We all know that the C8 Corvette Stingray is a special car, but what’s it like to drive alongside its predecessor, the C7?
If you’ve ever had the pleasure to drive a C7-generation Corvette, regardless of the variant, you’ll agree that it is a great sports car. Its 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 is an absolute joy and can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission to maximize driving thrills.
The C7 Corvette also loves corners, thanks in no small part to the fact that it has a 50:50 weight distribution. However, the reviewers in this video state that the C7 is starting to show and feel its age, particularly when you take a look inside.
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By comparison, the C8 Corvette Stingray looks much more modern, even though one of the reviewers isn’t a big fan of its rear end, saying it looks too much like a Camaro. Looks aside, there’s no doubt that Chevrolet has made the ‘Vette feel much more premium than its predecessor thanks to higher-end materials found throughout the cabin. It’s also loaded with lots of new technologies, including a digital rear view mirror.
What about the driving experience then? Well, it appears as though the C8 Corvette thrives in this department as well. The new mid-engined layout means it handles in a different manner to the C7, but it’s apparently even better to thread through the corners and leaves the driver wanting more.
Make no mistake – the C7 Corvette is a great sports car, especially given how cheap it can be found on the used car market. However, the C8 Corvette is much, much better.