On top of that, any Chevrolet Corvette can now be ordered with the optional magnetorheological dampers as a standalone option Chevrolet Corvette

Cosmetically, a new Full Length Dual Racing Stripe package is available, with stripes in blue, orange, red, or yellow.Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette  With the dual-mode performance exhaust that is part of the Z51 package, it makes 495 horsepower.

The Z51 option also adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential, more aggressive brakes, and summer tires. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic (a Corvette first) is the sole transmission.

We managed a braking distance of 149 feet from 70 mph and recorded 1.03 g's on the skidpad. Even in base form, however, the new Corvette is capable of heroic handling

The Corvette  Corvette earns EPA fuel economy ratings of 15 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. We subjected it to our own 200-mile highway fuel-economy test and recorded 26 mpg

1 mpg less than expected. The last generation–remember the Chevrolet Corvette with the engine in the front?–managed a 27 mpg result in the same test.

The new Chevrolet  Corvette interior remains a two-seat layout, but the cabin is moved up closer to the car's nose to accommodate the mid-mounted engine.

The interior is lined in materials such as leather, real metal, and imitation suede and even has a stitched headliner.Chevrolet Corvette

The rear trunk also can accommodate two golf bags, and a front trunk offers space for luggage or cargo while the roof is stowed.Chevrolet Corvette

The interior design takes the driver-focused concept to the max, bisecting the cockpit with a tall bank of switches for the car's climate-control system. Overall, the new Vette's cabin is quite good.

Upgrading to the 3LT package gets you upgraded materials such as sewn leather on most of its interior surfaces, plus carbon-fiber trim.Chevrolet Corvette

The new Chevrolet Corvette offers two trunk areas, one ahead of the passenger compartment and one behind the engine, for a total of 13 cubic feet of storage space.

The new Corvette uses Chevrolet's Infotainment 3 Plus system, which features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth audio streaming, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

The Chevrolet Corvette hasn't been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, so we cannot comment on its performance.