For much of its storied history, the Corvette boasted a powerful drivetrain and plenty of cargo space underneath the rear hatch. As such, America’s sports car was extremely easy to use as a daily driver, and only served to further the Vette’s ionic status in the U.S. Today, we’re checking out one Corvette that has been outfitted for even more versatility.
In a post to social media, we find a C7 Corvette takes towing a pop-up trailer. Many folks in the comment section of the post found it quite humorous to see a high-performance machine pulling such an item, or even towing at all. In fact, one commenter put it best, pointing out this combination results in high speed and low drag.
Interestingly, it isn’t exactly uncommon for owners to use their Corvette models to tow items. GM Authority has reported on a few such instances, such as this C4 Corvette pulling a C4 Vette drift car, or this C4 with a replica atomic bomb in tow.
It’s worth noting that much of the inherent versatility of the Corvette has been lost with the C8 generation. Although still a practical vehicle for its segment, the C8 Vette lacks the hatch design of the prior-generation Corvettes. As such, there’s some who may feel as though the C7 generation was peak Corvette in the sense of the original formula for America’s sports car – front-engined and RWD.
Speaking of the C7, this generation of the Corvette was quite popular in regard to sales figures, and was highlighted by the introduction of several trim levels throughout the life of the vehicle. At launch, the 2014 C7 Stingray was the sole model available, and was powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT1 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. One model year later, the 2015 C7 Z06 was introduced and featured the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
After a few years, the 2017 C7 Grand Sport was offered, and served as a bridge between the Stingray and Z06. Finally, for the final 2019 model year, the C7 ZR1 arrived on scene, and became the most powerful and track-capable Corvette ever. Thanks to the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT5 gasoline engine, rated at 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, the C7 ZR1 stands as the epitome of the front-engined Corvette formula.