Chevy’s decision to call this Corvette of the Week’s color “Arctic White” does nothing to cool the hot demeanor of the C7, let alone this one with the red rim blades that match the red brake calipers and the Adrenaline Red Competition Sport seats.
Take a look at this Torch Red Z51 Corvette Stingray, and you’re basically looking at the car that represents the C7′s first model year; hence my coronation of it as “Corvette of the Year”.
So, how do C7 sales measure up to past first-year Corvette models? Well, as you probably expected, pretty damn good.
Because the Hellcat is still a lumpy, heavy GT car, that’s why!
It appears the new Z06 is going to come in as the heaviest Corvette ever at 3,524 lbs. for the coupe. Compare that with 3,175 lbs. for the 2013 Z06. That’s a difference of 349 lbs.