Never one to rest on their laurels, Chevrolet knew that the 2015 Corvette Stingray would have to be even better. After all, earlier generations of the Corvette – going back to the second-generation Corvette Stingray – had special edition variants, and higher performance production models that could provide consumers with blistering speed and track-ready performance.
The most notable improvement available to the 2015 Corvette was the introduction of an all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. This transmission, which replaced the six-speed automatic featured in the 2014 model, was offered on both the Corvette Stingray as well as the 2015 Z06 coupes and convertibles. The transmission, dubbed the Hydra-Matic 8L90, was developed and built by General Motors, and delivers world-class shift times that rival the best dual-clutch designs anywhere in the world.