Like a fine wine, the Chevy Corvette is a timeless sports car that only gets better with age. Chevrolet reimagined the eighth generation Corvette (C8) to give it better weight balance between the front and rear. The result is a mid-engine design that moves the engine further back in the body and gives the car a “cab forward” appearance. Inside, the Corvette’s cockpit is more upscale than ever, with genuine leather upholstery and soft-touch surfaces throughout. Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City has both the C7 and C8 Corvette for sale at our dealership. Read on to find out which model is best for you.

Exterior Design

By moving the engine back to the middle of the car, Chevrolet completely changed the Corvette’s appearance. The new C8 Chevy Corvette has a shorter, more abrupt hood instead of the long, sloping hood that’s prominent on the C7 Corvette. The C8 Corvette also no longer has a bulge in the middle of its hood because the engine sits behind the cabin. People in Philadelphia will like the C8 Corvette’s large, sporty-looking air intakes, which are back toward its rear haunches, instead of up near the front, as they are in the C7.

Some C8 Chevy Corvette models have a clear, flat window over the engine so that it can be viewed without lifting the hood. On the Corvette coupe, a pair of roof panels can be removed for a Targa layout and open-air driving. The Corvette convertible changes the rear roofline to a pair of flying buttresses. The C8 Corvette has a front trunk and a larger rear storage compartment that combine for 12 cubic feet of cargo space. Washington drivers who need more room for luggage or sports gear will want the C7 Corvette convertible, which has a 15 cubic-foot trunk.

In front, the Chevy C7 Corvette has a long, singular, four-sided air intake, while the new Chevy C8 Corvette has three lower grilles that cover a much larger area. The C7 Corvette’s headlights are also more rounded than the C8’s triangular headlight units. People in New York will appreciate that each headlight on the C8 has two sets of daytime running lights. The C8 Corvette has a more complex rear-end design than its predecessor, with a rear spoiler that slopes down slightly in the center. It also has a larger, blockier backside to accommodate its bigger rear air outlets.

Cabin

The new C8 Chevy Corvette’s two-seat cabin puts the driver and passenger forward so they're sitting almost in the middle of the car. Baltimore drivers will appreciate the outstanding forward visibility and easy entry and exit that its “cab forward” positioning enables. While the C7 Corvette has comfortable, supportive seats, its low stature and long sill extensions can make it tricky to get in and out. The C8 Corvette’s ergonomically arranged cockpit has controls that are canted toward the driver. An arching control panel that’s topped with climate-control switches bisects the interior between the driver and passenger seat.

Technology

The new C8 Chevy Corvette comes standard with a 12-inch diagonal reconfigurable digital instrument display and Chevrolet's Infotainment 3 Plus system with an eight-inch touch screen. Both displays have crisp, modern, graphics and respond swiftly to inputs. People in Florida will like the C8 Corvette’s available front lift control, which helps them clear low obstacles like speed bumps or steep driveways with the push of a button.

Standard Features in the C8 Chevy Corvette

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A 10-speaker stereo
  • Remote start

Standard features in the C7 Chevy Corvette

  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • A 9-speaker stereo
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Test Drive a C8 or C7 Corvette at Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City

Both the new C8 Chevy Corvette and the classic C7 Corvette are terrific sports cars with dazzling speed and athletic handling. It mainly comes down to whether you prefer the long hood of the vintage models or the shorter hooded mid-engine version. Test drive both Corvettes at Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City.

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