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Chevy Corvette revives the Stingray name for the seventh-generation

For the C7 Corvette, Chevrolet brings back the Stingray name and makes an aluminum frame standard on all models.

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The seventh-generation Corvette debuted for 2014 with a number of noteworthy changes such as aluminum frames becoming standard on all models.

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The Stingray name also returned to signify base versions of the seventh-generation Corvette.

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The 2014 Stingray was powered by a 6.2-liter V8 with 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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An available performance exhaust system bumped output to 460 horses and 465 pound-feet.

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The engine worked with either a standard seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

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In 2015, the optional auto gearbox got upgraded to an eight-speed unit.

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The higher-performance Z06 also returned to the mix in 2015, packing a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

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This time around the Z06 was offered with manual and automatic gearboxes, as well as coupe and convertible body styles.

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Standard Magnetic Ride Control dampers, an electronic limited-slip differential, multi-mode Performance Traction Management system and stickier Michelin tires improved the Z06's handling.

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Grand Sport models with the base Stingray engine and Z06 suspension bits joined the lineup in 2017, and were followed by a range-topping ZR1 for 2019.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. 

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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