The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray,which has unquestionably been the most hotly anticipated car launch in the year, has finally been releases a day ahead of the start of the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. This car has been in development for many years now, and after having extensive work done to help it launch, the brand new Corvette Stingray features a host of upgrades and a completely redesigned body, which according to a company spokeswomen “scared them” in regard to how it would be created.
With an estimated 450 hp being produced for its new generation LT1 GM V8 engine, the Stingray is the most powerful base Chevy Corvette every produced. The outcome being that the new car surpasses the previous generation base C6 by far in every performance aspect and is able to launch to 100km/h in under four seconds, pulling over 1G when cornering and being able to stop from 100km/h in a similar time to the Z06 Corvette.
The new engine also creates 50lb-ft more torque low-end torque than the previous generation powerplant with it being able to compete with the LS7 V8 engine from 1,000-4,000rpms. Since Chevy believes that this seventh-generation Corvette, or C7 is so amazing and such a jump in technology over all previous Corvette’s, that they have named the Corvette Stingray after the legendary Stingray from the 1960’s.
In addition to the impressive engine powering the new Corvette, this car also makes use of a seven-speed TREMAC manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. This helps the driver perform the perfect up-shifts and down-shifts no matter what their experience level is, hence the name Active Rev Matching. The Stingray can come with a six-speed paddle-automatic transmission instead for those whom just want to coast when behind the wheel of this magnificent car.
Corvette chief engineer, Tadge Juechter had the following to say about the new car;
“We believe the Corvette represents the future of modern performance cars because it delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency. The result is better performance by every measure. The 2014 Corvette delivers the fastest acceleration, the most cornering grip, the most track capability, the best braking performance, and what we expect to be the best fuel-economy ever for a standard Corvette.”