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2014 Corvette Stingray Offers High-Tech Performance And An Old Name

2014 Corvette Stingray New Tech

The 2014 Corvette Stingray will offer new high-tech performance, along with an old name. For the first time in decades, the American classic will once again drop coupe from its name.

The new Vette hits showroom floors this fall with everything new except two parts. The iconic car will be more compact and more aggressive looking than the outgoing model.

True to form, Consumer Reports notes that the Corvette will come with a high base price of $51,000. With more options, consumers can expect to spend upwards of $65,000 for the iconic muscle car.

The magazine praised the 2014 Corvette, calling it “a tight, high-tech sports car.” As a bonus for drivers, performance on the seventh generation Vette can be adjusted based on the driver’s preference and road conditions.

Chevrolet already announced that its new Corvette will come with a 460 horsepower advanced LT1 engine. With the new engine, the muscle car can go from 1 to 60 in 3.8 seconds. The numbers make the vehicle the most powerful standard Corvette to date.

Car and Driver notes that the C7, as enthusiasts have dubbed the 2014 Corvette Stingray, will also have a better mpg rating than the earlier model’s 26 mpg highway estimate. It will come with two active exhaust systems, including an optional dual-mode system, which will increase performance and make the car purr.

Chevy will offer two transmission options. One option will be a six-speed automatic, while the other is a seven-speed Tremec manual with four shift gates.

In preparation for its showroom debut around the world, the 2014 Corvette Stingray recently arrived in Europe to undergo technical tests from Chevrolet. The muscle car was driven on several different kinds of roads to test out quality control. Engineers tested the vehicle at test tracks like Dudenhofen and the Nürburgring, notes Motor Authority.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray will hit showroom floors later this fall.

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3 Responses to “2014 Corvette Stingray Offers High-Tech Performance And An Old Name”

  1. Ray Tuck

    WELL THE NEW CORVETTE IS NOTHING BUT THE SAME OLD SAME OLD…..If you look at the OTHER new corvette drawings choices and mock ups you will see others more impressive than what they went with……why???? COST!!!! they take the cars shell off the old car and figure what will fit over it and BINGO that's the new look. While the corvette is the high end sports car for GM I would still take the Viper over it today. I am a GM guy and own only GM cars however the owners not designers are to blame for this cars looks. They gave it the Camaro tail lights and put a Charger like gash in the side and the boring front end of the same cars of years past. I have seen many of these on the road however its only the tail lights I really notice and sad to see the 2010 Camaro tail lights on the Corvette and the 2013 Camaro tail light look like hell. not that I want GM to lose money because it's an American car company. But only us American car owners should tell GM to get a grip on what we want to have in a real sports car.
    A BIG THUMBS DOWN ON THE NEW CORVETTE LOOKS.

  2. Anonymous

    For 65K you can get a car that in "eco-mod' gets 40+ mpg hw, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, stops from 60-0 in 98 feet*, does the 1/4 mile in 12 seconds and pulls over 1.08 G's on the skid-pad*. It's call the 2014 Corvette Z-51 Stingray. (*) = best numbers ever recorded with a street legal car with factory tires by a major car magazines.