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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
an interior filled with more creature comforts than some luxury cars.
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Options add up quickly, as they did on the test car, but the basic goodness is there for the entry-level sticker, and adding features did not necessarily add to my enjoyment and appreciation of the car.
For the ZR1, Chevy has added a sophisticated Performance Traction Management system that allows drivers to select from five modes (Wet, Dry, Sport with Active Handling, Sport without Active Handling, Race) that optimize power delivery for specific conditions.
Magnetic Ride Control is available on Grand Sport models and includes Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires with the manual transmission. Radios on models with the navigation system add a USB port and audio input jack.
The standard seven-speaker audio system includes a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted controls and an auxiliary audio jack.
Though the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette lacks some of the highest-tech offerings found in competitive luxury sports cars, it acquits itself well with standard equipment and offers enough upgrade and optional equipment to suit most buyers.
Spanning more than $60,000 between the base Corvette and the ZR1, the Corvette range varies widely, but all include a six-month OnStar telematics subscription; an MP3/CD stereo; satellite radio; dual-zone automatic climate control; keyless entry; push-button start; leather seats; steering wheel audio controls; a six-way power driver's seat; and auxiliary audio input.
Optional extras include a heads-up instrument display that projects information onto a virtual display above the hood; Bluetooth; heated seats; a leather interior package; power passenger seat; and an array of interior and exterior appearance options. Navigation is also available, but it's a DVD-based system and offers a small, low-resolution display that make it only marginally useful.
The head-up display is standard equipment on ZR1, Z06, and 427 Convertible models, and continues to be a somewhat unique feature in the segment, despite having been available on Corvettes for years now.
Lacking some truly high-tech options, the 2013 Corvette nevertheless offers a wide range of features and upgrades that will suit most buyers.