Corvettes Take Center Stage at Los Angeles Auto Show

Flanked by all sorts of Chevys, Corvette ZR1 and Grand Sport represent the best of the bowtie at the 2018 L.A. auto show.

Corvette Forum spent a couple of days on the floor of the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, looking for anything and everything related to America’s sports car, the Corvette.

Our first stop was, of course, the Chevrolet display, where a pair of Corvettes drew our attention to the rest of everything the bowtie brand has to offer to those in attendance. Here’s what we found.

You can’t have a display of Chevy’s best without the Corvette ZR1 front and center. The top dog ‘Vette kept it low-key with its Arctic White paint and black accents, but there’s no mistaking excellence and raw power when you see it.

Delivering a dose of darkness to the L.A. Auto Show, the Corvette Grand Sport looked dramatic in Shadow Gray Metallic. The Grand Sport may not be as hardcore as the ZR1, but its 460-horsepower 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with 465 lb-ft of torque still gets the job done without the need to be evil.

It also helps that we find the Grand Sport, in particular, to be one of the best sports cars for the money. IT’s just enough power to work together perfectly with the sticky tires, advanced aerodynamics and slick suspension design from the burlier Z06.

Speaking of the LT1, we got a good look at it and the supercharged LT5 while wandering through the display. If nothing else, it’s a good opportunity to appreciate all of the hard work Chevrolet puts into making their high-performance V8s the best V8s in the business.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a great idea to haul either engine in the back of a Corvette, but this Colorado ZR2 Bison is the right truck for the job. Aside from its ability to tackle the mud and muck, its smaller size and choice of gasoline and diesel engines give the Bison a clear advantage over lesser mid-size pickups.

Last but not least, for those who need a back seat (but not a bed) with their high performance, the Camaro has several options available. There’s the Camaro Shock lime green SS with the 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, which can take you from zero to 60 mph in four seconds flat. There’s the gray RS, which brings plenty of style to the LS and LT trims. And for those who enjoy the sun and wind, the convertible is the only way to go. Add in a few accessories from Chevrolet Accessories, and your Camaro, Colorado, or Corvette will be truly yours.