The baby Corvette is available in three trim levels, and the Z51 performance package can be added as an optional extra to each. But regardless of trim, all Stingray’s are powered by a 6.2-liter V8 developing up to 460 horsepower with a standard seven-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic. A carbon fiber hood, dual-zone climate control, and a premium bose sound system are some notable features across the range, with additional amenities like a head-up driver display and more luxurious leather added as you climb the ranks to the 3LT. Adding the Z51 package equips the same performance enhancements to all models in the line-up, including bespoke gear ratios, track-tuned suspension, an electronic limited-slip diff, and enhanced cooling systems for prolonged track use.
The most significant optional package has to be the $5,000 Z51 Performance Package which upgrades the suspension for flatter and harder cornering, bigger brake rotors for consistent stopping performance, an electronically controlled limited-slip diff, more aggressive gear ratios that improve in-gear acceleration and a dry-sump oil system that allows the Stingray to be pushed hard for extended periods of time. Other optional packages deal mostly with the appearance of the car. For $645 you can get the Stingray logo package that throws a bunch of Stingray logos onto the seats, cargo mats and door sills. The $1,100 Wing-Style spoiler package gets you a body-colored rear wing or wicker bill style wing.