2014 Corvette Stingray debuts at Detroit Auto Show 2013, Chevrolet unveils C7 (Video)By Angel Cuala on Jan 14, 2013 in Automobile, United States •
The all-new new 2014 Corvette Stingray sports car has finally made its debut this Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the eve of North American International Auto Show 2013 (NAIAS 2013), or the so-called Detroit Auto show 2013, as unveiled by top General Motors (GM) personnel in the video below.
As earlier promised, GM unveiled on Sunday evening at around 7 pm ET at the Russell Industrial Center, with GM North America President Mark Reuss introducing the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette (C7), and was accompanied on stage by Ed Welburn, GM VP of global design, and Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.
“This is the new Chevrolet. Tonight, we celebrate the introduction of the seventh generation or C7. For 60 years, the Corvette has represented the state of the art in performance cars. To put it simply, this car is the reason I work at General Motors,” Reuss said on his introduction of the new Corvette Stingray.
“Its presence, the performance, the history and the heritage; everything it stands for, always raises the hair on the back of my neck. Since 1953, through the good times and the bad times for this company, there was always Corvette, demonstrating what it means to win, to be the best.” Reuss added.
As noted by GM, the 2014 Corvette Stingray has an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm), making it capable of having an acceleration of 0-60 in less than four seconds, which is notably the most powerful standard Corvette in history, excluding its limited-edition models.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history. We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.” Welburn said on the press release.
Among the key features of the new Chevrolet Corvette include having an interior with a real carbon fiber, aluminum, and hand-wrapped leather materials, which has two new seat choices. Each of them features a lightweight magnesium frame and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens.
In addition, this latest model of the classic American sports car sports the all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine that features three new technologies: direct injection, continuous variable valve timing, and an Active Fuel Management system, promising to deliver more power while using less fuel.
As of this writing, GM have not announced the actual price of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, which will be built at GM‘s plant at Bowling Green, Kentucky; but noted that it will go on sale in the third quarter of 2013. But to give the public an idea, the earlier 2013 Corvette model starts at around $50,000 for its basic version.
2014 Corvette Stingray
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray being unveiled at the Detroit Auto show 2013
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