As a longtime staple of the auto industry, the 2018 Chevy Corvette is just as stylish and fun to drive as its predecessors. This year's model received only modest revisions from the previous year, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. After all, why fix what's been working? While the Corvette is, and always will be, first and foremost a luxury sports car, the good news is that the most modern version doesn't come with the rougher features of sports car driving. The 2018 Corvette offers the smoothest driving on this vehicle yet, while still handling just as quickly as those before it. This is great news because many consumers have been moving more towards practicality in recent years. Read on to learn more about the 2018 Chevy Corvette and why it will continue to be a popular choice for sports car and luxury vehicle enthusiasts alike.

As it has been for a while now, the Corvette remains one of the most customizable vehicles on the market with a large amount of options. But to break it down a little better, the 2018 Corvette comes in three primary models- the Stingray Z51, Grand Sport, and Z06, all available in three different subtrims of varying luxury features. The most basic (and most affordable) of these options is the Stingray 1LT, though it still comes with great features like LED running lights and dual zone climate control. The most luxurious is then the Z06 3LT, with an even more advanced aerodynamic body and an enhanced internal display. Each Corvette model is also available as a coupe or convertible, with the coupe coming with a removable roof panel (can be stored in the trunk for those on the go) and the convertible having the standard power-operated soft top cover. All Corvettes are also available with sport seats, though all models- unsurprisingly- still only seat two people.

The Z06 gets a supercharged V8 engine with 650 horsepower, while the Grand Sport and Stingray each come standard with 455 horsepower V8. It is also worth noting that both the Z06 and Grand Sport have the option of upgrading to the Z07 Performance Package, which includes larger, more gripping tires, carbon ceramic brakes and better suspension. The average mpg for the 2018 Chevy Corvette in general is 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Fuel tank capacity is 18.5 gallons, and as to be expected, only premium unleaded fuel should be used.

Now, sports cars have never been known for having superior safety features, and like its competitors the Corvette has not even received safety ratings from most major institutions. Still, the good news is that the Corvette is rather advanced when it comes to this area. The vehicle comes with great modern safety improvements like stability control and emergency braking assist, as well as traction control and an engine immobilizer sensor. Both the driver seat and the passenger seat are protected by front-side mounted airbags and a post collision safety system.

So while the Corvette will never be known for having great storage space or ability to drive well on any other terrain other than pavement, it's no secret that it will continue to gain and maintain followers for years to come. This has been one of the leading consumer sports cars for decades now, and it's a great option for those who value style and class mixed with great handling and smooth drivability.