The 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 was officially unveiled
There were plenty of leaks and teasers that revealed Chevrolet’s focus on a brand new generation of the Corvette, but we have finally received the green light to announce the official reveal of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. In fact, this is the seventh generation Corvette, one of the main attractions at this year’s North American International Auto Show, and the pure American way to provide a “perfect balance of technology, design and performance”.
The 2014 Corvette features an evolutionary design, with a prolonged ventilated hood manufactured from carbon fiber, front fender vents, HID headlights with integrated LEDs and a removable “double bubble” roof. The rear end of the car has been fitted with a staggering four-tailpipe exhaust system, taillights that remind of Camaro’s and a prominent rear spoiler.
Getting towards the cabin, we stumble upon a drastically modified interior, with much higher quality materials. The interior has been garnished with premium leather upholstery, aluminium trim, easily customizable dual 8-inch displays and all sorts of carbon fiber pieces. Those who can afford to buy one are able to choose between two brand new seats with lightweight magnesium frame, able to provide unique comfort and support.
The frame of the Corvette is entirely crafted from aluminium, delivering 50% / 50% weight distribution for exceptional handling. In addition, it was also fitted with carbon-nano composite underbody panels alongside composite rear quarter panels, fenders and doors. The optional Z51 Performance Package further adds an electronic limited-slip differential, an improved differential or transmission cooling system as well as a dry-sump oiling system. The version has further been accompanied by a superb aerodynamic kit which improves stability while traveling at higher speeds.
Our favorite part, Corvette’s list of performance figures, is quite astonishing, really! The car is propelled by a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine with direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and compression rate of 11.5:1. This way, the Chevy is able to deliver 450 HP (336 kW) and 609 Nm (450 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to these and to the extremely reduced weight of the car, the Corvette is able to accelerate from naught to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, while providing an exceptional 26+ mpg US consumption on the highway.
The final purchase price of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will reportedly be announced at the time of its official launch on the market, during the third quarter of 2013.