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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