The Chevrolet Corvette is Chevy’s pride and joy line of cars. Introduced in 1953, the Corvette has been a mainstay of the Chevrolet lineup for almost sixty years, and it shows no signs of stopping production any time soon.
The car has had just two styles: a two-door convertible and two-door coupe, and though the body design has changed radically over the years, the Corvette is immediately recognizable for its unique style, shape, design, and curves.
Currently the Corvette is sold in six different models: the Corvette Coupe, Corvette Convertible, Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, Corvette Z06 and Corvette ZR1. Each Corvette has different appeal to different people, so we’ll give you a quick rundown here.
The Corvette Coupe is the most basic type of Corvette, features a 6.2L LS3 aluminum-block V8 engine which gives the Corvette 430 horsepower and 424 ft-lbs of torque, with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. Priced at 49,600, the Coupe is the cheapest version of the Corvette.
The Corvette Convertible is the coupe plus a retractable roof. The Corvette Grand Sport is built more for speed than the Coupe or the Coupe Convertible, featuring a higher top speed and a quicker 0-60 time. But it still boasts the 26 miles per gallon that the Coupe and the Convertible have, and the Grand Sport Convertible is again, the same as the Grand Sport with a convertible top.
The Z06 is $75,600, but it’s worth every penny – featuring a 503 horsepower engine that can go from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and gets an estimated 24 miles per gallon – a huge jump over the Z06 from a decade ago, which averages – what – 18 mpg? Anyway, if the Z06 is the Corvette’s pretty model, the ZR1 is their ultimate monster.
The ZR1, retailing for $111,000 (I’m not kidding), is a juggernaut of a speed demon featuring 638 horsepower and a top speed of 205 miles per hour, thanks to the 6.2 Liter LS9 aluminum block V8 engine equipped with a supercharger and intercooler. It’s a hell of a car, and you can learn more about it here.
The Corvette is a beautiful car, so when it comes to auto transport for it you really need to take into considering what specific shape your Corvette is in. If you’re shipping an ’83 Corvette that needs some work, open auto transport is probably alright. The difference between open and enclosed transport is simple: open transport is cheaper, but open to the elements, while enclosed transport is more expensive, but provides more protection. If you’re buying a brand-spanking-new Corvette ZR1 with ALL the cool shiny buttons, chances are you’ll want to opt for enclosed transport, as you’re spending over $100,000 on it.
But no matter which method of transportation you choose, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transport quote request form and you’ll receive a free quote to ship your vehicle. We price our shipments to move on time, every time. And we offer both open and enclosed transportation services.
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