This kind of handling
Can’t be a dealer-installed accessory
It’s a quality that can’t be pasted on after the fact. That’s why Corvette engineering starts with the chassis. With things arranged right on the first place, it’s possible to lay on a lot more car.
Corvette’s weight goes where it belongs: 53% on the rear for traction; 47% up front for light steering and quick response, in the standard form. Then fully independent suspension lets each wheel deal separately with bumps while getting a fierce overall road grip. Properly calibrated shocks keep the wheels firmly planted, yet damp out irritation before it distracts the driver. A stout anti-sway bar helps control body lean. And disc brakes on all four wheels put stopping power on a par with performance.
All these things are built in according to plan. But we couldn’t plan just how much exhilaration you’d want with your handling, so 250-bhp is standard. You can order more—clear on up to the 425-bhp Turbo-Jet V8. And to ice the cake you can add different axle ratios, a fully synchronized 4-Speed transmission, Positraction, even cast aluminum wheels.
But there’s only one kind of handling available. The Corvette kind. And that’s built in.