Luxury, Power, and Agility
The Chevrolet Corvette is an icon among American sports cars, representing the full potential of honed engineering and performance. What began as a concept model in the 1950s has become one of the most recognizable sports cars on the road today. More than half a century later, the Corvette still thrills drivers with its engaging handling, muscular engine, and sophisticated interior. On top of it all, it comes with eye-catching style and the reliability that Chevy is respected for.
If you’ve ever pictured yourself behind the wheel of a Corvette, we can make it happen here at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples. Whenever it’s time to see this legendary vehicle for yourself, we welcome you to visit our dealership here in Naples. We’re ready to help sports-minded drivers from near and far embrace the performance that only Chevrolet can deliver.
What’s New in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette?
For 2019, Chevrolet has topped the Corvette’s model range with the formidable ZR1. This variation returns after some time away from the Corvette lineup, arriving with a herculean 755-horsepower V8 engine.
V8 engines are standard across all the other Corvette models, from the 455-horsepower Stingray to the 650-horsepower Z06. Quick, balanced, and unequivocally athletic, there’s no denying the Corvette’s celebrated performance. Whether you’re cruising the open highway, navigating rural twists and turns, or turning heads in the city, the Corvette is a sheer pleasure to drive. The car grips the road for confident maneuvering, and all its engine options deliver lightning-fast acceleration in any scenario.
The Corvette seats two in refined accommodations, and you’ll enjoy ample legroom and clear visibility in the race-ready seating. The luxe-level interior features top-quality materials and handsome styling, with leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats as standard issue. In various trims and models, you can enhance your cabin with Nappa leather, sport-seats, and heated and ventilated seating.
While sports cars aren’t known for their cargo space, the Corvette’s trunk stands out in the class with 15 cubic feet of cargo space. The intuitive MyLink infotainment system allows access to navigation, smartphone connectivity, Bose premium sound, and other available features.
History of the Chevrolet Corvette
In 1953, GM unveiled the Corvette as a show car at the New York Auto Show. The public response was so positive that the maker developed a production model soon after, with 300 hand-built vehicles rolling off the line in its first year. The name “Corvette” was suggested by Public Relations Assistant Director Myron Scott, who drew inspiration from the small but nimble corvette warship. The name proved to be the perfect fit for the car’s unprecedented agility.
Ten years later, the Corvette entered its second generation with new models like the streamlined Sting Ray. While this curvy sports car had the broadest impact on this generation’s styling, the ‘60s also saw the release of the aggressively angular Mako Shark, inspired by an encounter designer Bill Mitchell had while deep sea fishing. During the 1960s, the Corvette was featured on screen in the TV drama Route 66, where it came to represent the freedom of the open road. Over the following generations, Chevrolet oversaw timely changes through the generations that followed, enhancing the sports car’s performance as new technology and engineering developed.
Chevrolet has never ceased research and development to make the Corvette a premier sports car, from carbon-nano composite materials to its array of titanic engine options. The modern Corvette is available in a range of specialized versions, from the well-rounded Stingray to the premium-trim ZR1.
We Have Your Corvette at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples
Here at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples, we want to help you hit the road in the sports car of your dreams. Nothing embodies the thrill of American engineering like the Chevrolet Corvette, and we have a variety of versatile Corvette models within our wide new Chevy selection. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can count on our experts to set up a convenient financing plan. You can also apply online to kickstart that process!