Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray review

Category: Sports car

Section: Interior

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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The Chevrolet Corvette has won plaudits over the years for its impressive performance, striking looks and competitive price, but it’s never been known for its build quality. Thankfully, that seems to be changing with the C8. 

Jump inside and you’re met with a proper fighter-jet style wraparound interior that is packed with modern technology and upmarket materials. On our launch-edition press car, the entire dashboard was swathed in two-tone leather, while the strange square steering wheel was finished in Alcantara.

As you might expect from a mid-engined sports car, visibility is not brilliant. Not only does the 'Vette have rather wide hips that can be hard to judge from behind the wheel, but the rear window is also fairly small. Thankfully, as well as high-definition front and rear cameras, it has a kerb-view camera and a digital rearview mirror. 

Audiophiles will also be pleased to learn a 14-speaker Bose sound system with active noise cancellation comes as standard. 

There are three types of seat available – the GT1, GT2 and Competition. We sampled the most extreme performance-orientated Competition seats and they’re as good as anything we’ve tried from BMW or Porsche. They have eight-way electric adjustment and sizeable side bolsters to hold you tight through bends. You can spec them with heating and ventilation. 

There is a 'but'. These slim-back seats fitted don’t drop quite low enough to make you feel as cocooned as you do in the Audi R8 and Cayman GT4.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior dashboard
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