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2015 Corvettes For Sale! Coupes, Convertibles, and Z51 Stingrays Now Available.

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2015 Corvette Stingray coupes and convertibles are in for sale now at Ross Downing Chevrolet!

Check out this link to view our in stock and in-transit inventory. Our first shipment will be on its way soon, so call us ASAP to be one of the first to get your hands on the hottest new sports car in the world!

The 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe has a starting MSRP of $54,995, while the 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible starts at $59,995.

As a reminder, we still have huge discounts on all remaining 2014 Corvette inventory! Click here to view inventory.

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The First 2015 Corvettes Have Been Built!

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The first of the 2015 Corvette Stingray shipments have rolled off the assembly line and are currently awaiting delivery.

This means those lucky enough to be within the first allocation group should be receiving shipment updates any day now. The very first 2015 Stingray in our system – stock # R1000 – is, fittingly enough, a fully-loaded Z51 3LT Coupe – the perfect way to kick off the new model year!

Changes and updates for the 2015 model year include:

  • Atlantic convertible and Pacific coupe Design Packages for Stingray
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (3GB/three-month trial)
  • Available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission replaces previous six-speed
  • Available Performance Data Recorder (included with navigation system)
  • New wheel finishes for models with and without the Z51 Performance Package
  • Available carbon fiber tonneau inserts for convertible models
  • Available Carbon Flash exterior badges
  • Available body-color or Shark Gray exterior vents
  • Available CFZ carbon fiber ground effects package
  • Available ZF1 package includes Z51-style wheels and spoiler without Z51 Performance Package
  • Suede-wrapped upper interior trim on 3LT package
  • Performance exhaust included with Z51 Performance Package
  • Exterior colors: Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic

Want to customize your 2015 Stingray straight from the factory? Visit our online order page to get started! Or keep an eye on our new Corvette inventory to find out when 2015 Corvettes will be in stock and available for purchase!

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2015 Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995

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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history – will be offered at a suggested retail price of $78,995 while the convertible model will start at $83,995, Chevrolet announced today.

“The 2015 Corvette Z06’s performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite fraternity of supercars,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager. “Very few cars in the world deliver 650 horsepower, true aerodynamic downforce, carbon fiber and performance technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management and an electronic limited slip differential – and none gives the driver a transmission choice or the choice of a coupe with a removable roof panel or a full-power-top convertible.”

Leveraging learnings from the Corvette Racing program, the $2,995 Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package enables the Corvette Z06 to produce true aerodynamic downforce for increased stability at high speeds. The package adds a functional carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rocker panels and a larger rear spoiler.

For the ultimate performance, the Z07 Performance Package is available for $7,995, adding Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to better handling through reduced unsprung weight. The Z07 package adds adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components to the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package for unprecedented aerodynamic downforce and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires for enhanced grip.

“The Z07 performance package enhances overall performance to make the Corvette Z06 one of the most track-capable cars you can buy off the dealership floor and still drive it to work every day,” said Charles.

Z06 models are offered in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims. A range of available features enables customers to tailor the look and feel of their Z06, including:

  • Premium Package with leather-wrapped interior
  • Aero-enhancing carbon fiber ground effects package
  • Performance Data Recorder and navigation
  • Competition sport seats offered in leather or sueded microfiber
  • Carbon fiber interior trim and carbon fiber convertible tonneau cover inserts
  • Visible carbon fiber roof panel (Coupe)
  • Tintcoat exterior colors, several available wheel finishes and several available brake caliper colors.


Most powerful, technologically advanced Corvette ever

The Z06 rejoins the Corvette lineup for 2015 with a stronger aluminum frame than previous models, an aero package designed to produce performance-enhancing downforce and an all-new, supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine rated at an SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm). That makes it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States.

To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4 leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing – and leverages them with a new, more efficient supercharger. Combined with the fuel-efficient multi-speed transmissions, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction, they help make the new Z06 surprisingly efficient.

The Corvette Z06 also leverages other technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray, including the strategic use of lightweight materials and advanced driver technologies, with calibrations tailored for its capabilities. The aluminum frame structure, for example, is 20 percent stiffer than the previous, fixed-roof Z06.

Additional technologies support the car’s tremendous performance capabilities and enhance the driving experience, including:

  • Third-generation Magnetic Selective Ride Control dampers are standard and can be adjusted for touring comfort or maximum track performance via the standard Driver Mode Selector
  • Performance Traction Management is available in the Track mode of the Drive Mode Selector and offers five settings of torque reduction and brake intervention for track driving
  • Launch control is available in Track mode for manual and automatic transmissions, providing maximum off-the-line acceleration
  • An electronic limited-slip differential, also standard equipment on Z06, adjusts the rate at which the limited slip engages, to balance between steering response and stability in different driving conditions with more aggressive performance in Sport and Track modes.

The Z06 offers three increasing levels of aerodynamic downforce:

  • The standard Z06 features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings, a unique carbon-fiber hood with a larger vent, and an aggressive rear spoiler.
  • The available carbon-fiber aero package – in either carbon flash paint or a visible carbon-fiber finish – adds a carbon-fiber front splitter with aviation-style winglets, carbon fiber rocker panels, and a larger rear spoiler with a fixed wickerbill, which combine to create true aerodynamic downforce
  • The available Z07 package adds larger winglets to the front splitter, along with an adjustable, see-through center section on the rear spoiler for track use. With this package, the Corvette Z06 delivers the most aerodynamic downforce of any production car GM has tested.

Drivers can monitor the Z06’s performance without taking their eyes off the road via a standard color head-up display that, among the range of performance readouts, displays a g-meter in Track mode.

The Z06 also offers the award-winning, industry-first Performance Data Recorder – or PDR – which enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track. The racing-derived system is included with the available navigation system.

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Is a Special Corvette on The Way?

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Automakers trademark names all the time, whether they want to protect some part of their past or if they are considering a model even far in the future. But occasionally a trademark pops up that is much more enticing than the rest. For example, General Motors recently reserved the name Zora for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles,” according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The name Zora in association with GM immediately calls to mind the Corvette. Zora Arkus-Duntov is generally considered the father of the ‘Vette, at least as the performance car we know it today. He helped get the Chevrolet V8 in the first-generation model to provide a performance boost over its relatively anemic inline-six. He also spearheaded the Grand Sport program that aimed to make the second-generation a world-class racing success.

A Zora edition Corvette could be an interesting way to revive the Grand Sport edition from the previous generation. However, at the moment it may be too soon to say what GM is doing with it. Autoblog contacted company spokesperson Monte Doran who told us he didn’t know anything about using the Zora name. With the reservation just a few days old, it could be years before the ‘Vette’s father is honored with his own model, if ever. Scroll down to read the entire filing.

Courtesy of Autoblog

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Here’s What’s New For The Corvette Stingray In 2015

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The National Corvette Museum recently held their annual bash, where Chief Engineer for the Corvette, Tadge Juechter, and Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles both discussed the success of the 2014 Corvette Stingray and what’s in store for the 2015 model year. As you know, 2015 will see the addition of the hard core Z06 to the lineup, but an array of new features are coming to the standard model as well, Corvette Blogger reports.

We already know almost all there is to know about the 2015 Z06. Simply put, it’s the most track capable Corvette ever built, edging out the Corvette ZR1 for the fastest lap at General Motors’ ‘Lutz Ring’ at the Milford Proving Ground. However Juechter revealed some interesting new tidbits of information at the event. The car will be offered in three downforce trim levels. The base package has a front splitter and rear spoiler, while the second step up features the “CFZ/CFV” carbon aero package we saw on the car at the Detroit Auto Show. The CFZ pack appears the same as the CFV, however it is painted Carbon Flash while the CFV pack features exposed carbon fiber.

Other news in regards to the 2015 Z06 comes in the way of its available content and interior trim levels. The entry level 1LZ trim package will have a standard heads up display, while the 2LZ pack adds heated/vented seats, the memory package and a Bose premium audio system. The jump up to the 3LZ pack will add satellite navigation and the ‘Vette’s all-new Performance Data Recorder. Two new interior colors will be exclusive to the Z06, dark gray and blue. Additionally, four wheel color options will be available for the Z06: Silver, Black, Chrome and Spectra Gray.

Apart from the Z06, the Corvette lineup will also be refreshed with new options for the standard car. You already know the base ‘Vette will feature a brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission, nearly identical to the one in the Z06, but new exterior trim options and other small changes will also be made. Two new body colors will be available for the car, Shark Gray and Daytona Sunrise Orange, replacing Cyber Gray and Lime Rock Green.

New wheel colors and options will also be added for the 2015 model year. Chevy will now be offering black and black machined versions of the base-model wheel. There will also be a black machined Z51 wheel available and a satin black Z51 wheel with either a yellow or red stripe around the lip. Most importantly, a new “Motorsports Design” wheel is available which appears similar, if not identical, to the wheels we saw on the Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept at last year’s SEMA show.

The Stingray will now have two new gauge cluster screens named “Tour” and “Sport”. The Tour theme will show current speed with other vehicle data, while the Sport setting will display horsepower, wheel slippage and the status of the electronic rear differential.

Some disliked the black exterior  vents on the 2014 Corvette and luckily for them, Chevy has added the option to get them painted in either Shark Gray or body color for 2015. The tonneau inserts for the convertible can now also be painted in Carbon Flash.

Finally, Charles put the lid on any rumors surrounding other new models based on the seventh-generation ‘Vette, including a second coming of the supercar-slaying ZR1.

“I had the honor of being at the New York Auto Show last week where we introduced the fourth [model] that basically completes the 7th generation Corvette family,” he said.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Performance Design Packages Unveiled For Coupes And Convertibles

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The 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 is available with an option Pacific performance design package (shown) for Z51 coupes, or an Atlantic design package for Z51 convertibles.

The 2015 Corvette Stingray will be available in two new Design Packages: the Atlantic luxury convertible and the Pacific performance coupe. They go on sale later this year with the rest of the 2015 Corvette Stingray lineup.

“One of the design goals for the Corvette Stingray was to provide customers with the flexibility to tailor the car to their personality,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager. “The Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages were originally designed to showcase how the Stingray could be configured as a luxury sport GT car or as a high-performance motorsport car.”

The Corvette Stingray Atlantic convertible and Corvette Stingray Pacific coupe concepts were introduced last fall at the SEMA Show. A strong response from enthusiasts helped influence production. They are the latest Chevrolet concepts from SEMA that made concept to reality. Several Camaros, such as the Hot Wheels edition, and the Sonic Dusk are now in production.

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Eight-Speed Transmission Coming to 2015 Corvette Stingray

Like the 2015 Z06, the new 2015 Corvette Stingray will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Like the 2015 Z06, the new 2015 Corvette Stingray will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission.

An eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015, enhancing the performance and efficiency of the 2014 North American Car of the Year. Designed and built by GM, the new transmission delivers world-class shift times that rival the best dual-clutch designs.

The all-new, GM-designed 8L90 eight-speed is expected to contribute up to 5-percent greater efficiency, when compared to the previous six-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy test results are pending and will be announced later. It also makes the Corvette Stingray one of the few sports cars to offer the choice of a conventional manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.

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