sport Coupe

The Grand Sports Coupe comes in 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and 4LT types of trims. The basic model of the GSC has a lighting system with automatic headlights and fog lamps. Its interior is designed with leather, has a heating system, an emergency communication system, and a state of the art sound system.

The car has a removable roof and a cruise control feature. It comes with 18-inch wheels to improve your driving experience. The grand sports coupe is manually operated. Depending on the type of trim, the sports car can have additional features like navigation systems and Bluetooth connectivity systems.

2. Base Corvette

The Base Corvette’s interior upholstery is leather-made. It has an emergency communication system, a modern sound system, and heating system to regulate the interior temperatures.

Its lighting system has headlamps, rounded tail lights, and fog lamps. The roof is removable, and the size of its wheels measure 18 inches. Its exhaust id dual mode and the roof can be transparent. The windscreen is convertible. Just like the GSC, the Base Corvette may have additional features like a Bluetooth enabled the sound system.

3. Z06 2013 Corvette Stingray

The Z06 Corvette comes in three trims with a fixed roof. Both trims have a similar suspension and brake systems. Unlike the other 2013 Corvette models, the front wheels measure 19 inches while the back wheels measure 20 inches. Its interior upholstery is leather made, and the floor ha panel fittings.

The corvette’s braking system is crafted from carbon ceramic. To improve its performance, the Z06 Corvette has a performance management traction system, and the size of the size of its spoiler is larger than that of the Base Corvette and the GSC.

4. 427 convertible Corvette

The 427 convertible Corvettes come in three different body styles. All types have an engine, similar to that used by the Z06. Some exterior parts are made of carbon fiber, and all its wheels measure 19 inches. Also, the vehicle has additional features like a Bluetooth connection system, adaptive suspension, and a navigation system. It has a fixed roof.

5. ZR1 2013 Corvette Stingray

ZR1 2013 Corvette has a supercharged eight-cylinder engine that can be viewed through a transparent panel in the hood. Its wheels resemble those of the Z06 2013 Corvette Stingray, whereby the front wheel measure 19 inches while the rear wheel measure 20 inches.

The car’s braking system is carbon ceramic made. Also, some parts of the car are carbon ceramic made. The car comes in two trim types.

Getting Support for the 2013 Corvette Stingray

If you are planning to get your 2013 Corvette Stingray, then you should consider getting it from the National Corvette Museum. Besides purchasing your sports car, the National Museum Corvette will also help you tour the assembly plant and witness the assembling process. This is the place you will learn more about the Corvette, and receive the necessary support to settle your concerns.

Further Options for 2013 Corvette Stingray Car Models

Just like any sports cars, the 2013 Corvette Stingrays can be tuned to fit the needs of each user. One can modify the interior and exterior color combinations, using custom printed parts to improve the car’s aesthetics. You can also upgrade the vehicle’ exhaust system to improve its performance. The exterior can also be modified to give the car a sleek and sportier look.

The 2013 Corvette Stingray exists as a coupe or a convertible. The coupes have a transparent roof while the convertibles have a removable roof. The cars are manufactured from lightweight panels like carbon fiber that lasts long and are designed to provide a top-of-the-class driving experience. Safety wise, the 2013 Corvette features anti-lock brake systems, an ability to run on flat tires, and frontal and side airbags to keep the driver safe in case of a crash.

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