Say the word Corvette, and what comes to mind? This iconic performance coupe first appeared in 1953, and sixty years later, it's still giving fans and aspirational buyers goosebumps. Maybe you're finally ready to claim one for yourself. If so, we invite you to call or visit Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buford, your premier new and pre-owned C8 Corvette dealership.
Buying from Rick Hendrick means you can choose from our high-quality Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Corvette inventory or select a brand new model fresh from the factory. Either way, you're driving home in the sports coupe Car and Driver rates a perfect 10/10, reporting that it's "capable of heroic handling" and "delivers big thrills." The new Corvette is everything you've ever dreamed of and more.
Our talented sales team understands the unique needs of performance car buyers. We'll walk you through every available option and explain the intricacies of each trim and package, making sure you have all the know-how to optimize your Corvette's performance and handling. After all, your 'Vette catapults from zero to sixty in a brisk 2.9 seconds.
We invite you to come in for a test drive and learn more about the difference between buying new or opting for a CPO model. Both are great choices, and they each offer unique benefits you'll want to consider. If you want to get started on your search right away, you can view our entire new and pre-owned inventory conveniently on our website.
When Chevy announced its plans to transition the legendary Corvette into a mid-engine configuration, automotive journalists could barely contain their excitement. Mid-engine sports coupes usually are tough to find unless your budget starts in the high $100,000 range. Chevy's decision transformed this American-made sports coupe into an elite, track-ready sprinter that holds its own against Italian brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini.
The new eighth-generation Corvette, known as the C8, launched in 2020 in both coupe and convertible body styles. Chevy chose the Kennedy Space Center for its launch event, a fitting backdrop for the Corvette, the automaker's high-performance rocket. With a rear mid-engine configuration, weight is distributed close to 50-50, which increases responsiveness and optimizes performance.
The C8 Corvette houses a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Add the available Z51 Package, and output increases to 495 horsepower, a staggering number for a vehicle that weighs only 3,647 pounds. Corralling all that power are the included Brembo brakes and Z51 performance suspension, along with an Electronic Limited Slip Differential designed specifically for the track. It improves steering, balance, and traction by varying torque distribution every tenth of a second in response to driver input.
The C8 Corvette comes in three trims: the 1LT, the 2LT, and the 3LT. All trims receive an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and plenty of options for cabin customization. While the 1LT and 2LT come with GT1 bucket seats wrapped in Mulan leather, the 3LT is upgraded to Nappa leather GT2 seats with carbon-fiber trim. Buyers can also opt for the Competition Sport seat, which features bolsters designed for track driving.
As you start the search for a C8 Corvette, consider whether you'd like to buy new or select a CPO model. Buying new means you can either pick from our existing inventory or special order the exact C8 Corvette you want, right down to color, trim, and packages. Some buyers simply prefer taking ownership when the odometer is at zero, so they're the first (and only) driver.
We understand how buying new is the right ownership plan for many buyers, but for others, moving toward a CPO C8 Corvette makes more financial sense. The best news is that Chevy hasn't made substantial changes to the C8 Corvette since its launch in 2020, so you're getting all the latest performance capability and technological advancements regardless of the model year you choose.
CPO Corvettes come with extensive warranty coverage that rivals what you'll find on a new model, including a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Chevy also throws in roadside assistance and two years of scheduled maintenance at no additional cost. Best of all, you'll get a 3-Day/150-Mile exchange policy, no questions asked.
New C8 Corvette buyers might want to check out the limited edition appearance package designed to commemorate Chevy's winning C8.R race car. The IMSA CTLM Championship Edition package will only be available on 1,000 Corvettes. The package includes a two-tone Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray interior with yellow seatbelts, along with a numbered plaque between the seats.
When you buy your new or CPO Corvette from Rick Hendrick, our commitment to you doesn't end when you zoom off the lot. We're here to support your entire ownership experience, so lean on us for anything you might need. We're passionate Corvette fans, too! You won't find a more dedicated group than the Rick Hendrick team of sales and service professionals.
How do we support our C8 Corvette owners? We're here to answer your general questions about performance and help you get the most out of your Corvette driving experience. You might want a hand getting comfortable with the Corvette's robust infotainment system and performance data recorder, or a refresher on how to remove and store your Corvette coupe's roof panels. We're here to help.
We know that Corvette owners love their cars, which is why our service department contains state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment manned by factory-trained technicians. Our service team aims to provide white-glove service, so your visits are convenient and efficient. We invite you to tour our service center while you're here to purchase your new or CPO C8 Corvette.
As a Corvette owner, you're part of a 60-year American success story. The C8 'Vette ushers in a whole new era of track-ready performance. With such a sophisticated machine, it helps to have a team of experts on call who can answer your questions, help you locate aftermarket parts or a new set of performance tires, and even swap stories about your track driving experiences.