GM CEO Confirms All-Electric Corvette

At Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, we’re buzzing with the latest news. GM President Mark Reuss officially announced that they will produce an electric Chevrolet Corvette. In fact, his announcement hints at the possibility of both a hybrid and all-electric Corvette model.

Though he did not specify a release date for a fully electric Corvette, Reuss stated, “We will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year”. We don’t yet know if the hybrid version will be a traditional gasoline-electric or plug-in hybrid. We’re just hoping for a convertible option so we can enjoy the Florida sunshine while cruising out to the coast.

GM’s teaser video demonstrates a first-ever feature for any Corvette on the upcoming hybrid model: All-wheel drive. Speculation abounds as to what else the electric Corvette will entail, including rumors that the hybrid model will achieve over 1,000 horsepower.

One thing is certain: the electric Corvette will be built on GM’s Ultium Platform. Using Ultium means we can expect the new, electric Corvette to have responsive handling and an incredibly fast acceleration. The Ultium Platform also allows for multiple quick charging options and an impressive driving range.

We look forward to keeping our Bartow, Florida, community up to date on upcoming Chevy Corvette news. When you’re ready to go electric, come visit us at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 Makes Its Highly Anticipated Debut

The Chevrolet Corvette has captivated drivers, auto enthusiasts, and everyone who appreciates a stunning design and charged ride for years. For 2023, the Chevy Corvette Z06 is the best version yet for the American supercar thanks to the highest horsepower-rated V8 engine ever in a production car and a revamped look and feel.

Drawing inspiration from its racing legacy, the all-new 5.5-liter LT6 V8 engine pairs to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to generate 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

“Racing was the reason the Z06 was developed in 1963, and it continues to support development of the road models that make them better on the street and the track,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, Corvette. “It also means we’ve tested the Z06 on the best tracks around the world, from Circuit of the Americas here in the United States, to the Nürburgring in Germany.” 

The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 also impresses with it well-crafted interior. Available elements such as a carbon fiber-wrapped steering wheel, a new carbon fiber interior trim package, and leather-wrapped shift paddles create an eye-catching design. You can also trim out the interior in Adrenaline Red for a stunning pop of color.

The exterior features a bold look thanks to wider fenders and plenty of choices to let you customize the look. You can choose among 12 exterior colors, six brake caliper colors, and seven wheel packages.

Contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Adds New Special Edition

If you couldn’t guess by our name, Stingray Chevrolet Bartow is always excited to welcome a new Corvette Stingray into our showroom. With the new 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chevy is upping the ante with a new special edition package that celebrates its on-track success.

The new 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is limited to just 1,000 examples and features cool graphics that honor the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R race cars. This package pays tribute to Corvette Racing, which swept the GTLM class in the 2020 IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Chevy offers two versions of the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition: a No. 3 car in Accelerate Yellow and a No. 4 car in Hypersonic Gray. Both are based on the Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package.

This special editions will move fast, so contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to see if you can get your hands on one.

Chevrolet is also improving the already awesome Corvette Stingray lineup with some updates for 2022. This includes a new trio of colors — Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat — and a new low-profile rear spoiler.

The impressive 6.2-liter LT2 small-block V8 also gets an update to its fuel injection system and Active Fuel Management technology. It still makes the Corvette Stingray an unrivaled powerhouse with a maximum 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with the Z51 Performance Package.

Interested in getting your dream car in 2022? Contact the friendly experts at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida.

Corvette Celebrates 1st Corvette C8.R Win at Daytona

The New Corvette C8.R took home first place at the IMSA WeatherTech at Daytona over the Independence Day weekend, with drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor winning by 1.977 seconds in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were slightly behind in fifth place with the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R, but succeeded as class pole-winners.

A momentous achievement

The IMSA WeatherTech at Daytona was only the third racing appearance of the C8.R Corvette, but its victory means even more to long-time Corvette fans. It marks not just the 1st Corvette C8.R win but also the Corvette’s 100th IMSA win overall, and its first win since 2017 at Virginia International Raceway.

Corvette brilliance

Corvette’s drivers had nothing but admiration for the Corvette team and the C8.R. Jordan Taylor said it was “a perfect day for the Corvette C8.R,” and their “fuel mileage, engine and drivability” had drastically improved since the C8.R’s debut. Antonio Garcia agreed with Taylor, saying the team “learned a lot from the Rolex 24” and “now it’s time to win with the C8.R.”

Oliver Gavin admitted some difficulties in racing strategy, but noted, “the Corvette had good pace,” allowing him to lead and come on pole. Tommy Milner was more effusive, saying, “I’m very proud of how fast these Corvette C8.Rs were.” Milner was confident that the crew and car were at the top of their game and “ready to win races.”

The Corvette C8.R’s win at Daytona was followed by another at Sebring, and no doubt there will be many more victories to follow. If you don’t have a racing license, though, you can still tap into the power of the car by getting behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Boasts High Performance and Low Price

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced, with its jaw-dropping mid-engine redesign and seriously impressive performance specs, performance car enthusiasts everywhere were extremely excited, and for good reason. But one of the most exciting things about the all-new 2020 Corvette Stingray is the starting price of just $59,995.

The 2020 mid-engine Corvette Stingray is equipped with a potent all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 495 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and which achieves a top track speed of 194 mph, making it the most powerful production Stingray to ever hit the streets. With such impressive performance numbers, many might expect the 2020 Stingray to cost and arm and a leg. However, with a starting price of just $59,995, the 2020 Corvette Stingray isn’t just impressive, it’s affordable, too.

This affordability is central to the entire Chevrolet ethos. Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, acknowledges that many expected the transition to the new mid-engine layout to come with a big price spike, but he stressed the importance of keeping the Corvette attainable for regular drivers.

The low price tag, coupled with ultra-high-end performance features, makes the 2020 Corvette Stingray an unrivaled value in the performance car world, and is sure to be a gateway into an exciting world for many drivers. Make sure to stay tuned to Stingray Chevrolet Bartow for all of the latest news regarding the upcoming mid-engine Corvette!

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

After months of speculation, Chevrolet finally announced the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in July, and the news did not disappoint. The new Stingray will be the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, with the engine situated not in the front or back of the car but below the rear seats.

The mid-engine layout lets you peer through a glass panel to look at the engine even while it’s running, but aside from the cool aesthetic factor, it’s also a practical choice.

Having the engine in the middle means the weight distribution is better, there’s more cargo space in the front and rear, and the driver is positioned further frontward for a more racecar-like feel. The angular design also serves a dual purpose: the stylish cutouts improve aerodynamics.

You’ll feel like you’re flying down the track whenever you get behind the wheel thanks to the super low-slung stance and the low positioning of the hood and steering wheel, providing broad sightlines and a sharp, sporty appearance on the road.

The 2020 Stingray is not only the most powerful Corvette ever but also the most adaptable, with Front Lift, which raises the front of the Stingray two inches off the ground when approaching a steep incline or bump for better ground clearance.

To build your ideal 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, visit the Corvette Visualizer. Then, you can set Stingray Chevrolet as your preferred Chevy dealer and reserve the real thing. 

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is Indy 500 Pace Car

Indy 500 Pace Car

A stunning 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will be serving as the Official Pace Car for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. This year marks the 16th time a Corvette model has served as the Official Pace Car for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 30th time for a Chevrolet vehicle. No other automaker or automobile has earned more Official Pace Car postings than Chevrolet or Corvette.

The first Chevrolet to serve as Official Pace Car for the Indy 500 was a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible, taking the lead in the race of that same year. The 2019 race, which takes place on May 26, marks the first time a Corvette has been the Official Pace Car since 2007.

“Chevrolet is honored to lead the way for the 500 once again,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The Grand Sport is a particularly excellent choice as its wide body and aerodynamic features are steeped in racing heritage.”

The 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport is practically race-ready itself, offering a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. To experience track-capable thrills in your day-to-day, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow and check out our selection of Corvette sports cars.

A Sneak Peek at the Mid-Engine Corvette Interior

Mid-Engine Corvette Interior

The mid-engine Chevy Corvette did not make its long-awaited world premiere at January’s North American International Auto Show, but we know that it’s coming and that it won’t be all that much longer before it breaks cover. In the meantime, we continue to slake our thirst for this exciting car with spy shots, including a recent look at the mid-engine Corvette interior.

CarScoops’ eagle-eyed photogs snuck a few shots of what he mid-engine Corvette looks like on the inside. Among the highlights: an all-digital instrument cluster that sits behind a flat-bottom two-spoke steering wheel, a massive infotainment screen, and a unique shifter for the presumed automatic transmission. The interior appears to be well-appointed and quite luxurious, which would make it every bit as exciting in the cabin as it promises to be on the road.

The new mid-engine Corvette has been confirmed by Chevrolet big wigs, but there’s little else known about it at the moment. What engine will it get? How much horsepower will it produce? What new technologies will it feature? For these answers and the answer to the ultimate question — when you can expect to see it in the showroom at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow — watch this space and stay tuned.