It’s time to send off the Chevrolet Corvette C7

Outgoing model takes a bow in Final Edition form
by Stephen Dobie | Feb 2, 2019
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The Corvette C7 doesn’t have long for this world, with the C8—and its possible mid-engined layout—due later this year. Any errant tears can be dried with this Final Edition, though.

On sale in the Corvette’s European markets, it’s available on coupe versions of both the Corvette Grand Sport (460hp 6.2-liter V8) and the Corvette Z06 (650hp 6.2-liter V8).

Outside, you’ve a choice of Sebring Orange or Matrix Gray paint, while inside, there’s lots of carbon trim and fancy stitching, alongside a new data logger.

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It’s beneath the surface we’re most interested in, however, where Chevrolet has fitted Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, a new circuit-focused suspension setup, and the option of Michelin Cup tires to give you a fighting chance against those pesky 911 GT3s on trackdays.

Both come with a seven-speed manual as standard, while the Grand Sport offers an eight-speed automatic as an option. One we’d advise you don’t take.

Prices start at £92,000 (P6.28 million), representing a rise of about £8,000 (P545,000) over the cars the Final Edition is based on. And, for the 460hp Grand Sport, about the same ticket as a brand-new, 444hp Porsche 911 Carrera S. Which would you go for?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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