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Jan 13

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

After an exciting reveal at the Detroit Autoshow today we now know a lot about the 7th generation Corvette. It will be called the Stingray which the talking heads at GM say is reserved for very special generations of Corvette. That sets the bar very high. Judging by the base model, they are certainly up to the task.

stingray in gray

The car will feature a 450hp direct injection engine, seven speed manual transmission with an auto rev matching downshift feature, and is stiffer and lighter. The Stingray uses carbon fiber for the roof and hood. It also sits lower, has a longer wheel base, and is wider then the current Vette. This all means that the base model C7 Stingray Corvette is faster around a race track then the current Corvette Grand Sport which is no slouch.


Stingray

2014 Corvette Stingray


Chevy Corvette Stingray
Stingray

An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens

Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time

An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel
Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio

A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability

Track-
capable Z51 Performance Package including
: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.

Corvette
2014 Stingray hood
Corvette Stingray Interior

side shot of Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

side vent

targa top

The targa top returns on the C7 Vette

2 comments

  1. Going to give you two words here… Yea + Ummm.

    But it’s not what you may think, for it equals this:

    YUMMM!!!!

    Like most, my main complaint is with the tail lights. There is just something about those four round tail lights that has said Corvette for so long. I didn’t like it in ’91 when they squared them up and I wasn’t alone as round found their way back home in ’97 with the C5 (ok, oval… technically round did not return until the C6 but close enough.)

    Hopefully this is just a “phase” and we’ll see round again… or roundish. I mean, why not trim the tops off ala the Daytona Prototype style for shape, but using the same innards of the new 2014?

    I know, what ever… it’s just tail lights right? I just prefer that I NOT see any Camaro styling ques on the Corvette. I’ll get over it for the most part… just like any of the other Corvette diehards.

    Why you say? Because it’s the return of the Stingray and the rest of the package kicks serious A$$!!! It’s the sum of the parts and that is so much more than a pair of tail lights.

    1. Jason

      The more I think about it, the more I’m not sure what they were thinking back there either. I still love the car over all, but there were some questionable choices at the tail lights.

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