CHEVROLET’S current flagship sports model has arrived in the Philippines, and will be available in local showrooms in early 2019.
Debuting in the country is the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, now displayed at this year’s edition of Chevrolet Motorama. The show, organized by local Chevrolet distributor The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), runs until today at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City.
The 2018 Corvette Stingray is one of the latest versions of the nameplate’s seventh generation. The car packs a 6.2-liter V8 engine that, partly through direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, active fuel management and a dry sump oil system, makes 460hp at 6,000rpm and 630Nm at 4,600rpm. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends the output to the rear wheels.
Standard performance items to the Stingray are staggered-size 19-inch and 20-inch wheels, special Brembo brakes front and rear, and the Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Also fitted to the car are HID headlamps, chrome badge package, a body-color carbon roof panel, Chevrolet’s MyLink multimedia connectivity system and eight-way power-adjustable seats, among others.
Available as options are features like performance exhaust, red or yellow brake calipers, and a variety of wheels.
TCCCI said the Corvette is the longest running sports car that has been in constant production — or since 1953, when it was introduced at the General Motors Motorama show in New York City.
TCCCI sells the 2018 Corvette Stingray for P8,546,888. — BMA