The Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray is the third-generation Corvette model.
The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) is a sports car that was produced by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new. It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. The C3 is the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, while the 1969 through 1976 models mark the second generation of the Corvette Stingray.
The engine of the 1982 model produced 200 hp (149 kW) and was mated to a new four-speed automatic transmission with torque converters bypass in the top three gears. Compared to the previous Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed, the new 700-R4 transmission had a lower first and second gear for improved low-end acceleration, and a fourth gear overdrive that would reduce engine RPM by 30 percent at highway cruising speeds, resulting in better fuel economy. On the downside, the new transmission was not considered a strong unit and proved problematic. The final model C3 Corvette's published performance numbers were 0-60 in 7.9 seconds-the quarter-mile in 16.1 @ 85 mph (137 km/h).
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 was added in the Multiplayer League Update.
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 has a starting rank of 1251, a MAX rank of 1581, a MAX+PRO rank of 1759, and a Tuning Kit bonus of +57. Its performance is comparable to the Cadillac 16 Concept, but the car is inferior to cars of a similar rank like the McLaren F1 XP-5, Weber Faster One, and McLaren 675LT/9FF GT9 VMAX.
The Corvette C3's acceleration is heavily underwhelming, given its underpowered engine and high weight number, but manages an unusually high total speed of 301.7 mph/485.8 km/h. Especially due to its age and weight, the Corvette C3's handling is not impressive at all and worsens greatly as its speed increases. Its nitro consumption rates are 6/12/16, in contrast to the Cadillac 16 Concept's 4/9/14.
While the Chevrolet Corvette C3 could have some use in Multiplayer due to having good upgrade configurations that allow it to gain as much as speed as possible while also keeping its rank low, it is inferior to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, McLaren 675LT, and even the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, especially due to its subpar handling capabilities, unsurprisingly due to the Corvette C3's age.
The following upgrade configurations are possible multiplayer upgrade setups for the Corvette C3:
- 0401 0020 = 250.6 mph/403.6 km/h @ A1416
- 0401 0050 = 260.5 mph/419.5 km/h @ A1459
- 0401 5050 = 274.7 mph/442.3 km/h @ A1521
- 0502 5052 = 288.3 mph/464.2 km/h @ A1598
- 0514 5554 = 298.2 mph/480.3 km/h @ A1669
As the car also appears in no collections, the C3 proves to have almost no utility except for a good farming race in Car Mastery Challenge 15 (set in Westminster Bridge).
The Corvette C3 costs 6,000 to buy and 2,332,950 or 16,255 to max out. Pro Kits require 1,313,450, 12 of each Class A Parts card, 16 V8 Engines, 4 Initial Tech cards, 4 Early Tech cards, 12 Mid-Tech cards, and 8 Advanced Tech cards.
Originally planned to be released in its debut update, a bug in Mastery that rewarded 12,550 delayed the Chevrolet Corvette C3's release until the Championship Update. It was a Holiday Rush Season Elite League reward awarded to the top 100 players in the Global Leaderboard. On January 25, 2017 (the Lunar New Year 2017 Update's release day), the Corvette C3 was made available for everyone.
From the Car Blueprints Update onwards, the Chevrolet Corvette C3 was made unpurchasable, although it was still usable in the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's Enduro Double Down event as an Enduro Car. As of July 3, 2017, the Chevrolet Corvette C3 is now available again.