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Chevrolet (Chevy) Corvette Auto Transportation
The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in 1953 and has remained in continuous production since its introduction. Though it comes in two styles, a coupe and a corvette, it is sold in six unique models: the Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport Coupe, Grand Sport Convertible, Z06 and ZR1. The classic car has undergone many face lifts and changes over the years, reflecting the continuing change that is the automotive industry, but despite all the changes one can easily recognize a Corvette, as the basic shape of the car – while it has upgraded and changed – is still relatively the same, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Regardless, the Corvette is one of Chevy’s most-talked-about cars today and has been since its inception. We’ll give you a brief rundown on what each 2012 Corvette model brings to the table in this helpful article.
The Corvette Coupe is the cheapest model of Corvette that one can buy. It features a 6.2L LS3 aluminum-block V8 engine, giving it 430 horsepower and 424 ft-lbs of torque, and a 0-60 time of just 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 190. And this is the cheapest one you can buy, coming in at $49,600 MSRP. The Corvette Convertible is the same as the Coupe in all aspects, except it’s a convertible. The Grand Sport Coupe features a higher top speed and a faster 0-60 time than the Coupe and Convertible models, but it still gets the same miles per gallon rating as the cheaper two; the Grand Sport Convertible mirrors the Grand Sport in all aspects except its a convertible. The Z06, at $75,600, is the next step up before reaching the ZR1, but features a 503 horsepower engine that has a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds and gets 24 miles per gallon – unheard of in a car that powerful. The ZR1, though, is the top dog of the Corvette line, coming in at $111,000 MSRP, though it features a beastly 638 horsepower and a top speed of 205 miles per hour. It features a 6.2L LS9 aluminum-block V8 engine that comes packed with a supercharger as well as an intercooler.
The Corvette, while fast, flashy and expensive, is still just a car, and can be transported much the same way as other cars are. It won’t net you any oversize or overweight shipping fees because it’s light and small, but it is something that you want to take care of. Most auto transport companies ship their customers’ vehicles on open, ten-car transport carriers – basically the same ones you see taking new cars to dealerships, or you see on the highway piled with cars. Most of the time open transportation is as safe as driving your vehicle on the road – even more so, actually, because you aren’t putting all the wear and tear on it. But for a Corvette, open auto shipping may not be the best choice. Though enclosed transport is usually anywhere from 75-100% more expensive than open transport, it does place the vehicle in a secure container during transport, eliminating the debris hazards such as dust and rocks that can (rarely) damage vehicles on an open transporter. If you’re blowing $50,000 on a Corvette, chances are you’ll want your auto transportation company to secure enclosed transport, as your vehicle is expensive, valuable and more than worth the money you put into it. But it’s always best to keep it as safe as possible, lest mayhem happen to it.
Regardless of which method of auto shipping you’re looking at, Automobile Shipping Quotes is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form and you’ll receive up to ten free quotes from safe, secure, reliable and reputable auto transportation companies who know exactly how to handle something like a Corvette. You can also give us a call on our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live auto shipping quote representatives who can answer basic auto transport questions you may have as well as point you in the right direction for your transportation needs. You can even give them your information over the phone and they can fill out a quote request form for you, allowing you to speak to a live person if you so choose. So whether you fill out our free form, or call our free telephone number, you’ll be glad you did.