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2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 2LT Review

Chevrolet has been kind in keeping its generational nomenclature easy to follow, starting at C1 in 1953 and arriving at C8 in 2020 (If only they could make consistent which Corvettes were designated Stingrays and which ones aren’t, but we digress). The 2022 Corvette C8 2LT Stingray is a fantastic entry point into the world of exotics for most drivers. On our Clutch Exotics YouTube page, founder and CEO Rob took a closer look at the ‘22 Corvette in stunning Rapid Blue. You can watch the full video here, but we’ll summarize it below.

From the Outside

It’s not a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, or Superman, though we wouldn’t fault you for making the mistake from a distance. You’re looking at the 2022 Chevy Corvette Stingray C8 in Rapid Blue, which is an attractive sight. The ‘22 Corvette’s angular, mid-engine architecture gives the car a sporty, muscular, and exotic look, and its wide grill and dimensions have onlookers mistaking it for its more expensive competitors.

The Corvette emblem and LED headlights pop against the blue paint. The car has visible carbon fiber parts and bold black accents (like the spoiler, grill, diffuser, and rims) that portend the vehicle's mean side once the rubber hits the road. Four black exhaust pipes only and a hearty burble from the engine only add to the overall impression.

Our model is a manual convertible, allowing you to remove the roof and store it in the trunk to enjoy the oceanic Miami breeze. With two doors and two GT1 bucket seats, the ability to remove the top combats any feelings of claustrophobia that could occur while in the cockpit. Speaking of storage, the ‘22 Corvette has two trunk spaces, one in the front and one in the rear. The front trunk space has 12.6 cubic feet, great for a single bag or suitcase, and the rear trunk is slightly bigger at 12.8 cubic feet but has a more ergonomic shape. There should be enough storage space for a weekend away, a carry-on or two, or a few bags of groceries.

The Inside

On the inside, red bucket seats add to the overall Superman color scheme of blue on red, as does the nice red stitching on much of the paneling. You’ll see a large center console in the cockpit, which acts as a division between driver and passenger. AC controls for both the passenger and driver (with the option to control climate universally) line the console. In the spirit of an honest review, we’d consider this one of our top negatives as the console can make the cockpit feel cramped and separate you from your passenger - but that’s our opinion. We do, however, like the contours of the flat-top steering wheel.

Beyond that, the interior offers many features standard of an exotic vehicle, from the function controls on the steering wheel, push start button, touch screen display, driving mode toggle, and great Bose speakers.

Under the Hood

A figure of speech since there is empty storage space under the hood of the 2022 Corvette. The 6.2 liter V8 engine is instead found in the mid-rear of the vehicle, and can produce up to 490hp. The vehicle is automatic with eight different transmission speeds. All things considered, the car remains relatively economic; it can hold 18.5 gallons of fuel, burning at roughly 19/16 city/highway mpg.

On the Road

Build-wise, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a strong and nicely equipped vehicle that’s pleasing to look at and drive. It has some decent power and ample engine burble for entry level exotics drivers. Especially with sport mode enabled, the C8 drives tight, with good traction and pep. While it makes a great starter exotic ($60k-$100k range) and a solid daily driver, we can’t wait to add the 2023 models to our fleet. For now, you can’t go wrong with a Miami exotics rental like the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8, which looks and drives great and won’t break the bank.

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