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 as a high-end Class A car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1251
- MAX rank: 1581 (+330)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1759 (+178)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +57
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 508
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/60/10/20
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/12/16
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the Corvette C3 is now a low Class D car with the following statistics:
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 specializes in total top speed alone, with mediocre or bad performance in other aspects. The Corvette C3 is faster than the McLaren 675LT, with a total speed of 301.7 mph/485.8 km/h, but it's still not able to compete with even the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 or SIN R1. The Corvette C3 has very bad drifting, mediocre handling, medium-poor acceleration, and a decent nitro efficiency.
Within the mid-high-end Class A cars, the Corvette C3 is one of the least competitive cars, due to its poor stats overall. It is a Class A version of the Cadillac 16 Concept, carrying almost the exact same overall performance, the exact same total speed, and the exact same top speed and nitro stats at MAX+PRO with Tuning Kit.
The Corvette C3's main rivals in Class A are the Ferrari 330 P4, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Sbarro Alcador, McLaren 675LT , Mosler GT3, Bentley EXP10 Speed 6, Jaguar XJ220S, and Aston Martin One-77.
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 is overshadowed by the McLaren 675LT regarding usage, in all categories.
The Corvette C3 can achieve decent lap-times in TLEs; possibly shorter than those of the McLaren 675LT. However, due to its expensive price and difficulty of driving, the Corvette C3 is undesirable. The Corvette C3 does have a very good Car Mastery Challenge 15 grinding race, though, located in Westminster Bridge, London. The Corvette C3 is also often featured as the top choice for exclusive TLEs, although it is more often than not avoided in favor of the Aventador LP 700-4.
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
These tunes are reasonably decent, for a high-mid-end Class A car. However, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 is slightly faster at the same rank (between ranks 1400-1550) and it also has better acceleration/drifting/handling. Overall, the Corvette C3 doesn't have a chance of even defeating the C 63 Coupe at those ranks, let alone a chance of beating any of the MP-popular cars (such as the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and Apollo Intensa Emozione). The Corvette C3 can be used at higher ranks, between 1600-1700, where it might be able to achieve 1800-1900 rating points, although it stands no chance against the Rezvani Beast Alpha and McLaren 720S.
Price & availability
As of the 2021 Spring Update, the Chevrolet Corvette C3 costs 1,000 to purchase.
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. It was made available on July 3, 2017.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|