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The C7 Corvette, or seventh-generation model, represented an important evolutionary step for the Chevrolet performance car. While it might not include the radical departure from a front-engine to a mid-engine layout, it certainly added world-class performance and ballistic trims to the Chevy model. So, which model years are included in the seventh-gen Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and its other trims?

What are the C7 Corvette models?

The C7 covers seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette models from 2014 to 2019. The seventh-gen model replaced the C6, which ran from 2005 to 2013. 

A 2014 model year Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray cruises a desert road.
A C7 Stingray | General Motors

While the Stingray shocked fans and enthusiasts with its European performance car styling cues, it wasn’t the extent of the model’s offerings. Instead, Chevrolet produced a Grand Sport, a Z06, and a track-ready ZR1. The Grand Sport added wider wheels, tires, bigger brakes, and flared wheel arches. However, Chevy didn’t add forced induction to the model until the Z06 hit the road. 

How much HP does a C7 have?

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 “Stingray” produced 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2L LT1 V8. However, the Stingray offered a popular performance exhaust option that bumped power up to 460 and torque to 465. 

The Grand Sport shares the Stingray’s LT1 V8, so it doesn’t produce extra horsepower over the entry-level model. However, power figures explode in the Z06 model. The 2015 C7 Z06 produces 650 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8. 

A bright red C7 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport blasts around a track.
Corvette Grand Sport | General Motors

What is the fastest C7 model?

The fastest C7 model is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a track-focused supercar with sharp edges and a monstrous wing. The ZR1 produces a tire-shredding 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged V8 engine, which motivates it to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. 

However, even with a 10.8-second quarter mile time, the C7 Z06 is most comfortable taking on circuit corners. Car and Driver says the brute is capable of over 1.18 g on a roadholding course. Moreover, the ZR1 produces around 30% more downforce than the seventh-gen Z06, which is part of why the swan song C7 is so planted through high-speed corners. 

Is the C7 or C8 faster?

The C8 Stingray is faster than the C7 in every metric. Due to a higher power output and superior weight distribution in the midengine C8, the latest Stingray can hit 60 mph in around 2.8 seconds, nearly one full second faster than the C7 Corvette.  

A bright yellow Stingray drives around a track.
A C7 Stingray | General Motors

Is a C7 Corvette worth it?

A used C7 Corvette’s value depends on the model year and trim. For instance, a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a fair value of around $41,456 for a model with average mileage. However, a 2018 Z06 demands closer to $70,465. Still, the C7 is one of the best performance bargains on the used market.


C7 Corvette: Is a Used Chevrolet Corvette Worth It?