Chevrolet has been in development of its new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette sports car for quite a few years, and now the company has recently unveiled its top-notched Stingray version to the public at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The all-new seventh generation C7 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been revived once more to live up to its iconic stature in the automotive world.
At first glance, the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a bit hard to get used to with its bulging figure. It looks like the sports car has just received a dose of testosterone. It is muscular all around, especially in the rear end where the extra thick quarter panels and Camaro-like taillights. But after a few glances in the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, familiar design cues started to come back. While the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets a bunch of sophisticated exterior design elements such as LED headlights, side air vents, and rear tail lights, the overall shape of it remains relatively the same. Although it is much muscular than the previous version.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”
We like the new power in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. It is equipped with an all-new 6.2L small-block LT1 V8 featuring a pushrod valvetrain with a variable valve timing system, direct injection, and Active Fuel management cylinder deactivation, all to improve power and fuel efficiency. Send power to the rear wheels is aided with a new seven-speed manual transmission, which features Active Rev Matching for optimal gear changes. It also has a five-position Drive Mode Selector, which can be changed up to 12 different settings.
Beside the new look, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray also has structure stiffened. It is now 57% stiffer and also lighter with an aluminum frame, a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel, composite fenders, doors, and rear-quarter panels, and carbon-nano composite underbody panels. The result is a 50/50 weight distribution.
Although GM debuted its top-gun, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, there is also the C7 Corvette, a track-focused Z51 Performance Package is available, which adds an electronically controlled limited-slip differential; a dry-sump lubrication system for the LT1; heavier duty brake, differential and transmission cooling; and a bespoke aerodynamic package for the exterior.
The new 2014 Corvette Stingray will be available in the third quarter of 2013, and GM will announce pricing a month ahead. But if you really want one now, you can go the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottdale to bid for one. The first production model of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray raised $1.05 million. The model was purchased by a NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
In addition, GM has just released its latest 2014 C7 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Check out the photos above. Also, check out the video at Jay Leno’s Garage as well.