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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sets its looks on stun (pictures)

With 60 years of Corvette models to compete with, the new Stingray looks and drives with the best.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET's Roadshow. Prior to the automotive beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine.
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The seventh generation of the Corvette is completely redesigned from the ground up, featuring modern performance technologies to make it a top sports car.
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The Corvette Stingray is built on an aluminum frame with composite body panels, keeping weight down to 3,300 pounds.
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The carbon fiber hood is hinged from the front.
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Chevy's latest LT1 engine is constructed from aluminum and displaces 6.2 liters. With its direct injection and performance exhaust systems, it produces 460 horsepower.
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The Stingray emblem adorns the fenders.
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The suspension uses computer-controlled magnetic technology to adjust the dampers.
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The roof of the coupe comes off and stows under the rear hatch.
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Chevy used a carbon fiber roof for the Stingray.
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The space under the rear hatch holds 15 cubic feet of luggage.
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The new Stingray is extraordinary on the right roads.
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Power adjustable sport seats are comfortable and well-bolstered.
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The cockpit is extremely driver-oriented.
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The passenger gets climate control on the upper right of the dashboard.
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The Stingray comes standard with this seven-speed transmission, and can be optioned with an automatic.
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The center dial on the instrument cluster is actually an LCD.
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A head-up display provides useful information, mirroring the instrument panel.
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The home screen on the infotainment system shows icons for all the main features.
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The menu bar squeezes the map display.
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Getting to the music selection screen is not very intuitive.
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Along with OnStar connected services, the infotainment system also shows traffic and weather.

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