2014 Chevrolet Corvette: The Stingray returns
DETROIT--Chevrolet revives the "Stingray" moniker at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe.
The 2014 model is the seventh generation of the Corvette, but only the third model to wear the Stingray designation.
Carbon fiber hood
The new Corvette makes use of carbon fiber for its hood and roof to reduce weight. Composite materials are used throughout both the body and aerodynamic elements for the same purpose.
New V-8 engine
The 'Vette is powered by a new 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that produces an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
Seven-speed manual transmission
Power exits through the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed manual transmission that uses an Active Rev-Matching feature similar to what we've seen previously on the Nissan 370Z.
Direct-injection, cylinder deactivation, and variable valve timing should make the new Corvette the most efficient yet. Chevrolet has not yet announced fuel economy estimates for the new model.
Four center-mounted exhaust tips finish off the Corvette's rear end.
Four rear tail lamps remind us of the Chevrolet Camaro, which incidentally borrowed its quad-light configuration from the 'Vette's.
The Stingray will hit 60 mph in under four seconds, if Chevrolet's claim is true, and grip a corner at over 1g.
The Corvette's cockpit benefits from a massively upgraded interior that appears to feature Chevrolet's next-generation MyLink infotainment system.
Behind the steering wheel, which connects to a steering rack that Chevrolet claims is five times stiffer and more responsive, you'll find an LCD instrument cluster.
The seats in the Corvette make use of magnesium frames to reduce weight. Two different types of sport seats are available on the 2014 model.