2018 Corvette Gains Larger Wheels And Several New Options

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating 65 years of production with an assortment of minor changes.

Starting with the exterior, the previous 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels have been replaced by larger 19-inch and 20-inch wheels derived from the Z51 package. The model also comes with a revised color palette, an optional Spice Red roof, and five new wheels designs.

Drivers will find an assortment of changes in the cabin as there’s a newly standard HD radio as well as an optional Spice Red interior. 2LT models have a “revised interior color breakup,” while there’s several new contrast stitching packages on 3LT and 3LZ trims.

Other changes include an improved rear-view camera, an enhanced head-up display rotation setting, and an upgraded Performance Data Recorder / Cosworth Toolbox with four new data channels: individual wheel speeds, individual suspension displacements, yaw rate and intake, and ambient air temperatures.

Last but not least, Magnetic Ride Control will be offered as a stand-alone option.

The Corvette Grand Sport has many of the same changes but it also gains ceramic brakes as a stand-alone option. There’s also a new Carbon 65 package which is available on 3LT trims.

Likewise, the Corvette Z06 gains a newly available gray interior as well as two new wheel designs. The model can also be ordered with the aforementioned Carbon 65 package.

Despite all the changes, prices have only gone up slightly as the coupe starts at $56,490 while the convertible retails for $60,490.

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  • Six_Tymes

    nice!

  • lagunas3ca

    Nice cheap looking carbon fiber graphic on the “Carbon” center cap

    • Bash

      True, I didn’t like it either.

  • Bullitt2605

    But still the same over baked styling that is becoming GM’s trade mark.

  • SteersUright

    It was already awesome looking. They totally failed here. All of the attention should’ve gone towards the little details in the interior that would make it feel more special, more crafted, and of high quality. The Corvette is already looks and performs amazing, fix the damn cheap-ass interior.

    • Six Thousand Times

      I think that the interior isn’t that bad. It’s not a 911/R8 but it’s half the price.

      • SteersUright

        Forget 911/R8 or anything that expensive. Specifically regarding cars that cost $60-$110k, the Corvette is abysmally, unapologetically, cheap and nasty on the inside. If it we’re the interior on a $20k car or below, it would not be judged so harshly. But the Corvette is a premium super-performance vehicle in the luxury price range. That said, the interior quality is not acceptable.

        • Six Thousand Times

          Still don’t agree. I’m not saying the interior is stellar but it’s far from “unacceptable.” It’s obvious, though, that Chevy spent the money elsewhere – on the performance. If you can find one of those $20K cars that can do what a ‘Vette does, definitely do buy that.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Still no option to have all of the scoops, vents, and louvers painted body colour. And, of course, the black wheels are atrocious.

    • Astonman

      That option is available. When i last looked a few months ago, it was around $900

      • Bash

        Damn!!!

      • Six Thousand Times

        I stand corrected.

        • Astonman

          no worries – I’ve been corrected a few times here myself:)

  • john1168

    Any word on what transmission they’ll use? Are they going to put the 10 speed auto in it?

    • Bash

      I don’t know man, the photos shows a manual only.

    • 8 SPEED.

      • john1168

        I think you’re right. I haven’t read anywhere about the 10 speed going in the 2018. About 8 or so months ago I read a rumor that the 10 speed auto was slightly too big to fit in the current Vette without a redesign. I was hoping the rumor was false but I have a bad feeling it may be true.

        • THE ’18 IS ON THE CHEVY SITE READY FOR CONFIGURATION.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Seems like they are blurring the lines between the z06 and regular c7.

  • Harry_Wild

    AWD?

    • Status

      No, not in this generation. However, with the coming C8 strongly believed to be have a rear-mid engine layout, it would be very likely that an AWD Corvette would be available.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    The convertible in the pics reminds me of a bird in some kind of mating dance.

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