Prayers of sports car fans have been granted as another contender in the exotic coupe segment has barged onto the Philippine shore, and guess what? It’s Chevrolet’s legendary sports car, the 2018 Corvette.
If you can recall, the first-ever fiberglass-bodied Corvette was unveiled in January 17, 1953, at the General Motors Motorama exposition in New York City. Thanks to Chevrolet Philippines, the iconic sports car is taking the spotlight once again in the brand’s annual Motorama event that will be held at SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
Bearing the golden bowtie badge, the 65-year old nameplate is labeled as the world’s longest-running spots car and also the best-selling sports car in the US. While the Corvette is available in three variant in its home market, Chevrolet PH will only bring the Stingray model.
This powerful coupe is fitted with a 6.2L V8 engine that can deliver a maximum output of 460 hp, which can roar back to Ford Mustang GT’s 5.0L V8 powertrain that can put out the same horsepower.
Priced at P8,546,888, the 2018 Corvette Stingray is the latest iteration that has undergone various design revisions, better architecture, and updated safety features that significantly improved the sports car’s overall charisma and performance. These enhancements also established the Corvette’s position as the best-selling premium sports car in America. Despite the positive changes, some characteristics of the icon remained consistent, staying true to its roots.
As such, all Corvettes comes in two seats with a front engine driving the rear wheels, as well as a long dash-to-axle proportion that contributes to its aggressive aura. The entire Corvette models have always acquired bodies composed of composite materials, from fiberglass to a lighter and more updated materials including the carbon fiber today. Another constant feature of the Corvette is the small-block V8 engine. Moreover, this iconic nameplate still serves as a test-bed for new technologies transferred to GM vehicles.
Now, if you want to see this living legend in flesh, you can join the excitement at the Chevrolet Motorama 2018 and head on at SM Megamall Fashion Hall today. This event will run until November 28, 2018 so make sure to clear your schedule on one of those dates, if you can’t make it today.
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